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Ohio County Reports 87th COVID-19 Death

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 Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported another COVID-19-related death Sunday, the third death the department has reported in the last five days.

That death marked the 87th in Ohio County since the pandemic began. The department also reported 17 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday. That brought the county’s total to 4,341 cases since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department had not updated its website with its latest COVID-19 numbers as of 11 p.m. Sunday.

All four counties in the Northern Panhandle were green on Sunday’s Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map, the map’s safest category. There were no red counties, three orange counties, one gold county, six yellow counties and 45 green counties on Sunday’s map.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 5.45 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.11. Brooke County had an infection rate of 10.42 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.12.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 6.21 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.07. Marshall County had an infection rate of 13.57 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.70.

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