The Logan County Health Department reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 and confirmed an outbreak from a class reunion.
County health officials encourage everyone who attended the Logan High School Class of 1971 reunion to get tested for coronavirus. Health Department Director Steve Browning confirmed an outbreak connected with the reunion on August 13 and 14 at Special Occasions at Yuma
In total, 72 new cases have been discovered through laboratory testing since Friday. Thirty-seven recoveries have been reported.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Logan County has 162 active cases.
Sixteen people are hospitalized.
According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Active cases and hospitalizations both increased in the Mountain State
The state DHHR confirmed 10,980 active cases of COVID-19 statewide and 491 people are hospitalized for coronavirus. Today, 169 of those in the hospital are intensive care patients.
According to the county alert map, seventeen counties are red. Red counties indicate a severe infection rate of the virus. Red counties include Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming.
Orange Counties include Logan, Lincoln and Boone.
Today’s daily infection rate is 12.76%