WATCH: Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts share update on local COVID-19 response


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Following Tuesday morning’s announcement about Virginia pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccinations amid the CDC and FDA investigation into blood clots, the health director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, held an online briefing about the local pandemic response.

This briefing came after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 2,048 new COVID-19 cases, 87 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 20 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, April 13.

The VDH says more than 50 of those new cases are from the following localities in Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, as well as two new hospitalizations:

  • Alleghany County: Two new cases
  • Botetourt County: Three new cases
  • Covington: Zero new cases
  • Roanoke City: 26 new cases
  • Roanoke County: 13 new cases and two new hospitalizations
  • Salem: Eight new cases

However, since Monday, April 12, the VDH reported one less COVID-19 case in Craig County.

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