Monday Coronavirus Update

There are just over 30 thousand cases of COVID-19 reported in Virginia, with 1009 deaths and 3.775 hospitalizations. There are seven cases reported in Alleghany County with four hospitalizations and no deaths. Two cases are reported in Covington. Botetourt County has grown to 31 cases with nine hospitlaized and three deaths.

Many houses of worship were empty this weekend in Virginia even though most of the state has entered the first phase of a gradual reopening set in place by Gov. Ralph Northam. The Roanoke Times reports several mainline denominations in the state have directed members to wait for the time being to host in-person services. The directives come as nonessential businesses across the state began to reopen Friday after Northam eased restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 73,393 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,457 positive, 71,936 negative and 64 deaths. There are eight confirmed cases and no deaths in Greenbrier County