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Vaccine Clinic Phone Lines Open Today in Ohio and Marshall Counties

Residents in Ohio and Marshall counties age 65 and older get their chance this morning to call in for a spot in Friday’s multi-county COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Phone lines will open for residents starting at 8:30 a.m. and those lines will remain open until the spots for those two counties are filled. Ohio County residents can call 304-234-3798 and Marshall County residents can call 304-221-9910.

Tyler and Wetzel county residents also will be able to get vaccinated at Friday’s clinic at the Chevron Building at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 714 Myrtle Ave. in Moundsville.

Their spots will be filled through their current waiting lists. The clinic will operate from 8 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced another COVID-related death in its Tuesday night report, the 61st in the county since the pandemic began. That death was of someone hospitalized at the time of their passing. The county also announced 25 new positive cases, bringing its total to 3,471.

The Marshall County Health Department announced 11 new confirmed positive cases and six new probable cases in its Tuesday night report. That brought the county’s totals to 2,128 confirmed cases, 550 probable cases, seven hospitalizations and 57 associated deaths.

Brooke County joined other counties throughout West Virginia, including Hancock and Ohio counties, in orange on Tuesday’s Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map. Marshall County remained red on that map.

The Belmont County Health Department reported 4,829 total cases in the county since the pandemic’s onset, with 870 people isolated with active cases and 3,823 recovered. There are 46 people hospitalized, and 90 people have died after being infected. These include two new coronavirus-related deaths reported Tuesday, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s, both of whom were in long-term care.

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