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Northern Panhandle Still Mostly Yellow on COVID-19 Map

The Northern Panhandle remained mostly yellow Wednesday on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map. Three of four counties were in the second-safest category on the map.

Hancock, Brooke and Marshall counties all were yellow, and Ohio County was alone in green, the map’s safest category. Statewide, there were two counties in red, the highest-risk category, six counties in orange, seven in gold, 14 in yellow and 26 in green.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 17.85 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.94. Brooke County had an infection rate of 16.93 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.81.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 17.59 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.32. Marshall County had an infection rate of 17.78 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.57.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in its Wednesday night update, bringing that county’s totals to 4,179 confirmed cases and 83 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department announced four new confirmed positive COVID cases and four new probable cases. The department is sending people to the DHHR website for the county’s latest numbers, which were 2,399 confirmed positive cases, 848 probable cases and 76 related deaths.

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