WATCH: Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts’ director shares update on local COVID-19 efforts

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Dr. Cynthia Morrow — the director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow — discussed the local pandemic response and vaccination efforts during a Zoom briefing Tuesday morning.

This online briefing comes after the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 182 new COVID-19 cases, 59 new virus-related hospitalizations, and eight new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, June 8.

The VDH says a number of those new cases and hospitalizations are from the following localities in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany County: Two new cases
  • Botetourt County: Three new cases
  • Craig County: Zero new cases
  • Roanoke City: Four new cases and one new hospitalization
  • Roanoke County: Eight new cases and three new hospitalizations
  • Salem: Three new cases and one new hospitalization

However, since Monday, June 7, the VDH reported one less coronavirus hospitalization in Alleghany County and two less cases in Covington.

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:

  • Thursday, June 10 at the Bonsack Baptist Church at 4845 Cloverdale Road in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Friday, June 11 at the Salvation Army at 724 Dale Avenue SE in Roanoke (Pfizer or Moderna)
  • Monday, June 14 at God’s House Baptist Ministry at 3601 Melrose Avenue NW in Roanoke (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Tuesday, June 15 at Fallon Park at 502 19th Street SE in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Wednesday, June 23 at Pilgrim Baptist Church at 1415 8th Street NW in Roanoke (Pfizer)
  • Wednesday, June 30 at the Vinton Community Center at 820 East Washington Avenue in Vinton (Moderna)
  • 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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