Officials expect spike in COVID-19 cases at Virginia Tech


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Local leaders are expressing concerns over their thought over a potential spike in coronavirus cases at Virginia Tech.

University President Tim Sands along with the New River Health District Director Noelle Bissell and Blacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith discussed the situation during an online town hall Thursday morning.

Since last week, 157 new COVID-19 cases have been reported.

Over 10,000 students have been tested for the virus.

Sands says by speaking with officials at Radford University, he expects the situation to get worse before it gets better.

Sands also says Virginia Tech will make adjustments as they are needed. The school will also be updating reports of COVID-19 daily, instead of weekly.

As of Thursday morning, one-percent of the student population has tested positive for coronavirus.

View the online town hall below.

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