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COVID-19 Positive Cases Jump Again in Ohio, Marshall Counties

Marshall County reported more than 50 new positive COVID-19 cases for the second time in less than a week Thursday, while Ohio County reported another 64 new cases.

The Marshall County Health Department reported 55 new positive COVID cases Thursday. On Friday, Nov. 13, the county reported 51 confirmed positives, along with nine probable cases.

Marshall County now as a total of 855 confirmed positive cases, along with 110 probable cases. Thirteen people have been hospitalized and there have been 13 COVID-related deaths. Ohio County now has a total of 1,255 positive cases, along with 16 COVID-related deaths.

Marshall County was “red” on Thursday’s daily COVID alert map from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, while Ohio County remained “orange.” Those counties had those same designations Wednesday, as well as on last Saturday’s school openings map from the West Virginia Department of Education.

If the counties remain those colors on this Saturday’s education map, they must remain on remote learning through the week.

Marshall was one of six red counties on Thursday’s daily map, while Ohio was one of 15 orange counties.

Marshall County had an infection rate of 109.96 and a 10.29 percent positivity on the Thursday map, a jump from the previous day, when Marshall had an infection rate of 98.26 and a percent positivity of 9.41.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 89 and a percent positivity of 5.97 on Thursday’s map, 10 points above its infection rate of 79 the day before and, and an increase from its 5.32 percent positivity.

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