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Ohio County sees 10 new positive COVID-19 cases; Health Department says related to possible ‘active community spread’

Gamble

Ten new positive COVID-19 cases are being reported Tuesday in Ohio County. Currently, the health department reports a total of 154 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, including an outbreak of COVID-19 at the First Baptist Church in Wheeling, WV. At this time, the health department has identified 15 direct cases and 6 indirect cases of COVID-19 linked to the church.

The county currently has 54 active cases, and 97 have recovered along with three deaths.

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