WATCH: VDH reports 211 new COVID-19 cases from Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts ahead of Tuesday’s virtual briefing

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The health director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, shared updates on the local coronavirus response during a virtual briefing Tuesday morning.

As of Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 211 new COVID-19 cases, two new hospitalizations, and four new deaths related to the virus from the following localities within the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany County: 23 new cases and one new hospitalization
  • Botetourt County: 32 new cases
  • Covington: 15 new cases
  • Craig County: Two new cases
  • Roanoke City: 41 new cases, one new hospitalization, and one new death
  • Roanoke County: 74 new cases and two new deaths
  • Salem: 24 new cases and one new death

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

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fincastle Baptist Church in Botetourt County
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County

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

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