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Vaccinations Begin for 80 and Older

The Marshall County Health Department has set a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those 80 and older for Monday.

The clinic will be held at the Chevron Building at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 12th Street in Moundsville. The department has 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to deliver to those 80 and older. Earlier this week, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state would move those seniors up on the vaccination schedule.

Appointments are required. Interested Marshall County residents can schedule appointments by calling 304-551-4296 starting at 10 a.m. today. Once the 100 appointments are full, the line will turn off.

Do not call the regular Marshall County Health Department number to schedule a vaccination.

Due to social distancing limitations and occupancy restrictions, those with appointments must come to the building at the time of their appointment. They do not need to arrive early.

Face masks or face shields are required of everyone to assist in protecting everyone working at this clinic.

Due to social distancing within the clinic setting, only those being vaccinated will be allowed within the building unless there is a medical need for assistance.

The department requests that proof of age and Marshall County residency be provided the day of the event to speed up registration.

The department also reported 61 new positive COVID-19 cases and 14 new probable cases Friday. Of those cases, 53 were cases previously reported in the Northern Regional Jail outbreak, but had not yet been reported in the county databases. All 53 have recovered.

This brings Marshall County’s totals to 1,760 confirmed cases, 355 probable cases, seven hospitalizations and 51 associated deaths.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 18 new COVID cases Friday, bringing that county’s totals to 2,711 cases and 42 associated deaths.

Ohio County returned to “red,” the highest-risk category, along with the rest of the Northern Panhandle’s four counties on Friday’s Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map. There no longer were any “green” counties on the map Friday. Calhoun County moved to “yellow” with a 3.12 percent positivity.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 112.06 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 17.24. Brooke County had an infection rate of 98.32 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 15.97.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 59.68 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 9.19. Marshall County had a percent positivity of 58.02 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 11.40.

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