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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Coming to West Virginia State Parks

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)

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is getting the state parks system involved in the project to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

Justice announced during his Friday briefing that free vaccination clinics are coming to all West Virginia state parks. The state will start with its highest-traffic parks before Memorial Day.

The first parks on the list will be Chief Logan, Pipestem, Little Beaver, Cedar Creek, Cooper’s Rock, Kanawha State Park, Greenbrier State Park, Tygart Lake, Berkeley Springs and Tu-Endie-Wei.

On Memorial Day weekend, Justice said all state parks and forests will offer vaccines to park employees, their families and park guests. More details will be posted later on wvstateparks.com.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 11 new positive COVID-19 cases in its Friday night update. That brought the county’s totals to 4,324 positive cases and 86 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department reported five new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in its Friday night update. The department is sending people to the Department of Health and Human Resources website for its latest totals, which were 2,465 confirmed positive cases, 894 probable cases and 76 related deaths.

Hancock and Ohio counties were green, the safest category on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map Friday. Brooke and Marshall counties were yellow, the second-safest category.

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