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Cameron Elementary, High Schools Go Remote

CAMERON — Two schools in Marshall County have switched to remote learning for the next week and a half as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in the community of Cameron.

On Wednesday, Marshall County Schools suspended in-person instruction at Cameron Elementary School and Cameron High School until Nov. 9, effective today. Learning will be conducted remotely for students at those schools through provided iPads and the Microsoft 365 platform.

Other schools in Marshall County are unaffected and will continue to operate at Level 2 learning, which is in-person classes four days a week, with Wednesdays reserved for a deep cleaning of each school.

Representatives from the Marshall County Health Department were unavailable to comment Wednesday on how the rural Marshall County city has otherwise fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, Marshall County reported exceeding 300 total cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak began. Seven new confirmed cases were announced. Of those, four previously had been announced as probable cases. All the new patients are reporting mild symptoms; one is a 5-year-old girl and another is a teenage girl.

Additionally, eight other probable cases were announced by the end of the day.

This brings Marshall County to a total of 304 confirmed cases and 40 probable cases, 82 of which are in isolation at home and four hospitalized. There have been five associated deaths in the county, while 253 patients have recovered and been released from isolation.

Meanwhile, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County on Wednesday. The department reports a total of 566 cases since the start of the outbreak, including nine deaths.

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