COVID-19 cases drop after a spike across Roanoke Valley

After a few weeks as a high transmission zone, Roanoke has dropped back to moderate

Officials say they are expecting numbers to continue to decrease

ROANOKE, Va. – After an early summer rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said cases in the Roanoke Valley are finally trending down.

Even with around 600 cases last week, health experts expect numbers to drop in the coming weeks.

Officials are referring to the brief spike in cases as a “muted peak.”

Doctors are still waiting to see how the Memorial Day weekend will affect case numbers.

“I think we really have to have humility when it comes to this virus and know that it is just unpredictably unpredictable,” said Dr. Cynthia Morrow, director of Roanoke/ Alleghany Health District. “That being said, I think that right now the indicators are looking pretty good.”

Health officials are also expecting a vaccine for children under the age of five to be approved sometime next week.

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Abbie Coleman officially joined the WSLS 10 News team in January 2023.