WATCH: Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts’ Dr. Morrow provides COVID-19 update

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The health director for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, shared updated information on the status of the pandemic and local vaccine efforts during an online news conference Tuesday morning.

This virtual briefing came after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 771 new COVID-19 cases, 94 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 16 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, May 4.

The VDH says a number of those new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are from the following localities in Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany County: Two new hospitalizations and one new death
  • Botetourt County: Eight new cases
  • Covington: Nine new cases
  • Craig County: Zero new cases
  • Roanoke City: One new hospitalization
  • Roanoke County: 14 new cases, two new hospitalizations, and two new deaths
  • Salem: One new hospitalization

However, since Monday, May 3, the VDH reported one less virus-related death in Roanoke City, four less cases in Salem, and nine less cases in Alleghany County.

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