WILLIAMSON — The fourth case of COVID-19 is now confirmed in Mingo County, according to a Saturday news release from the Mingo County Health Department.
The person confirmed positive for the coronaviruson Friday and is a 53-year-old female with symptoms. The Health Department is notifying all those who were in close contact with her. All confirmed cases will be isolated. Close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms. To protect the patient’s privacy, no other information 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 think they need to be tested should contact a primary care provider or local healthcare clinic.
For more information about COVID-19 visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus You may also call the Mingo County Health Department at 304-235-3570. While the most recent case is the fourth total for Mingo County, it is the only active case. Mingo County has had one death due to complications from COVID-19 while two patients have fully recovered.
In the most recent totals posted on the Mingo County Health Department’s Facebook page on Friday, 646 people had been tested for the coronavirus with 641 negative results and two tests pending.
As of 10 a.m. Monday, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported were 1,774 total cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, with 86,325 total laboratory results received. The state has reported 72 deaths related to the virus.
Cases by county (confirmed by lab test/probable case) are: Boone (9/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (16/0), McDowell (6/0), Mingo (4/1), Wayne (97/0), Wyoming (3/0).
As of 5 p.m. Saturday, there were 8,571 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The total number of deaths in the state remained 391. At least 3,102 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
Across the U.S., there were 1,622,114 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been 97,049 deaths related to the virus. The Associated Press reports that for most people, the novel coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.