WILCOE, W.Va. – The McDowell County Health Department is reporting that one additional case of COVID-19 has been identified today. This one new case brings our total case count to eighty-four and our total active cases to two.  

Health Department Officials say that this individual who tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) contracted it through community spread. The Health Department Officials continue to work to identify additional individuals who may have had contact with this case. If you are identified as a  contact to this case, we will notify you. If you are identified as an official contact by the  Health Department, please follow all guidelines given to you. Following these guidelines helps to protect others and helps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To protect the privacy of the individuals, no further information about these cases will be released. 
McDowell County Health Department will continue to keep the public informed by announcing any  additional cases that may arise through local media partners. 

Coronavirus symptoms could include fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, decrease in smell and or taste. And remember to practice social distancing, wear a face covering,  avoid large crowds, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially  after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. As well as  avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

If an individual is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, they can call Tug River Health  Association’s hotline at (304) 448-2300 between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday. This  line is being operated by a nurse who will ask screening questions to determine if you need testing. Or  you may also contact the following numbers: Welch Community Hospital at (304)-436-8659 from 9am  to 9pm or (304)-436-8630 outside of those times to inquire about the possibility of being tested; as well  as, Bradshaw Medical at (304)-967-5034, Yukon Medical at (304)-875-2302, and Family Healthcare  Associates in Welch at (304) 436-6650. 

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and inform the dispatcher that you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Health Department Officials say that this individual who tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)  contracted it through community spread. The Health Department Officials continue to work to identify additional individuals who may have had contact with this case. *If you are identified as a  contact to this case, we will notify you. If you are identified as an official contact by the  Health Department, please follow all guidelines given to you. Following these guidelines helps to protect others and helps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To protect the privacy of the individuals, no further information about these cases will be released. 

McDowell County Health Department will continue to keep the public informed by announcing any  additional cases that may arise through local media partners. 

Coronavirus symptoms could include fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, decrease in smell and or taste. And remember to practice social distancing, wear a face covering,  avoid large crowds, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially  after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. As well as  avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

If an individual is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, they can call Tug River Health  Association’s hotline at (304) 448-2300 between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday. This  line is being operated by a nurse who will ask screening questions to determine if you need testing. Or  you may also contact the following numbers: Welch Community Hospital at (304)-436-8659 from 9am  to 9pm or (304)-436-8630 outside of those times to inquire about the possibility of being tested; as well  as, Bradshaw Medical at (304)-967-5034, Yukon Medical at (304)-875-2302, and Family Healthcare  Associates in Welch at (304) 436-6650. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and inform the dispatcher that you have symptoms of COVID-19.

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