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Coronavirus

Youthful Jackson Countian succumbs to COVID-19

CHARLESTON – A 21-year-old man from Jackson County was among the confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in Wednesday morning’s pandemic update from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Deaths also included a 52-year-old man from Wood County, an 80-year-old ...

Judge sets Nov. 15 date for briefs in school mask lawsuit

PARKERSBURG — A temporary injunction was not granted this week in regards to the mask mandate for Wood County Schools. Court personnel said Tuesday Wood County Circuit Judge JD Beane has given both sides until Nov. 15 to file briefs in this matter to build their cases after a hearing was ...

COVID-19 survivor encourages residents to get vaccinated

CHARLESTON — A COVID-19 vaccine skeptic and coronavirus survivor told his harrowing story of his fight with the virus Monday morning during Gov. Jim Justice’s pandemic briefing. Christopher Holmes, a COVID-19 survivor who spent 80 days in the hospital with an infection that put him on a ...

Six MOV residents among latest reported COVID-19 deaths

CHARLESTON — Six Mid-Ohio Valley residents, three of them from Wood County, were listed among the deaths attributed to COVID-19 by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Monday. A total of 28 deaths were added to the statewide toll, with two — both from Preston ...

West Virginia officials: COVID deaths decreasing slower than new infections

CHARLESTON — Although active COVID-19 cases are at less than half the number they reached a month ago and hospitalizations are slowly declining, the number of deaths attributed to the virus are expected to take longer to follow suit. “We’re through the peak of this surge, but we’re not ...

West Virginia House passes COVID vaccine exemption bill

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a last-minute COVID-19 vaccination exemption bill Friday morning after more than two hours of debate, sending the bill to the state Senate where there is pressure from business and healthcare groups to block the bill. The House passed ...