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Ohio County Orange on COVID-19 Map for the First Time in Weeks

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department said there were 19 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday in the county.

That brings the total cases to 3,195 with 57 deaths in Ohio County.

Meanwhile, for the first time in weeks, Ohio County moved from the red designation on the state Department of Health and Human Resources map to orange. Starting Monday and running until Jan. 22, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 testing clinics at two locations in Ohio County — the health department itself and the Wheeling Island Fire Station on North Wabash Street. The free clinics are for those with or without symptoms and no insurance is needed. Participants need to bring a driver’s license, photo ID or other proof of address.

Statewide, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 66-year old male from Summers County, a 78-year old male from Tucker County, a 76-year old female from Hancock County, an 89-year old female from Hancock County, a 65-year old male from Hancock County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, a 90-year old female from Hancock, an 82-year old male from Jackson County, a 79-year old female from Upshur County, a 56-year old female from Barbour County, a 72-year old male from Cabell County, a 92-year old male from Mercer County, a 74-year old female from Harrison County, a 93-year old male from Hancock, an 87-year old female from Hancock, a 69-year old male from Kanawha, a 95-year old female from Hancock County, a 72-year old female from McDowell, a 79-year old female from Brooke, a 93-year old female from Hancock, an 86-year old female from Fayette, a 93-year old female from Ohio County, an 84-year old female from Ohio, an 83-year old female from Doddridge County, an 80-year old male from Kanawha, an 85-year old female from Wayne, an 88-year old female from Wood, and a 56-year old male from Cabell.

“The toll this virus has taken on our state also weighs heavily on our medical providers,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we remember each life and each family, we also remember those fighting to save them.”

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