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Health Dept. Announces 19 New Cases of COVID-19; 144 Active

WILCOE, W.Va. – The McDowell County Health Department has confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in our area.

1 additional COVID-related death was reported between October 9th and 11th, with 37 new cases announced Tuesday, October 12th, 2021.

Today, 19 new cases have been confirmed with 144 current active cases out of 2804 total cases.

Coronavirus symptoms could include fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, decrease in smell and or taste. And remember to get vaccinated, 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 , Family Healthcare Associates in Welch at (304) 436- 6650, Yukon Medical at (304)-875-2302, Willow Creek Health Clinic in Roderfield at (304) 800-2111, and Mountaineer Family Medicine in Welch at (681)-201-2064

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