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Marshall County Officials Report 4 More COVID-Related Deaths

The Marshall County Health Department reported four more COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday evening, bringing the county’s total to 31.

Those deaths reported were an 88-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man who were residents at long-term care centers, and two women — one 80 years old and one 90 years old — both of whom were hospitalized at the time of their deaths.

The number of COVID related deaths in Marshall County has nearly doubled since Nov. 23, when there were 16 such deaths reported since the pandemic began.

Seven deaths were reported Nov. 24, part of the 15 total that have been reported since Nov. 23.

Marshall County also reported 11 new positive cases and eight probable new cases, which come from testing done on both Sunday and Monday. The county’s overall totals now are 1,121 confirmed cases and 183 probable cases, along with 11 hospitalizations and 31 associated deaths.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 35 new positive COVID cases in Ohio County on Tuesday, bringing that county’s totals to 1,714 positive cases and 18 related deaths.

Brooke and Hancock counties intensified from gold to orange on Tuesday’s update of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ COVID-19 map, with updated tallies indicating that Hancock was retroactively orange since Sunday.

Brooke County’s 5.28 percent positivity tipped the county over the edge Tuesday, while Hancock reported 5.21 percent positivity for Sunday, and 5.71 Monday. Both counties’ infection rates have remained deeply red for weeks, with Hancock County reporting a rate of 90.25 per 100,000 residents and Brooke one of 71.63.

With an infection rate of 88.66 cases per 100,000 residents and 8.65 percent positivity, Ohio County remained in the red on Tuesday’s map. Marshall County remained red as well, with an infection rate of 97.32 cases per 100,000 residents and 10.66 percent positivity. The rates in both counties are based on a seven-day rolling average.

Statewide, there were 23 new deaths reported Tuesday morning, bringing the total to 758 since the pandemic began in March, not counting the new deaths reported later in the day. Those deaths ranged in age from the mid-50s to the late 90s.

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