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Doddridge County COVID-19 cases up to four

WEST UNION — In less than a week, Doddridge County went from zero positive COVID-19 cases to four active cases, and a few other counties are seeing an increase in numbers as well.

According to a Facebook post from the Doddridge County Health Department Wednesday afternoon, confirmation of their fourth positive case was received Wednesday.

Two patients from out of state tested positive in the county but returned to the state they came from so those positive numbers will not be reflected in the Doddridge County statistics.

These cases don’t appear to be linked and at least one case is most likely travel related, a previous post said.

The Health Department encourages the community to be cautious as many positive cases do not show symptoms and it could be easily spread.

“Let’s all do our part and keep this virus from spreading and hopefully make (four) the highest number of cases we see,” the post said.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department released a report Tuesday, which showed two added positive cases for Calhoun and Pleasants counties, resulting in six total cases for Calhoun and seven for Pleasants.

Two cases in Calhoun County are still active and Pleasants County has four active cases.

Wood County added 19 positive cases, which brings the total to 239, the report said.

Of that total, 112 cases are still active and under investigation with eight hospitalizations, two of whom are on ventilators, according to the health department.

“It is important to continue to wear a mask when entering a building, remain six feet physical distancing from one another and wash/sanitize hands often,” the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department said. “These precautions will help to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.”

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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