Update




Virginia recorded 640 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. That is the highest daily number so far, and it reverses three previous days of declining case counts.

The Virginia Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 numbers show more of a breakdown – such as hospitalizations and deaths per locality. The only WFIR-listening area locality with any recorded deaths on the newest numbers is Botetourt County with 3. Hospitalizations in our area, 9 in Botetourt, 5 in Roanoke City, 2 in Franklin County, 1 in Bedford. Statewide the death toll is at 324, with 321 of those deaths COVID-19 confirmed.