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First Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV – Earlier today, McDowell County Health Department confirmed our first case of COVID-19.

The person under investigation had known risk factors related to travel and has been under quarantine since returning home. This patient was symptomatic but is recovering at home with supportive measures.

Officials are working diligently to identify additional residents who may have had contact with this individual. We will continue to keep you updated with information as available. We, along with our medical providers are continually monitoring this ever-changing situation.

An official news release will be put out later today. Also, given this is McDowell County’s first positive case of COVID-19, we want to reiterate in the photo below the importance of proper hand washing and social distancing.