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Marshall County Reports One New 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 Marshall County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death in the county in its Wednesday afternoon report. It is the 78th such death in the county since the pandemic began.

The latest death was that of a 64-year-old man who was hospitalized at the time of his passing, according to the department. MCHD also reported two new confirmed cases in the county.

The department is sending people to the Department of Health and Human Resources website for its latest numbers, which were 2,562 positive cases and 966 probable cases since the pandemic began.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department had not updated its website with its most recent numbers as of 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Hancock, Brooke, Marshall and Ohio counties were among the 45 in West Virginia that were green on Wednesday’s DHHR COVID-19 alert map. That put all four counties in the map’s safest category. There were no red or orange counties and only three gold and seven yellow counties.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 0.99 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 0.48. Brooke County had an infection rate of 7.16 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.70.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 3.79 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.05. Marshall County had an infection rate of 3.28 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.06.

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