WATCH: Dr. Morrow discusses COVID-19 trends around Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — As the number of coronavirus cases around Virginia continue to climb, the health director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, held a Wednesday afternoon Zoom briefing to discuss the recent COVID-19 trends in the region.

This online briefing comes after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,087 new COVID-19 cases — the largest single-day increase in cases since April 30 — along with 33 new virus-related hospitalizations and seven new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Wednesday, July 28.

The VDH says 64 of those new cases, as well as three of those new hospitalizations and one of those new deaths, are from the following localities in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany County: One new case
  • Botetourt County: Six new cases and one new hospitalization
  • Covington: Two new cases
  • Craig County: Zero new cases
  • Roanoke City: 24 new cases, one new hospitalization, and one new death
  • Roanoke County: 20 new cases and one new hospitalization
  • Salem: 11 new cases

Meanwhile, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are offering first-dose COVID-19 vaccine opportunities in the coming weeks at mobile clinics, which are listed below:

  • Wednesday, July 28 at Belmont Library at 1101 Morningside Street SE in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Thursday, July 29 at Kiwanis Centennial Playground, Picnic in the Park – CHIP, at 2600 Melrose Avenue NW in Roanoke (J&J and Pfizer)
  • Thursday, July 29 at the Vinton War Memorial at 814 East Washington Avenue in Vinton (Pfizer)
  • Saturday, July 31 at the Washington Park Pool Party at 1610 Burrell Street NW in Roanoke (Pfizer and J&J)
  • Monday, Aug. 2 at Andrew Lewis Middle School at 616 South College Avenue in Salem (Pfizer)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Sweet Union Baptist Church at 521 Madison Avenue NW in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Vaccine clinics in Alleghany County/Covington
  • Vaccine clinics in Craig County

To set up a second-dose appointment or to learn more about vaccination efforts within the health districts, click here.

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