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Second Positive Case Found in McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV – Officials from McDowell County Health Department announced a second case has now been discovered in our area.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the McDowell County Health Department was notified of a second positive case of COVID-19.

The second person under investigation had known risk factors related to travel. The second patient has been symptomatic but is recovering at home with supportive measures. The two cases that were confirmed today appear to be unrelated.

“We are working diligently to identify additional residents who may have had contact with this individual. We will continue to keep you updated on this fluid situation through Facebook as well as through local media partners,” said the social media announcement.