The number of confirmed Roanoke Valley COVID-19 cases increased slightly in the last 24 hours, and the statewide total now tops 2,600. The Virginia Department of Health reports 2,637 cases across the state, an increase of 230 in one day. The VDH reports 51 deaths, which is one less than the number reported Saturday; a department spokesperson says “This is due to a change in the code for reporting deaths due to COVID-19. One of the previously reported deaths that occurred in a patient is not attributed to COVID-19.” The death total remains about 2% of confirmed cases.
In the Roanoke region, there are 15 reported COVID cases in Botetourt County, 10 in Roanoke City, 10 in Franklin County, 6 in Montgomery County, 5 in Roanoke County 4 in Bedford County, and 1 in Salem.