Ohio County sees three deaths, 55 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Three residents of a long-term nursing home in Wheeling died Saturday from complications of COVID-19, according to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources long-term care statistics, updated Saturday, showed active outbreaks at Peterson and Good Shepherd. While the health department did not signify which facility had the deaths, there are now five deaths of residents at Peterson, according to DHHR data.

The county also reported 55 new cases on Saturday, bringing the cumulative total since March to 1,048 cases. Of those, at least 320 cases currently are active, when adding the new cases with the data provided by the state.

The rising cases has pushed Ohio County into the orange classification, meaning their is high risk for community spread of COVID-19.

The orange means students in the county — and also students in Marshall County — will be on remote learning this week.

Due to the rising positive cases, starting Monday, November 16th and running until Saturday, November 21st, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 testing clinics at three locations in Ohio County:

Valley Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 355 Fire House Lane, Valley Grove WV

Warwood Fire Station, Station 9, 1301 Richland Avenue

Wheeling Island Fire Department, Station 5, 11 North Wabash Street.

Testing will be available from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.


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