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Covid-19 numbers continue rising

Staff Reports

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department continues to encourage individuals and businesses to heed the governor’s mandate to wear a mask indoors and to take precautions when traveling as Wood County cases continue to rise.

The MOVHD reported 17 new positive cases in Wood County on Saturday, reaching a total of a 178 positive cases. For those returning from trips it is recommended that a Covid-19 test be completed three to five days after returning home. This helps to prevent a false negative, according to the MOVHD.

Guidance for travel from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources can be viewed on the www.movhd.com.

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