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Most of Northern Panhandle Green on West Virginia COVID-19 Map

Three of the Northern Panhandle’s four counties found themselves in the safest category Monday on the state’s COVID-19 alert map.

Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties all were green on the Department of Health and Human Resources alert map. Meanwhile, Marshall County was orange, the second-highest-risk category.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 13.39 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.99. Brooke County had an infection rate of 14.33 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.90.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 17.25 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.63. Marshall County had an infection rate of 25.27 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 5.06.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced one new positive COVID-19 case in its Monday night update, bringing that county’s totals to 4.394 cases and 89 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department announced 21 new confirmed positive COVID cases and 14 probable cases between May 8-10 in its Monday night update. The department is sending people to the DHHR website for its latest totals, which were 2,507 confirmed positive cases, 929 probable cases and 77 related deaths as of Monday morning.

In Ohio, the Belmont County Health Department weekly shot clinic at the Ohio Valley Mall is expected to end May 20 due to declining demand for vaccinations in the county. Afterward, health department staff likely will set up clinics by request, Belmont County Deputy Health Commissioner Robert Sproul said.

Belmont County on Monday reported 6,242 cases since the pandemic’s beginning, with 117 related deaths.

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