VDH: 333 new COVID-19 cases reported in Southwest Virginia Saturday, 21 new deaths

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Southwest Virginia’s 14-day average of new daily COVID cases reached a high Saturday after a backlog of cases produced a single-day record.

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – Southwest Virginia counties reported 333 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths, and 14 new hospitalizations Saturday according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). 

Washington County reported 92 new cases on Saturday. Buchanan County reported 17 new COVID-19 related deaths. A nursing home outbreak first reported to VDH Nov. 9 in Grundy — in Buchanan County — had 35 reported cases and no deaths as of Monday’s long-term care update but likely contributed to the death figure there.

Statewide, VDH reported 220,510 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. However, VDH noted a backlog of data Saturday, causing higher result number. Saturday’s larger numbers bring the 14-day averages in News Channel 11’s Southwest Virginia viewing area to new highs for new daily cases and hospitalizations.

According to VDH, the total number of confirmed and probable cases is 251,173.

With 17 new hospitalizations reported Saturday, an eight-county area of Southwest Virginia reached its highest 14-day average of new hospitalizations.

VDH reports there have been 3,819 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state.

VDH reported Saturday morning that there are 14,893 confirmed hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and 362 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. – 591 cases / 28 hospitalizations/ 7 deaths (10 new cases)
Buchanan County – 496 cases / 31 hospitalizations/ 23 deaths (38 new case/ 8 new hospitalizations/ 17 new deaths)
Dickenson County – 341 cases / 16 hospitalizations/ 2 deaths (26 new cases/ 1 new death)
Lee County – 1,012 cases / 49 hospitalizations/ 15 deaths (21 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)
Norton – 95 cases / 5 hospitalizations (4 new cases)
Russell County – 914 cases / 64 hospitalizations / 9 deaths (31 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)
Scott County – 824 cases / 55 hospitalizations / 17 deaths (15 new cases, 2 new deaths)
Smyth County – 1,134 cases / 75 hospitalizations / 35 deaths (39 new cases/ 2 new hospitalizations)
Tazewell County – 1,157 cases/ 53 hospitalizations/ 8 deaths (20 new cases/ 1 new death)
Washington County, Va. – 1,966 cases / 130 hospitalizations / 34 deaths (92 new cases/ 2 new hospitalizations)
Wise County – 1,320 cases / 72 hospitalizations / 50 deaths (37 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)

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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