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Fourteen new COVID-19 cases identified in Ohio County; currently 68 active cases

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department said Thursday it had been notified of 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. Currently, the health department reports a total of 172 positive cases, including three deaths. Case surveillance contact tracing and monitoring continues for many of the reported cases.

Investigation to date indicates that cases are associated with resident and nonresident vacation travel, group events including family gatherings, and cases with no other risk factor, which can be an indicator of active community spread. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department continues to monitor several local outbreaks.

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, indoors 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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