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COVID-19 patient being treated by Camden Clark

PARKERSBURG – The first person in Wood County with a confirmed case of COVID-19 is being treated at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.

“Our teams have been preparing for the arrival of positive cases for several weeks,” the hospital said in a statement, “We are confident in our clinical care teams and are well prepared to manage this situation while ensuring the safety of our patients and staff.

“We want to assure everyone that appropriate precautionary measures and safety protocols were and are being taken … to ensure the safety of everyone involved,” the statement says. “Patient and employee safety remains our top priority.”

The case is one of 39 positive tests across the state as of Tuesday evening.

Look for more information on this site and in Thursday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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