The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 28 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday night, as the county’s total number of positive cases pushed past 1,500.
That total was added to the 56 positives the department announced late Wednesday night. Ohio County’s totals now sit at 1,509 positive cases with COVID-related deaths.
The county will conduct free COVID-19 testing clinics Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at three locations: Valley Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 355 Fire House Lane, Valley Grove; Warwood Fire Station, Station 9, 1301 Richland Avenue; Wheeling Island Fire Station, Station 5, 11 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. No residency restrictions.
Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This is a drive-up testing clinic and participants will be tested either in their personal vehicles or at a walk-up location near the testing sites. For more information call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682.
Marshall County had not updated its Facebook page, as it does daily, with a Thursday update as of 11 p.m. Thursday.
All four Northern Panhandle counties sat in “orange” on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources daily COVID-19 alert map. Hancock County had an infection rate of 79.83 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 5.71, while Brooke County had an infection rate of 82.70 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 6.02.
Ohio County had an infection rate of 87.62 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 6.87, while Marshall County, which had been in “red” this week until Thursday, had an infection rate of 84.22 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 7.87.
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