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42nd Positive Case Found; 30 Currently Active

WILCOE, W. VA – forty-second case of COVID-19 was confirmed by McDowell County Health Department Officials Sunday afternoon August 2, 2020, bringing our total active cases to thirty. This case is attributed to community spread. Our thirty active cases are located throughout the county. Please follow the recommended guidelines when you are out in public.

The individual is currently quarantined at home, and the Health Department is working to identify all contacts to this case. Anyone who is identified as being a contact will be notified by the Health Department. If you are identified as an official contact by the Health Department, please follow all guidelines given to you. Following these guidelines will help to protect others and helps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Health Department will continue to keep you updated on this fluid situation through Facebook as well as through local media partners.

Due to Federal HIPAA guidelines, no other information about these cases will be given.

The McDowell County Health Department urges all residents to do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, avoiding large crowds and washing your hands frequently.