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Two COVID-19 clinics scheduled in Wheeling as three new positive cases announced

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Monday announced two new COVID-19 testing clinics this week while also reporting three new positive coronavirus cases in the county.

Along with testing at the off-site Wheeling Hospital site and at local MedExpress facilities, testing will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Friday’s clinic will be held at the Exley Center in Hil Dar at 2155 Angle Ave. Saturday’s clinic is in the parking lot of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple’s North Wheeling Dream Center.

These are free and open clinics with no residency restrictions. The clinics are for those with or without symptoms and no insurance is needed. Participants need to bring a driver’s license, photo ID or other proof of address. Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

With the three new cases, the county’s overall total of positives since the pandemic began is at 57 including one death. A total of 45 of the 57 cases have recovered.

Ohio County and Ohio Valley residents are advised to limit public contact, implement social distancing, work at home where possible, wear a face covering when out in public or at work, wash your hands frequently and contact your personal physician if you become ill with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is reminding Ohio Valley residents that if you are tested for COVID-19 that you are to remain in home isolation until you receive negative test results. Individuals who test positive will be contact by a county health department and receive further instructions in regards to care and monitoring.

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