Hampshire County church cleared of COVID-19 cases

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The COVID-19 outbreak at a church in Hampshire County on May 10 has been resolved, according to officials with the Hampshire County Health Department.

All positive cases from the outbreak have recovered and are no longer quarantined. All direct contacts have tested negative.

According to county health officials, members of the church service that were not direct contacts have not developed signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The congregation had a total of 8 positive cases. It was previously reported as 9 cases but one individual who was reported as attending the church service actually did not attend.

Officials said the church has been compliant in following guidance for re-opening services and has been cooperative throughout the outbreak. The continuation of in person services is at the church’s discretion.

Health officials remind the public that it is important that all gatherings whether faith bases or social follow state and CDC guidelines.

The state DHHR reported the state’s latest coronavirus numbers Tuesday morning.

There have been a total of 114,264 COVID-19 tests recorded in the state since early March with 2,169 of those tests coming back positive for a positive test rate of 1.90 percent. The most recent daily positive test rate is 1.03 percent.

The latest numbers show there are currently 24 people hospitalized in West Virginia for COVID-19, Nine of those patients are in ICU and four are being treated on ventilators.

Confirmed cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (8/0), Berkeley (335/15), Boone (16/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/1), Cabell (68/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (7/0), Fayette (54/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (13/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (33/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (40/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (199/5), Kanawha (234/7), Lewis (8/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (20/0), Marion (51/2), Marshall (31/1), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (48/2), Mingo (7/2), Monongalia (127/14), Monroe (7/1), Morgan (18/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (51/0), Pendleton (11/2), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (20/1), Preston (19/5), Putnam (39/1), Raleigh (17/1), Randolph (137/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (9/1), Summers (1/0), Taylor (8/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (103/0), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (50/3), Wyoming (3/0).

Jeff Jenkins contributed to this story. 

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