RCAHD COVID-19 Updates

RCAHD COVID-19 Updates



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December 1, 2020

Here are our weekly updates about the COVID-19 response for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District (RCAHD).

As of Tuesday, 12/1/20 COVID-19 cases:

Cumulative Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts: 8639

Alleghany Health District 4740/932 active cases

Roanoke City Health District 3895/479 active cases

By locality: 

·         Alleghany County 259/58 active cases

·         Botetourt County 749/99 active cases

·         Covington 91/26

·         Craig County 85/*

·         Roanoke County 3235/732 active cases

·         Salem 321/17 active cases

·         Unknown 4

New cases in the last 24 hours: 

54 (Alleghany Health District: 42, Roanoke City Health District: 12)

People hospitalized with COVID-19, As of Monday 11/30/20:

·         TOTAL: 72 (35 Alleghany Health District/ 37 Roanoke City Health District)

·         NEW: 41 (22 Alleghany Health District/ 19 Roanoke City Health District)

COVID-19 related deaths, As of Tuesday 12/1/20:

142 (61 Alleghany Health District /81 Roanoke City Health District)

Active Outbreaks of COVID-19 in RCAHD as of Tuesday 12/1/20:  25

Primarily long-term care and congregate living facilities

·         15 Long Term Care Facility (LTCF)

·         2 Congregate Living Facility (CLF)

·         2 Businesses

·         3 School

·         3 Religious

Situation Update:


Weekly regional metrics: For the week ending on 11/21/20, Near Southwest VA had high burden, substantial activity, fluctuating trend.

School metrics: 11/30/20 (2 week incidence v. 1 week): 

All at “Highest Risk”: Alleghany, Botetourt, Covington, Craig, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem

Testing Events:

COVID testing

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts will hold three COVID-19 testing this week.

12/1 Salem Civic Center, Salem

12/2 Eagle Rock Library, Botetourt

12/3 Green Hill Park, Roanoke County

For a full list of upcoming COVID testing events, please click here or visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-19-testing-events/

To listen to this week’s press briefing with Dr. Morrow, Click here:   https://fccdl.in/znRIOoJP2A

Support Contact Tracing Efforts

We encourage all community members to engage in contact tracing efforts. If you test positive for COVID-19, please use this form to identify and inform your close contacts: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/04/VDH_Slow_Spread_COVID19.pdf 

If you are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please start to quarantine and stay home for 14 days after your last exposure, monitoring yourself for symptoms. 

COVIDWIZE: Add your phone to the fight and download the COVIDWIZE App! https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/ 

Regional Roanoke Valley Community Health Assessment Survey: Carilion Clinic, in partnership with Healthy Roanoke Valley (HRV) and the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, is conducting another Community Health Assessment (CHA) of the Roanoke Valley. Key themes from the Community Health Assessment will be used to develop programs and initiatives to address community needs. We need your help gathering input! The first step of the CHA process is assessing the needs of communities through the Community Health Assessment Survey. Please share the survey widely in order to help us gather this valuable input; the survey takes around fifteen minutes to complete. In addition, if you would like to request paper surveys for your organization to distribute, please complete this short form. Individuals that complete the survey will be entered into a raffle for a $100 grocery gift card.

Thank you for your help in this important work. For more information, please contact Molly Roberts at mjroberts@carilionclinic.org.