ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, Dr. Cynthia Morrow — the director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts — shared an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as local testing and vaccination efforts, during an online news conference.
This online briefing comes after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 3,335 new COVID-19 cases, 119 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 52 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, Sept. 21.
You can read the data Dr. Morrow shared during Tuesday’s Zoom briefing below:
Meanwhile, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are offering first-dose COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the coming weeks at mobile clinics, which are listed below:
- Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Craig County Health Department at 161 Main Street in New Castle (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J)
- Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Melrose Library at 2502 Melrose Avenue NW in Roanoke (Pfizer and Moderna)
- Thursday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alleghany County/Covington Health Department at 321 East Beech Street in Covington (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J)
- Thursday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department at 1502 Williamson Road NE in Roanoke (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J)
- Saturday, Sept. 25 at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home vaccination clinic at 1002 Moorman Avenue NW in Roanoke (Pfizer and J&J)
- Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Craig County Health Department at 161 Main Street in New Castle (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J)
To set up a second-dose appointment or to learn more about vaccination efforts within the health districts, click here.
In addition, the health districts are offering free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites over the next two weeks:
- Salem Civic Center Parking Lot A from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, and Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 28
- Dabney S. Lancaster Community College from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30
- Fincastle Baptist Church from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
Watch the weekly briefing below.
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