WILCOE, W.Va. – More COVID-19 cases and McDowell County’s 23rd virus-related death were reported today, May 10th, 2021.

“With a heavy heart the McDowell County Health Department has confirmed today, the 23rd death of a resident from complications related to COVID-19 in the County,” said Health Department officials. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends.”

McDowell County Health Department Officials also confirmed 7 additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon May 10, 2021, bringing the overall total cases to 1511 with 19 being active.

“The 7 new cases today are attributed to community spread. Our 19 active cases are located throughout the county. Currently, 7 of our active cases are hospitalized. PLEASE follow the recommended guidelines when you are out in public,” said Health Department officials Monday afternoon.

The Health Department is working to identify all contacts to these cases. 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 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.

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