Health officials report 277 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths in Virginia Wednesday

RICHMOND, Virginia (WFXR) – On Wednesday morning, Virginia health officials reported 277 new COVID-19 cases and two new virus-related deaths, bringing the total coronavirus in the Commonwealth to 678,226 confirmed and probable cases and 11,330 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 527,938 cases and 9,565 deaths related to the virus on Wednesday June 16. However, 150,288 cases and 1,765 deaths continue to be reported as “likely”.

Health officials reported 277 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new virus-related hospital admissions and two new virus-related deaths across the Commonwealth on June 16, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to Wednesday update of the VDH, more than 103,000 cases have been reported from the following locations in Southwest and Central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,370 cases, 64 hospitalizations and 49 deaths
  • County Amherst: 2,979 cases, 127 hospital admissions and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,621 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath District: 274 cases, 10 hospitalizations and 11 deaths
  • Bedford District: 6,643 cases, 243 hospital admissions and 109 deaths
  • Bland County: 684 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • District of Botetourt: 2,587 cases, 66 hospital stays, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 927 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,590 cases, 185 hospital admissions and 88 deaths
  • County Carroll: 2,717 cases, 225 hospital stays and 78 deaths death
  • Charlotte County: 870 cases, 56 hospital admissions, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 611 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 323 cases, 18 hospital admissions, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,495 cases, 306 hospital admissions and 141 deaths
  • Floyd County: 884 cases, 31 hospital admissions and 23 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,100 cases, 198 hospital admissions and 80 deaths
  • Galaxy: 1,172 cases, 95 hospital admissions and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,316 cases, 51 hospital admissions and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,508 cases, 101 hospital stays, and 37 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,834 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,665 cases (-1), 372 hospital stays and 124 deaths death
  • Highland County: 110 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,209 cases, 28 hospital stays and 32 deaths death
  • Lynchburg: 7,850 cases, 344 hospital admissions and 154 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,627 cases, 166 hospital stays and 78 deaths death
  • Montgomery District: 9,419 cases, 192 hospital admissions and 96 deaths
  • Nelson County: 894 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,391 cases, 110 hospital admissions, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,597 cases, 260 hospital stays, and 82 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,702 cases, 129 hospital admissions and 62 deaths
  • Radford: 2,176 cases, 40 hospital admissions and 19 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,569 cases, 261 hospital stays and 198 dead
  • Roanoke County: 8,379 cases, 185 hospital admissions and 147 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,560 cases, 56 hospital stays, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,212 cases, 73 hospital admissions and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,716 cases, 160 hospital stays, and 81 deaths

** Items in bold indicate new cases, hospital admissions, and / or deaths versus previous day totals **

As of Tuesday, June 15, the VDH has nine new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, six in Campbell County, four in Botetourt County, four in Danville, four in Pittsylvania County, four in Radford, four in Roanoke County, three in Montgomery County reported, three in Rockbridge County, two in Bath County, two in Floyd County, two in Franklin County, two in Galax, two in Giles County, two in Martinsville, two in Pulaski County, two in Salem, one in Alleghany County , one in Amherst County, one in Bedford County, one in Carroll County, one in Lexington, and one in Roanoke City.

Additionally, the department says that of the two new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, one is from Roanoke City.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, however, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Henry County.

Health officials say they had received a total of 30,241 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations in Virginia as of Wednesday, 33 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of those newly reported hospital admissions on Wednesday, two were from Pittsylvania County, two from Rockbridge County, one from Botetourt County, one from Grayson County, and one from Wythe County.

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