RCAHD Weekly Health Update: COVID-19: Cumulative Case Count Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts: 71063 (up 735). People hospitalized with COVID-19, as of Monday 8/15/2022: 29. 22 new hospitalizations. COVID-19 related deaths, as of Tuesday 8/16/2022: 1039. 654 Alleghany Health District, 385 Roanoke City Health District.
Monkeypox: The RCAHD teams continue to work with healthcare professionals and community-based organizations to identify and provide vaccines to individuals who are at greatest risk for this orthopox virus.
Hepatitis A Outbreak: Since January 1, 2022, 80 cases of hepatitis A, including 59 hospitalizations, have been reported in the RCHADs. No new cases were reported this week.
Submitted by the Roanoke County and Alleghany Health Districts
Experience HU–The Sound of Soul: Singing HU can bring comfort, peace and calm, a release of fears, and answers to your questions. You and your family are warmly invited to a Sound of Soul event on Thursday, August 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Raleigh Court Branch Library, 2112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke. Regardless of your beliefs or religion, you can sing HU to become happier and more secure in God’s love. HU is an ancient name for God that has been sung for thousands of years in many lands for spiritual unfoldment. The program consists of a heart-opening spiritual quotation and a 15 – 20 minute HU chant (either aloud or silently) and quiet contemplation. All are welcome.
Submitted by Eckankar Church