Thirteen new COVID-19 cases identified in Ohio County

WHEELING — Ohio County now has 80 active COVID-19 cases, as 13 new cases are being reported Monday afternoon.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced the new cases. Those come in addition to the 67 active cases listed Monday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Monday also saw the closure for a week of Wheeling Central Catholic High School after cases reported there.

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 multiple 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.


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