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2 COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Ohio County, 1 in Marshall

Both the Wheeling-Ohio County and Marshall County health departments reported new COVID-19 deaths in their Tuesday updates.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department said the two deaths reported Tuesday night were identified through State and Local surveillance data and death certificate data match and were not a previous case. That brought the county’s total deaths since the pandemic began to 81.

WOCHD also reported 10 new positive cases in the county, bringing that total to 4,103.

The Marshall County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death Tuesday night, the county’s 74th since the pandemic began.

The county’s latest death was of a 71-year old man hospitalized at the time of his passing. The department also reported two new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and seven new probable cases in its Tuesday afternoon update.

The department is directing people to the Department of Health and Human Resources website for its latest numbers. The website reports Marshall County has had 2,372 confirmed cases and 829 probable cases since the pandemic began.

Ohio County returned to gold on the DHHR COVID-19 alert map Tuesday, while Hancock, Brooke and Marshall counties all remained green, the map’s safest category.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 9.42 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.28. Brooke County had an infection rate of 9.77 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.72.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 21.39 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 4.37. Marshall County had an infection rate of 13.10 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.96.

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