RADFORD – Each Monday, the New River Health District releases a variety of data regarding the current trends in the pandemic.
For the first time in recent history, Radford had no new cases listed for the day on Sept.28.
And the trends are looking positive for the Health District as a whole.
While COVID-19 is widespread in the NRV and across Virginia, the entire state, including our region, is on a downward trend in terms of positive cases,” states the information released by Robert Parker, public information officer for the district.
Radford has a total of 740 cases, eight hospitalizations and one death.
“As of today, there are five COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized and seven persons under investigation [in the health district],” it states. “NRV hospitals remain at normal operations, capacity and capabilities, with no interruptions to patient care.”
Also, 350 doses of the seasonal flu vaccine were given on Sept. 25 at Radford Fire & Rescue.
Testing is available locally, for anyone seeking it. Call 540-267-8240. Upcoming testing:
Today at Radford City Health Dept. and Friday at the Montgomery Co. Health Dept.