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Eighth COVID-19 Death In Marshall County

Ohio County sees 59 new virus cases

WHEELING — Marshall County reported its eighth death associated with COVID-19 on Wednesday, a 95-year-old woman who was a resident of a long-term care facility at the time of her death Tuesday.

The same day, Ohio County reported nearly five dozen new cases, with the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announcing 59 new cases, including 16 new cases at a long-term care facility which was not immediately identified late Wednesday night.

Marshall County county also announced 32 new positives and six probable cases, bringing the county to a total 594 total cases and 75 probables.

While the infection rate continues to climb in Ohio and Marshall counties, the percent positivity has begun to stagnate, hovering near the same values for the last few days, while West Virginia reports having crossed 30,000 cases statewide.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 30,201 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, with 553 deaths reported, seven deaths of which, along with 885 new cases, were since midnight Tuesday.

In Ohio County, while the infection rate climbs steadily each day, the county sat at 4.77 percent positivity according to Wednesday’s numbers, a slight improvement over the previous day’s 4.87 percent. After a brief spike late last week, where the percent positivity hit a high at 5.29, briefly putting the county in orange on the COVID-19 map, it quickly reduced to as low as 4.5 percent, around where it has hovered for this week.

The county reported a total of 941 cases Wednesday, including 10 deaths.

Marshall County also reports slowly climbing infection rates, while percent positivity hangs out around 6.6 percent. The figure hit a high point last Thursday, coming just under 7 percent, before dropping to 6.1 at the start of this week. The number has hovered in the middle 6.6 percentages since.

Prior to the announcement late Wednesday, cases at long-term care facilities had remained steady. As of Tuesday, Ohio County reported three cases among staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, and 12 cases among residents and five among staff at Guardian Elder Care. Marshall County reported 35 cases among residents and 12 among staff at Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and three staff at Mound View.

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