Harrison County officials worried about increasing cases

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Coronavirus cases in Harrison County continue to increase, and local health officials are concerned about the recent rise in cases at long-term care facilities.

According to Chad Bundy with the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department, the county overall has 225 coronavirus cases 56 of those are active. This includes cases involving four employees of the Elmcroft of Maplewood assisted living facility in Bridgeport.

The results of tests for other employees and residents are expected to be available by Saturday.

Bundy said the recent case increase is mostly because of work settings and travel.

“Over the last couple weeks, we’re averaging about four to five cases per day which is an increase for Harrison County,” he said. “We are concerned in looking at those numbers.”

Harrison County Schools is offering voluntary coronavirus testing as employees head back to institutions ahead of the new school year. Buildings will open on Aug. 18, and voluntary testing will take place Aug. 25 and Aug. 26.

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