Virginia’s total COVID-19 case count climbs past 600K Thursday as VDH reports 2,082 new cases, 28 new deaths


(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Thursday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 600,550 coronavirus cases and 10,182 virus-related deaths, including 2,082 new confirmed and probable cases and 28 new confirmed and probable fatalities from across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 471,770 cases and 8,498 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, March 18. However, 128,780 cases and 1,684 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,082 new COVID-19 cases, 94 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 28 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of March 18, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 92,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,264 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,748 cases96 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,452 cases56 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Bath County: 246 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,938 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Bland County: 631 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,354 cases53 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 857 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,154 cases120 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,191 cases, 154 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 783 cases42 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Covington: 555 cases23 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Craig County: 251 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,124 cases (-27), 248 hospitalizations (-3), and 123 deaths
  • Floyd County: 767 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,781 cases, 138 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Galax: 1,010 cases (-1), 77 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,123 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,171 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,588 cases69 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,286 cases, 301 hospitalizations, and 122 deaths
  • Highland County: 98 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,139 cases (-1), 21 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,005 cases252 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,528 cases, 132 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 8,499 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths
  • Nelson County: 843 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,265 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,178 cases197 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,392 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 1,949 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,823 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 178 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,581 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,428 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Salem: 1,940 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,145 cases, 118 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths

***items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous day’s totals***

Since Wednesday, March 17, the VDH reported 61 new COVID-19 cases in Pittsylvania County, 39 in Montgomery County, 21 in Roanoke County, 19 in Lynchburg, 17 in Roanoke City, 15 in Botetourt County, 12 in Campbell County, 11 in Giles County, 10 in Halifax County, nine in Bedford County, nine in Pulaski County, eight in Alleghany County, six in Amherst County, six in Henry County, six in Salem, five in Franklin County, five in Radford, five in Wythe County, four in Patrick County, three in Appomattox County, three in Bland County, three in Carroll County, two in Charlotte County, two in Grayson County, two in Rockbridge County, one in Buena Vista, one in Covington, one in Craig County, one in Floyd County, one in Martinsville, and one in Nelson County.

In addition, of the 28 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say one is from Bedford County, one is from Henry County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Galax, one less case in Lexington, and 27 less cases and three less hospitalizations in Danville.

The department has reportedly received 25,611 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 94 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, six are from Pittsylvania County, four are from Bedford County, four are from Lynchburg, two are from Amherst County, two are from Henry County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Covington, one is from Franklin County, and one is from Halifax County.

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