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Updated: Five new COVID-19 cases announced in Ohio County

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced it had received confirmation of three new positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Two more positive cases came Wednesday morning, bringing the county’s cumulative total of positives to 95 since the start of the pandemic, according to health department Administrator Howard Gamble.

Of those cases, 71 are listed as “recovered” by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The county has seen one death.

Delving deeper into the state’s statistics shows the following information:

— There have been 9,285 tests in Ohio County, and 95 positives. The county’s positive rate to cumulative tests is 1.02 percent;

— Of the 9,285 tests, 87.4 percent of those tested have been white; 7.3 percent of those tested are listed as “other” ethnicity; and 5.3 percent of those tested have been black.

— Of the county’s positive tests, 58 of those that tested positive were female, and 37 male;

— Statewide, there currently are 27 COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized. Of those 27, 10 are in intensive care and three others are on ventilators.

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