Ohio County remained under 100 new COVID-19 cases this past week, though the county did report four new COVID-related deaths in that span.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced Sunday that there were 90 new COVID cases in the county since last Sunday. Nineteen of those new cases are among people younger than 18 years old.
That’s a slight tick up from last week’s announcement of 85 new cases, but it was the first time since the weeks of Aug. 8 and 15 that there were two straight weeks in Ohio County with new announced COVID cases under triple digits.
According to the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 dashboard, there have been 4,571 confirmed COVID cases, 1,565 probable cases and 107 related deaths since the pandemic began.
In Marshall County, that county health department announced 49 new confirmed COVID cases, 35 probable cases and three related deaths between Oct. 23 and Friday.
According to the DHHR dashboard, Marshall County has seen 3,763 confirmed positive cases, 1,566 probable cases and 114 related deaths since the pandemic began.
Ohio County was the safest from COVID among the four in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, according to the latest DHHR COVID alert map. Ohio was gold, the middle of the five categories on the map. Hancock was red, the highest-risk category on the map, while Brooke and Marshall counties were orange, the second-highest-risk category.
Hancock was one of 10 red counties on the map, while there were 24 orange counties, seven gold counties, eight counties in yellow, the second-safest category on the map, and six in green, the safest category.