UPDATE 9:33 a.m. (8/3/22): The director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, announced during Tuesday’s public health update that the region is continuing to show high but steady levels of COVID-19 activity.

Health officials continue to recommend coronavirus vaccines, saying they are the most effective tool available to decrease the risk of catching the virus.

You can read the latest data about COVID-19 — as well as monkeypox and hepatitis A — from the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts below:

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) will be holding a conference on Tuesday to provide a public health update.

The health districts’ director, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, will provide the update at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Morrow will provide a COVID-19 update and share other information surrounding public health topics.

You can watch the briefing on WFXRtv.com, on the WFXR News App, or on the WFXR Facebook page.

Morrow’s briefing comes two weeks after her last virtual update, but you can read the data shared by the RCAHD on Tuesday, July 26 below:

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Botetourt County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem have “high” COVID-19 community transmission levels; Covington and Craig County have “medium” levels; and Alleghany County has “low” levels as of Thursday, July 28.