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Ohio County and Marshall County Drop to Yellow on West Virginia COVID-19 Map

The Northern Panhandle’s streak of all four counties in green on the state’s COVID alert map came to an end Sunday, but just barely.

Hancock and Brooke counties remained green, the map’s safest category, on the Department of Health and Human Resources map, but Marshall and Ohio counties slipped to the second-safest category, yellow. Still the Sunday map showed plenty of green.

In all, there were 33 green counties, along with nine yellow counties, seven gold counties and six orange counties. No counties among West Virginia’s 55 were red, the map’s highest-risk category.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 5.95 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.65. Brooke County had an infection rate of 8.47 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.53.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 17.25 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.05.

Marshall County had an infection rate of 16.84 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.14.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announces four new positive COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday in its Sunday night update. That put the county’s totals at 3,839 cases and 65 associated deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department had not updated its Facebook page with its latest numbers as of 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

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