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Cabell County health officials warn of rising coronavirus numbers

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell-Huntington Health Department on Thursday issued a warning about an increase in new coronavirus cases.

Cabell County, which is green on the state Department of Health and Human Resources, has a rolling seven-day average of 16.3 daily coronavirus cases per 100,000 people. Local health officials said the cases are related to community spread.

“While Cabell Countians are showing good cooperation with all public health recommendations regarding mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing, case counts continue to rise,” health officials said.

“High case counts lessen the effectiveness of case investigation and case contact tracing alone, in controlling the spread of COVID-19. High infection rates also make it more difficult for agencies and businesses to provide services. For this reason, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department is alerting its citizens to strengthen their work to protect themselves and each other.”

The health department offers free coronavirus testing every Monday and Thursday at its office at 703 Seventh Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Testing is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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