Virginia April 24 COVID-19 update: 1,005 new cases, no new deaths reported in Hampton Roads


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Health announced that it has launched a COVID-19 Variants of Concern dashboard, in collaboration with the  Department of General Services’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services.

The departments said this dashboard includes variants of  SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because they are an increased health risk. VDH said these variants may be spread easier, cause a more severe illness, be resistant to the COVID-19 vaccine, make treatments less effective and virus tests less accurate.





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