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Ohio County sees 15 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is announcing 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County. These are new cases since Sept. 4th. Currently, the health department reports a total of 312 cases, including four probable cases and six 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, cases at higher education centers and cases with no other risk factor, which can be an indicator of active community spread. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is monitoring two outbreaks among facilities in Ohio County.

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.

As of Tuesday, when schools reopened in West Virginia, Ohio County was green based on the rolling seven-day average of new cases. The green classification allows schools to operate in-person and sporting contests to take place.

A new map will come out at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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