Ohio County Reported Fewer New COVID-19 Cases in Last Week
The new COVID-19 positive totals this past week in Ohio County is lower than last week’s but it was the sixth straight week that those totals have reached triple digits.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced Sunday that there had been 169 new cases in Ohio County from Sept. 19 to Sunday. That’s down from 249 new cases reported from Sept. 12-19.
The department also announced two new COVID-related deaths from Sept. 19-26. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Ohio County has seen 4,118 confirmed positive cases, 1,475 probable cases and 93 related deaths since the pandemic began.
According to the WOCHD, there have been 69 cases of the delta variant reported in Ohio County, along with 86 cases of the alpha variant and two cases of the gamma variant.
Meanwhile, the Marshall County Health Department reported 152 confirmed positive cases, 96 probable cases and four related deaths from Sept. 18-24.
The DHHR dashboard showed Sunday that Marshall County has reported 3,410 confirmed cases, 1,420 probable cases and 96 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There were three orange counties and one red county on the DHHR’s COVID alert map on Sunday. Marshall County was red, the highest-risk designation, while Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties were orange, one rung below red on the list.
Hancock County had an infection rate of 80.33 positive cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 7.41, while Brooke County had an infection rate of 54.05 positive cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 7.44.
Ohio County had an infection rate of 58.65 positive cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 5.92, while Marshall County had an infection rate of 84.69 positive cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 9.10.