Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Reports 89th COVID-Related Death | News, Sports, Jobs

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Reports 89th COVID-Related Death |  News, Sports, Jobs

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced another COVID-19-related death in its Thursday night update. That marked the 89th such death in the county since the pandemic began. Ohio County had an infection rate of 16.21 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.69. Marshall County had an infection rate of 19.18 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.84.

Ohio County was green, the safest category, on Thursday’s DHHR COVID-19 alert map. Hancock, Brooke and Marshall counties all were yellow, the second-safest category. Hancock County had an infection rate of 19.83 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.96. Brooke County had an infection rate of 18.88 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.13. In Ohio, the Belmont County Health Department announced 6,201 total cases since the pandemic began, along with 166 related deaths.

The Marshall County Health Department announced four new confirmed positive cases and three new probable cases in its Thursday night update. The department is sending people to the Department of Health and Human Resources for its latest totals, which were 2,491 positive cases, 905 probable cases and 76 related deaths. The department also announced five new positive cases in the county, bringing that total to 4,368.

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