WATCH: Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts hold COVID-19 virtual briefing

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Community members received an update on the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts’ COVID-19 response during Tuesday morning’s virtual briefing with Dr. Cynthia Morrow.

This briefing comes after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 4,707 new COVID-19 cases and 93 new virus-related deaths — the second-highest single-day spike in deaths reported in the Commonwealth since the start of the pandemic — in Tuesday morning’s tally.

Of those new numbers, the VDH says 120 new cases and four new deaths are from the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany County: 10 new cases and one new death
  • Botetourt County: 10 new cases
  • Craig County: Two new cases
  • Roanoke City: 53 new cases and two new deaths
  • Roanoke County: 37 new cases
  • Salem: Eight new cases and one new death

However, since Monday, Jan. 25, VDH reported three less coronavirus cases in Covington.

In addition, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are set to host several drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites over the course of the next month, which are listed below:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Eagle Rock Library in Botetourt County
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Vinton War Memorial in Vinton
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem

Health officials say pre-registration is not required to be tested at these free events.

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