Economic uncertainty after the COVID-19 pandemic, what should be done with Confederate Monuments in Virginia, and what can be done to address police brutality against law-abiding citizens. We dove into all those hot-button issues with Salem Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith this morning on The Roanoke Valley’s Morning News:
Hundreds took part in protests for racial equality this past weekend in Roanoke. WFIR’s Ian Price has more from a James Madison University social justice major who traveled for a peaceful demonstration.
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12 new confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases have been added in the Roanoke Valley over the latest 24-hour reporting period. Five in Roanoke County, Five in Roanoke City, and two in Salem. There’s been no change in the number of hospitalizations or deaths in the Roanoke Valley according to the latest data from the Virginia Department of Health.
The latest data from the Virginia Department of Health shows 57 new confirmed or probable COVID-19 related deaths over the most recent 24-hour reporting period bringing the statewide death toll to 1,338. There are no new deaths recorded in the Roanoke Valley in that timespan but there are two new cases. One in Roanoke City and one in Roanoke County. Confirmed or probably coronavirus cases in the Roanoke Valley show Botetourt and Salem with 32 each, Roanoke County with 97, and Roanoke City with 147.
The total number of confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 cases in Virginia has surpassed 40,000 — 40,249 to be exact. There are also 45 additional deaths statewide over the latest 24-hour reporting period. The latest data released by the Virginia Department of Health this morning shows no new cases or deaths in the Roanoke Valley.