The Virginia Department of Health announced Friday that the state is expected to receive an estimated 480,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from two manufacturers (Pfizer and Moderna) by the end of December 2020.
The new year will bring a new model to the production line at Volvo Trucks. Thursday afternoon, executives introduced the Volvo VNR Electric Truck the company will build at the New River Valley Assembly plant in Dublin.
The regional affiliate of a national non-profit is closing its local operations and distributing $500,000 dollars to health care groups in our area. Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer prevention, care and research since 2006. But after the national organization announced plans to centralize its operations, the local board of directors voted to end its affiliation, effective December 3.
Centra Health in Lynchburg is also responding to the rising number of COVID cases. On Wednesday Centra officials said the number of COVID-positive patients at Lynchburg General peaked over the weekend at 56.