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Belmont County confirms 4 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul reported four more residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, on Friday morning.

Sproul said one is the husband of a woman who had tested positive and been quarantine. The man was quarantined with her.

Sproul said the other three likely contracted the disease while traveling to places within the country. They were not part of a group but contracted the virus separately.

This brings the total number of confirmed and active cases in Belmont County to five. Seven people have tested positive, but the first two have recovered.

Sproul said the new cases were tested through a private lab and his office received the results Thursday night and Friday morning. He is in the process of reaching out to people they have had contact with and instructing them to self-quarantine. He said none of the positive cases is currently symptomatic. The people with new positive test results are in their 30s, 40s and 60s. Sproul said some are quarantined with spouses or other family members.

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