COVID IN WEST VIRGINIA: Ohio County announces 19 new cases

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OHIO COUNTY, W.VA (WTRF) — The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is announcing  new cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County. 

Currently, the health department reports a total of 489 cases, including 12 probable cases and eight deaths.  Case surveillance, contact tracing, and monitoring continues for many of the reported cases.  

A single positive COVID-19 case has been identified at Wheeling Central Catholic High School.  The case is a teacher who tested positive on 10/20/20. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and school officials have investigated and identified students and staff that were direct contacts.  Those individuals were contacted and placed in quarantine. 

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been identified at Wheeling Park High School. Both cases are students that tested positive on 10/20/20. The health department and school officials have investigated and identified staff that were direct contacts. Those individuals have been contacted and placed in quarantine.

Stay with 7News as we continue to update you on COVID cases across the Ohio Valley.

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