ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Dr. Cynthia Morrow, the director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, updated the community Tuesday morning on current public health concerns, including the coronavirus pandemic.
This virtual news conference on Tuesday, May 17 comes after the health districts reported increasing local COVID-19 activity on Tuesday, May 10, with higher case counts and more COVID-19 related hospitalizations reported that week.
Health officials told WFXR News at the time that these numbers were expected to keep rising over the next several weeks since the most recent and more contagious omicron variants comprise more than 99% of cases in the region.
You can check out the health districts’ update from May 10 below:
“As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, it is an important reminder we can all do our part in reducing transmission by staying up-to-date on our vaccines, staying home while we are ill with COVID-19, and quarantining when we are exposed to this infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” Morrow said in a statement on May 10.