Health and Medicine
According to the latest numbers released this morning from the Virginia Department of Health there are 19 new probable or confirmed coronavirus cases being attributed to the Roanoke Valley. State health officials report 6 new cases in Roanoke City, 8 in Roanoke County, and 4 new cases in Botetourt County and 1 new case Salem.
According to the latest numbers released this morning from the Virginia Department of Health there are 18 new probable or confirmed coronavirus cases being attributed to the Roanoke Valley. State health officials report 9 new cases in Roanoke City, 5 in Roanoke County, and 2 new cases in both Botetourt County and Salem. This comes after 38 new cases were reported yesterday in the Roanoke Valley.
A major goal of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute on the Virginia Tech Carilion campus in Roanoke is to turn that research into viable commercial spinoffs that can help treat people. An FBRI offspring is working on a peptide – that’s an amino acid chain – to treat brain and breast cancer:
The “Healthy Roanoke Valley” initiative that focuses on underserved and “vulnerable” populations began after a 2012 “community health assessment” – now Carilion Clinic is being honored for its part in making the region a healthier place. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Hampton Roads will now see tighter business restrictions as of Friday due to sharp spikes in COVID-19 infection rates there, but a local Virginia Department of Health communicable disease specialist says things are better around here. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Governor Northam says most of Virginia is holding relatively steady in the rate of new COVID-19 cases, but the situation in Hampton Roads is much different and very concerning, and as a result, he is reinstating a new set of restrictions for that region only. They include no alcohol sales or consumption in restaurants after 10:00 pm, closing all restaurants by midnight, and limiting indoor dining to 50% capacity. Private or public gatherings must not exceed 50. These restrictions will take effect Friday.
Northam says the spread of COVID-19 in Virginia is much different now than it was in April, and different measures must now be taken in efforts to combat The governor says the clear majority of new cases is now among those in their 20’s and younger, and these new measures are designed to address this specific situation. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more: