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Ohio County remains orange on latest COVID-19 map; New cases in Marshall turn county yellow

WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ latest COVID-19 map shows Ohio County remaining in the orange designation with a rolling average of 13.45 cases per 100,000 residents over the past seven days. Marshall County, meanwhile, turned yellow on the map Tuesday with an average of 4.21 cases per 100,000 residents.

Marshall County’s numbers increased over the past few days with positive cases that shut down the Marshall County Health Department and also stopped in-person schooling at Sherrard Middle School and McNinch Primary School. Staff members at both schools tested positive. So far, no students have tested positive.

In Ohio County, the orange designation, if it remains through this week, could possibly mean no sports or in-person classes next week. However, Gov. Jim Justice is expected to announce changes to the COVID-19 classification system to add a new designation between yellow and orange. The governor is expected to announce that change at 11 a.m. today.

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