Health and Medicine
According to the latest numbers released this morning by The Virginia Department of Health there are 106 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, and three new hospitalizations being attributed to the Roanoke Valley. 39 new cases and 2 new hospitalizations in Roanoke City, 40 new cases in Roanoke County, 20 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Salem and 7 new cases in Botetourt County.
According to the latest numbers released this morning by The Virginia Department of Health there are 70 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, 1 new death and three new hospitalizations being attributed to the Roanoke Valley. 33 new cases in Roanoke City, 21 new cases, two new hospitalizations, and one new death in Roanoke County, 10 new cases in Salem and 6 new cases and one new hospitalization in Botetourt County.
According to the latest numbers released this morning by The Virginia Department of Health there are 41 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases ,and 1 new hospitalization being attributed to the Roanoke Valley. State health officials are reporting 26 new cases in Roanoke City, 11 new cases in Roanoke County, 3 new cases and 1 new hospitalization in Salem, and 1 new case in Botetourt County.
There were questions about the plot to kidnap him and about extending the deadline after a cut fiber optic cable knocked the state’s voter registration system off-line yesterday, but Governor Northam did also manage to give an update on where Virginia – and the First Family – stands with the Coronavirus. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
After an employee tested positive the Franklin County Treasurer’s office will be closed to the public the remainder of this week to protect other employees and citizens from the community spread of COVID-19. County residents can still pay taxes online, over the phone or in-person using the drop box at the Treasurer’s Office located in the Franklin County Government Center. Other business with the Treasurer’s Office this week can be conducted through the Franklin CountyVa.gov website.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s office said today that near the end of September an offender was quarantined and tested for COVID after presenting sinus or allergy-like symptoms. The test results returned as positive. Since that time, there have been other offenders and corrections staff testing positive for COVID-19. The Western Virginia Regional Jail is now assisting with temporary housing for Franklin County offenders to keep them separate from the county jail staff.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and while the need for getting annual mammograms is widely reported, most women in age groups considered most at risk do not get one. The standard guidance is for women 40 and over, regardless of known risk factors, to get a mammogram each year. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more: