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Multi-County COVID Vaccination Clinic Set for Friday

Residents in Ohio and Marshall counties ages 65 and older can start calling this morning to set up an appointment for a multi-county COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.

Ohio County residents will be able to call (304) 234-3798 and Marshall County residents will be able to call (304) 221-9911 starting at 8:30 a.m. today to schedule appointments. Wetzel and Tyler county residents can be vaccinated there as well, but their spots will be filled by their current waiting lists.

The clinic will be held Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Chevron Building at the fairgrounds, at 714 Myrtle Ave. in Moundsville. Entrance to the clinic will be from 12th Street in Moundsville.

Appointments will be set for every 10 minutes.

Once all appointments have been made Wednesday, the appointment lines will not be answered nor will additional appointments be taken.

Residents are asked to not call the health departments’ main numbers as these are used for routine department business.

Residents also are asked to bring a photo ID, including proof of age and residency (such as a West Virginia driver’s license). To help maintain social distancing, please come to your appointment at the time scheduled. You do not need to arrive early. When more vaccine arrives, or additional groups are identified for vaccination the departments will provide more notification.

The Marshall County Health Department reported one new COVID-related death in its Tuesday update, that of a 70-year-old man who was hospitalized at the time of his passing. The department also reported 53 new confirmed positive and 22 new probable cases, recorded between this past Saturday and Tuesday.

That brings the county’s totals to 1,998 confirmed cases, 493 probable cases, eight hospitalizations and 55 deaths.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced 31 new positive cases in its Tuesday update, bringing that county’s totals to 3,303 cases and 57 deaths. In Ohio, Belmont County has seen 4,565 positive coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to its health department, with 973 people now isolated at home with active cases and 34 in hospitals. Two more deaths reported Tuesday in Belmont County bringing the total to 87.

Ohio County moved back to red on Tuesday’s Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map, joining Marshall and Brooke counties in that designation among Northern Panhandle counties. Hancock County was in orange.

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