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Among Northern Panhandle, Ohio County Alone in Green on West Virginia COVID-19 Map

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

The Northern Panhandle’s all-green designation on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map lasted all of a day. Three of those counties fell out of green on the Monday map.

Out of the four, only Ohio County remained in green, the safest category on the map. Hancock and Brooke counties both went yellow, the second-safest category, while Marshall County went gold, a rung lower than yellow on the map.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 15.87 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.29. Brooke County had an infection rate of 18.23 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.71.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 15.18 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.65. Marshall County had an infection rate of 24.33 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 4.83.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported six new positive COVID-19 cases in its Monday night update. That put the county’s totals at 4,347 total cases and 87 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department reported 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine new probable cases between Saturday and Monday in its Monday night update. The department is sending people to the DHHR website for its latest totals, which were 2,481 confirmed cases, 900 probable cases and 76 related deaths as of Monday morning.

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