WATCH: Dr. Morrow with Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts holds weekly briefing on pandemic response


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The health director for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, provided an update on the status of the pandemic and vaccine efforts in the Roanoke Valley and the Alleghany Highlands Tuesday morning.

This virtual news conference came after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,236 new COVID-19 cases, 106 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 30 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, April 20.

The VDH says 63 of those new cases are from the following localities in Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, as well as one new hospitalization and one new death:

  • Alleghany County: Three new cases
  • Botetourt County: Four new cases
  • Covington: Two new cases and one new death
  • Craig County: One new case
  • Roanoke City: 12 new cases
  • Roanoke County: 15 new cases and one new hospitalization
  • Salem: 26 new cases

Meanwhile, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are holding a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Berglund Center.

Doses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone 16 years of age or older. Minors between 16 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

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