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Marshall County Reports 62nd COVID Death

The Marshall County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death in its Tuesday night report, the 62nd such death since the pandemic began.

Tuesday’s reported death was that of a 79-year-old man hospitalized at the time of his passing.

The county also reported 16 new confirmed positive cases and four new probable cases Tuesday, bringing its totals to 2,301 confirmed cases, 614 probable cases and six hospitalizations.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported seven new positive cases in its Tuesday update.

That brought Ohio County’s totals to 3,702 positive cases and 65 related deaths since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 metrics continued to show improvement statewide. West Virginia on Tuesday once again showed no counties in red, the highest-risk category, on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map.

In the Northern Panhandle, Hancock County returned to green, the map’s safest category. Brooke and Ohio counties both were yellow, the second-safest category, and Marshall County was gold, a step below gold.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 9.92 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.81.

Brooke County had an infection rate of 16.93 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.95.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 18.63 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.57.

Marshall County had an infection rate of 20.12 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 4.09.

In Ohio, the Belmont County Health Department reported 5,189 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Fifty-nine people are hospitalized and there have been 93 COVID-related deaths.

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