The Virginia Department of Health reports more than 55,000 confirmed or “probable” cases of COVID-19 since the virus first arrived.  The VDH reports 280 cases so far in the Lynchburg region: 96 in Lynchburg, 28 in Amherst County, 34 in Appomattox County, 94 in Bedford County, and 28 in Campbell County. The number of COVID-related deaths in the region remains at four.