The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke area doubled over the past week.

COVID-19 case numbers remain low in the Roanoke area.

The Roanoke City-Alleghany Health district reported 197 new cases over the last two weeks, according to Doctor Cynthia Morrow. 

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Governor Ralph Northam changed Virginia's mask guidance to allow vaccinated people to go without face coverings last week. But it's still up to businesses if - and how - to check if customers are vaccinated.

Virginia’s governor is lifting the state’s indoor mask mandate in line with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Local health officials expect to be able to start offering COVID-19 vaccine to younger kids in the next couple of days.