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WILLIAMSON — The tenth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Mingo County, according to a press release issued by Mingo County Health Department Administrator Athony Keith Blankenship on Thursday evening. 

The person confirmed positive for the coronavirus is a 57-year-old male with symptoms and is isolating at home with his family. The Mingo County Health Department is notifying all those who were in close contact with him.

Currently, Mingo County has seen tested 1,201 people with 13 total coronavirus cases, of which 10 are positive cases and 3 probable cases. There are 1,188 negative cases, nine people have recovered, and the county has experienced 2 COVID-19 related death.

That leaves 2 current active cases in Mingo County. All confirmed active cases will be isolated. Close contacts of active cases will be asked to self-quarantine and will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms by the local health department.

To protect the patient’s privacy, no other information about the person will be released.

The Health Department is asking the community to continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings if possible, and obey all Governor’s Executive Orders.

Those who feel they need to be tested, please contact your primary care provider, your local hospital, or your local healthcare clinic.

For more information about COVID-19 visit the WV DHHR at www.coronavirus.wv.gov or the CDC at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. You may also call the Mingo County Health Department at 304-235-3570.