WHEELING – Ohio County saw another significant increase in new COVID-19 cases between last week and the previous week, according to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department.
The department reported 701 new cases Sunday between January 2 and Sunday. That’s an increase of 502 cases the week before and 212 cases the week before. There was also a significant increase in cases among children. Ohio County reported 111 cases among children last week, up from 58 the week before and 38 the week before.
The county health department also reported four COVID-related deaths last week.
WOCHD administrator Howard Gamble said earlier this week that raises like these were no surprises during the holiday season.
The Marshall County Health Department reported 254 new confirmed positive COVID cases, 93 probable cases and four related deaths between December 30 and Thursday. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 panel, Ohio County has reported 6,389 confirmed cases, 1,999 probable cases, and 131 related deaths since the pandemic began. Marshall County has reported 4,729 confirmed cases, 1,861 probable cases, and 134 related deaths since the pandemic began.
Ohio County Schools announced Sunday that students and staff will be wearing masks again this week, in accordance with the district’s COVID-19 policy.