Marshall County Announces 7 New COVID-Related Deaths

COVID-19-related deaths in Marshall County jumped by nearly 50 percent Tuesday as the county remained in the highest risk designation on West Virginia’s daily COVID alert map.

The Marshall County Health Department reported seven new COVID-related deaths in its Tuesday night update, pushing the county’s overall total from 16 deaths to 23. Those included in the latest report were a 68-year-old man, a 76-year-old man, a 95-year-old man, an 86-year-old woman, an 83-year-old man, a 94-year-old woman and a 95-year-old woman.

All seven were residents of long term care at the time of their passing.

Marshall County also reported 12 new positive cases and 13 new probable cases Tuesday. That brings the county’s totals to 963 confirmed cases and 146 probable cases, 12 people hospitalized and 23 associated deaths.

Marshall County remained “red” on Tuesday’s map with an infection rate of 104.34 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.69.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported new positive COVID-19 cases in its Tuesday night update. That brought the Ohio County’s totals to 1,425 positive cases, with 18 COVID-related deaths. Ohio County was “orange” on the Tuesday DHHR map with an infection rate of 93.49 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 6.61.

Brooke County returned to an “orange” designation on Tuesday’s West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources daily COVID-19 alert map. The county spent Monday in “red.” Brooke showed on Tuesday’s map an infection rate of 98.98 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 7.05. Hancock County also was “orange” with an infection rate of 80.33 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 6.23.

If those colors hold for this Saturday’s West Virginia Department of Education school openings map, students throughout the Northern Panhandle would be on remote learning for the next week — though Gov. Jim Justice previously announced that all school buildings in the state would remain closed for the start of next week and be allowed to reopen Dec. 3.


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