Coalfields Tuesday Coronavirus Update

The Logan County Health Department confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

As of 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Health Department Director Steve Browning said two new cases of the virus have been confirmed through laboratory testing.


Tuesday's testing event in Chapmanville generated roughly 70 additional samples as of press time.


Logan County has 137 active cases of the virus, 335 recoveries, and 30 fatalities for a cumulative total of 502 cases of coronavirus.


Twenty-nine people are hospitalized.

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Six new COVID-19 cases reported in Mingo County Tuesday, including a 2-year-old boy.

The Mingo County Health Department via Facebook.

The five other cases involve a 10-year-old girl, a 20-year-old man, a 57-year-old man, a 55-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman.

There have been 272 overall positive cases since the pandemic started, with 183 having recovered.

Eighty-three cases remain active, and six people have died.

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The Boone County Health Department has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19.


One case is a contact of another positive case. The other case has been in the hospital for the past month, so it is not considered a community acquired case.


Boone County’s cumulative total of coronavirus cases is 144, with 18 active cases and 126 cases who have recovered.


Three patients are currently hospitalized.

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An employee with Martin County Schools has tested positive for COVID-19, says Superintendent Larry James.


James says the administration was informed Tuesday of the positive results.

Upon recommendation from the health department, school officials are urging anyone that visited Eden Elementary, Inez Elementary or Warfield Elementary on August 25, 26 or 27 to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.


The risk of exposure is low, according to officials.




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