WATCH: Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts’ director provides local COVID-19 update

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, Dr. Cynthia Morrow — the director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts — held a virtual briefing about the local coronavirus response and vaccination efforts around the Roanoke Valley and the Alleghany Highlands.

This online briefing comes after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 132 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new virus-related hospitalizations, and three new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, July 6.

The VDH says nine of those new cases are from the following localities in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany County: Zero new cases
  • Botetourt County: One new case
  • Covington: Zero new cases
  • Craig County: Zero new cases
  • Roanoke City: Four new cases
  • Roanoke County: Three new cases
  • Salem: One new case

Meanwhile, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are offering first-dose COVID-19 vaccine opportunities in the coming weeks at mobile clinics, which are listed below:

  • Tuesday, July 6 at Fallon Park at 502 19th Street SE in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Wednesday, July 7 at the Salem Fair at 1001 Roanoke Boulevard in Salem (J&J and Pfizer)
  • Thursday, July 8 at the Vinton War Memorial at 814 East Washington Avenue in Vinton (Pfizer)
  • Friday, July 9 at the Salem Fair at 1001 Roanoke Boulevard in Salem (J&J and Pfizer)
  • Saturday, July 10 at the Salem Fair at 1001 Roanoke Boulevard in Salem (J&J and Pfizer)
  • Wednesday, July 14 at Pilgrim Baptist Church at 1415 8th Street NW in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Wednesday, July 14 at the Brambleton Center at 3738 Brambleton Avenue SW in Roanoke (Pfizer and J&J)
  • Friday, July 16 at Mt. Zion AME at 2128 Melrose Avenue NW in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Saturday, July 17 at the Roanoke Envision Center – Community Day at 2607 Salem Turnpike NW in Roanoke (J&J and Pfizer)
  • Tuesday, July 20 at Hill Street Baptist Church at 111 Madison Avenue NW in Roanoke (J&J and Pfizer)
  • Vaccine clinics in Alleghany County/Covington
  • Vaccine clinics in Craig County

To set up a second-dose appointment or to learn more about vaccination efforts within the health districts, click here.

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