Roanoke City, Alleghany Health Districts provide weekly COVID-19 update; total in-district cases up 932 from last week

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Dr. Cynthia Morrow did not provide a weekly update on COVID cases in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District; however, details on the latest case information was still provided.

In the update from Tuesday, Oct. 5, a total of 32,353 cases have been reported since the start of the pandemic — a number that is up 932 from last week.

More specifically, the Alleghany Health District reported a total of 20,938 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and the Roanoke City Health District reported 11,415.

Nearly 25 percent of newly reported cases are in children and approximately 50 percent of newly reported cases involve people younger than 35 years of age.

The update also mentions that the overwhelming majority of new cases and hospitalizations occurred in those who are not fully vaccinated.

As of Monday, Oct. 4, a total of 98 people were hospitalized with the virus. Of those, 62 are new hospitalizations, with 32 in the Roanoke City Health District and 66 in the Alleghany Health District.

The above hospitalizations reflect residents of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District.

An additional 34 individuals from outside of these districts are currently in local hospitals.

As of Tuesday, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts saw a total of 552 virus-related deaths — 334 of which are in the Alleghany Health District and 218 are in the Roanoke City Health District.

Health officials with the districts say the next briefing is scheduled, as normal, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m.

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