There were Nine (9) new COVID-19 cases were reported in Grant County on Thursday Jan 7th .
940 Total COVID Cases
• 734 Confirmed Positive COVID cases
• 206 Probable COVID cases (Probable cases are those that have a positive result from a rapid antigen test).
• 760 Total Recovered
• 159 Active Cases. Multiple are hospitalized, however as many are transferred to other hospitals quickly it is difficult to obtain accurate information quickly.
• 17 Deaths listed as COVID related (6 from GRCC).
Possible symptoms of COVID are increased sinus or cold like symptoms, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, fever, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, headache, or diarrhea.
Free Curative testing (oral swab) at PES on Friday January 8 from 12 noon until 6 pm. Go to www.curative.com to schedule an appointment.
Grant Memorial Hospital:
COVID testing hours LIMITED TO TWO DAYS WEEKLY
Monday and Thursday 6:00 am- 9:00 am and 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Call (304) 257 1026 and press 5 to speak to an ER nurse to preregister.
Grove Street Health Center call 304-257-2451
Mt. Storm Health Center call 304-693-7616
The Hampshire County Health Department has received 17 confirmed cases today. Case investigation and contact tracing are ongoing.
Hampshire County’s current case count is 1,170 confirmed (PCR and Rapid test combined), 162 active, 19 deaths and 6 hospitalizations.
**Free community testing**
Hampshire County Fairgrounds
Tuesday January 12th – 9a-1p
Thursday January 14th – 9a-3p
You can also find other testing options at https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx
COUNTY INFECTION RATE: RED
COUNTY POSITIVITY RATE: RED
LESSER OF THE TWO: RED
The Hardy County Health Department and Hardy County Office of Emergency Management has 22 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hardy County, making 176 active cases, with a total confirmed case count of 951. We have had 10 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. We currently have 160 patients in quarantine at home, following proper protocol to protect their neighbors and community.
16 patients are currently hospitalized due to severe symptoms of COVID-19. Due to privacy, additional information regarding the persons, area of residence, and travel history will not be disclosed. The Hardy County Health Department has completed the necessary contact tracing to ensure the safety of close contacts and to prevent additional transmission. Hardy County now has 765 individuals recovered, included in the total confirmed case count of 951.
COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may linger in the air, as well as land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by breathing in the droplets, touching these objects or surfaces, or by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. COVID-19 can be very easily spread by airborne transmission when near a contagious person or in the same room or enclosed space. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, and diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
There are vaccines under development and testing, and a few recently released to prevent COVID-19. The first vaccines available will be used for healthcare workers, first responders, and the most vulnerable community members. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The Hardy County Health Department as always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Avoiding exposure to others who are sick.
Staying home when you are ill.
Wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).
DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 and state website at http://www.coronavirus.wv.gov/. For local information, please call Hardy County Health Dept at 304-530-6355 or visit the Health Department’s website at http://www.hardycountyhealthdepartment.com/.
The Hardy County Health Department is saddened to announce the 10th confirmed COVID-19 related death in Hardy County. The community member was a 88-year-old female who had been hospitalized. During her illness, the Health Department worked to identify any potential persons who may have had close contact with the individual, including family members, friends, co-workers and health care professionals. The staff and families extend sincere sympathies to her family and friends.
In Mineral County there are a total of 2127 cases, 529 are active, 52 are current probable and there are a total of 59 deaths
Mineral County Residents 80+
To date we have had a very limited supply of COVID-19 Vaccine. If you are interested in the vaccination, please contact us at (304)788-1321 and we can add you to the list. As it becomes available, we will contact you and schedule an appointment. Again, you need to be a Mineral County resident 80 years of age or older.
Cases per 100,000: 6,534.0
Deaths per 100,000: 206.7
Cases per 100,000: 7,182.0
Deaths per 100,000: 133.4