Eight people with Parkersburg living facility test positive for coronavirus

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Eight people with a Parkersburg living facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department announced Tuesday confirmed cases involving two employees and six residents of the Wyngate Senior Living Community. A resident is receiving treatment for pneumonia, while the five others have a low-grade fever and no other symptoms.

Facility-wide testing was completed on Monday.

“We continue to work closely with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department and Camden Clark Hospital and their COVID department. We would like to thank both for their support and guidance throughout this process,” administrator Becca Shockey said.

All residents have been quarantined to their apartments and given a surgical mask to wear at any time an employee enters their apartment. Employees have to wear personal protective equipment.

In West Virginia, health officials have identified 3,505 cases since the start of the pandemic. The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported Tuesday evening the agency has received 190,367 confirmed laboratory test results.

The statewide death total remains at 95.

The department also updated the number of confirmed and probable cases in each county: Barbour (17/0), Berkeley (482/18), Boone (28/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (14/1), Cabell (166/6), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (11/0), Fayette (75/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (67/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (29/3), Hardy (44/1), Harrison (84/0), Jackson (145/0), Jefferson (244/5), Kanawha (350/10), Lewis (19/1), Lincoln (9/0), Logan (28/0), Marion (87/3), Marshall (44/1), Mason (21/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (57/0), Mineral (56/2), Mingo (20/2), Monongalia (295/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (14/1), Ohio (109/1), Pendleton (13/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (36/1), Preston (73/16), Putnam (69/1), Raleigh (64/1), Randolph (169/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (17/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (5/0), Upshur (21/1), Wayne (119/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (18/0), Wirt (5/0), Wood (128/8) and Wyoming (7/0).

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