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Virginia Dept. of Health: COVID-19 continues to spike in much of southwest Virginia

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Published: Oct. 18, 2020 at 10:41 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 155,838 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth on Sunday.

According to VDH, the total number of confirmed and probable cases to 166,138.

VDH reports there have been 3,186 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state.

VDH reported Sunday morning that there are 11,756 confirmed hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and 105 probable virus-related hospitalizations.

Note: VDH does not report whether cases are active or recovered. County and community case totals can include active, recovered, confirmed, and probable cases.

Bristol, Va. – 233 cases / 17 hospitalizations/ 7 deaths (4 new cases)

Buchanan County – 234 cases / 14 hospitalizations/ 2 deaths (7 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)

Dickenson County – 120 cases / 8 hospitalizations/ 1 death (-1 case)

Lee County – 392 cases / 33 hospitalizations/ 9 deaths (26 new cases)

Norton – 44 cases / 5 hospitalizations

Russell County – 409 cases / 34 hospitalizations / 8 deaths (14 new cases)

Scott County – 272 cases / 22 hospitalizations / 5 deaths (11 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)

Smyth County – 589 cases / 51 hospitalizations / 22 deaths (6 new cases)

Tazewell County – 417 cases / 19 hospitalizations/ 2 deaths (9 new cases)

Washington County, Va. – 833 cases / 75 hospitalizations / 22 deaths (10 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)

Wise County – 520 cases / 36 hospitalizations / 9 deaths (12 new cases)

On Sunday, VDH reported 99 new COVID-19 cases in Southwest Virginia, with one less case in Dickenson County.

Four new hospitalizations were reported Sunday in Southwest Virginia related to COVID-19.

The Virginia Department of Health does not report recoveries from the virus.

For full coverage of the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, click HERE.

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