October 20, 2021

Reported by: Gregory A. Howard

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – As heard at 7:20 a.m.

From The Two Virginias Newsroom with your local news, I’m Gregory Howard…   In her weekly situational update on Tuesday, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts provided this summary: “Although we still have high levels of community transmission of COVID-19, high numbers of individuals who are hospitalized, and unfortunately, more deaths attributed to COVID-19, the weekly number of new cases significantly decreased this week. We are hopeful that the worst is behind us.”

  • There were 738 new cases
  • Approximately 20% of those new cases are in children
  • 53 new hospitalizations

Approximately 45% of new cases are in persons younger than 35 years of age and the overwhelming majority of new cases and hospitalizations continue to occur in individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Total COVID-19 related deaths in the district stands at 590.

To receive your COVID 19 vaccine, please call the Alleghany County Covington Health Department at 540-962-2173.

From the Two Virginia’s Newsroom, I’m Gregory Howard…

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