Virginia Dept. of Health reports 238 new COVID-19 cases in Southwest Virginia

Local Coronavirus Coverage

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) — The Virginia Department of Health reported eight new deaths due to the novel coronavirus across the Southwest Virginia region Wednesday.

That area also experienced 238 new COVID-19 cases along with 20 more hospitalizations.

The deaths were reported as following:

  • Bristol, Virginia — 1 new death
  • Buchanan County — 1 new death
  • Russell County — 1 new death
  • Scott County — 2 new deaths
  • Smyth County — 3 new deaths

Statewide, VDH reported 646,563 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth on Sept. 29.

According to VDH, the total number of confirmed and probable cases is 863,644, an increase of 3,151 from Tuesday.

VDH reports there have been 10,717 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 49 from Monday.

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. – 2,145 cases / 156 hospitalizations / 44 deaths (4 new hospitalizations, 1 new death)
Buchanan County – 2,137 cases / 131 hospitalizations / 49 deaths (11 new cases, 1 new death)
Dickenson County – 1,430 cases / 53 hospitalizations / 22 deaths (7 new cases)
Lee County – 3,409 cases / 132 hospitalizations / 52 deaths (23 new cases, 1 new hospitalization)
Norton – 490 cases / 28 hospitalizations / 10 deaths (2 new cases)
Russell County – 3,370 cases / 146 hospitalizations / 49 deaths (32 new cases, 1 new death)
Scott County – 2,713 cases / 156 hospitalizations / 70 deaths (24 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, 2 new deaths)
Smyth County – 4,198 cases / 253 hospitalizations / 103 deaths (39 new cases, 6 new hospitalizations, 3 new deaths)
Tazewell County – 5,286 cases / 213 hospitalizations / 88 deaths (21 new cases)
Washington County, Va. – 6,904 cases / 538 hospitalizations / 132 deaths (42 new cases, 8 new hospitalizations)
Wise County – 4,631 cases / 214 hospitalizations / 118 deaths (37 new cases)

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