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Marshall County Reports 57th COVID-Related Death

Marshall County reported one new COVID-related death Friday night, the 57th in the county since the pandemic began.

That death, according to the Marshall County Health Department was of a 72-year-old man who was hospitalized at the time of his passing. The department also reported 31 new confirmed positive cases and 10 probable cases Friday. That brought the county’s totals to 2,092 confirmed cases, 524 probable cases and eight hospitalizations, along with 57 associated deaths.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced 32 new positive COVID cases in its Friday night report, bringing Ohio County’s totals to 3,381 cases and 58 associated deaths.

Hancock and Ohio counties remained in orange as the number of counties in the highest-risk category remained low on Friday’s state COVID-19 alert map.

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources daily COVID-19 alert map, just 15 counties — including Brooke and Marshall — were in red, the map’s worst category. Twenty-seven were in orange, the second-worst category. Eight were in gold, four were in yellow and one, Tucker, was in green, the map’s safest category.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 48.59 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 5.41. Brooke County had an infection rate of 69.67 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.99.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 64.51 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 7.13. Marshall County had an infection rate of 62.23 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.97.

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