Marshall County health numbers show both good and bad trends

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October 31 2021 11:59 pm

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) – There’s mixed news in Marshall County’s recent COVID numbers.

Preparedness Director Mark Ackermann explained the case numbers are going down, but COVID-related death numbers are going up.

He said they have recorded three deaths at the beginning of this week, and at least three last week as well.

The numbers are going down, but unfortunately what the public is also seeing is some of the associated deaths occurring now, of those who have been in the hospital for a little while. So, as the governor and everybody had said for a while, we’d start to see a decrease but we’d also potentially see a rise in associated deaths, and that’s what we’ve been seeing.

Mark Ackermann, Preparedness Director, Marshall County Health Department

The Marshall County Health Department held a drive-through clinic at the county fairgrounds Tuesday.

It was for people who have gotten both doses of Pfizer vaccine and are now six months out and eligible for a booster.

Ackermann said they’re planning more drive-through clinics in the near future. He added we may hear more definitive news about a Moderna vaccine booster in the next few weeks.

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