ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, Dr. Cynthia Morrow with the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District held a virtual briefing to provide an update on the local coronavirus response efforts.
This briefing comes after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,385 new COVID-19 cases, 100 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 160 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth in the updated tally on Tuesday, March 2.
Of those new numbers, the VDH says 31 new cases, two new hospitalizations, and seven new deaths are from the following localities in Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:
- Alleghany County: Four new cases
- Botetourt County: Six new cases and one new death
- Covington: Zero new cases
- Craig County: Zero new cases
- Roanoke City: One new case and two new deaths
- Roanoke County: 17 new cases, two new hospitalizations, and four new deaths
- Salem: Three new cases
Meanwhile, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts plan to host several drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites over the course of March, which are listed below:
- Tuesday, March 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge
- Tuesday, March 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Fincastle Baptist Church in Botetourt County
- Tuesday, March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County
- Tuesday, March 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem
- Monday, March 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Vinton War Memorial in Vinton.
Health officials say pre-registration is not required to be tested at this free event.
Watch the briefing below.