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Marshall County Falls to Orange on West Virginia COVID-19 Risk 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)

Marshall County found itself, after days in pretty good shape, in the second-highest-risk category Sunday on the state’s COVID-19 alert map.

Marshall County was orange on the Department of Health and Human Resources alert map, one of 12 orange counties on the Sunday map. Wirt and Nicholas counties were red, the highest-risk category, while 12 more were gold, eight more were yellow and 21 were green.

Hancock County was yellow, the second-safest category on the map, while Brooke and Ohio counties were green, the safest category.

The Marshall County Health Department did not update its website with its latest totals as of 10 p.m. Sunday, but it did offer a late Friday update announcing another COVID-related death, that of a 70-year-old man hospitalized at the time of his passing. According to the DHHR website, there have been 77 COVID-related deaths in Marshall County since the pandemic began.

The department also announced six new confirmed positive and eight new probable COVID cases in that Friday update.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 10 new positive COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday in its Sunday night update. That put that county’s totals at 4,393 cases and 89 related deaths since the pandemic began.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 14.88 cases per 100,000 residents on Sunday’s COVID map, along with a percent positivity of 3.29. Brooke County had an infection rate of 14.33 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.85.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 17.94 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.74.

Marshall County had an infection rate of 25.27 and a percent positivity of 5.09.

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