Mingo County’s 15th COVID-19 case confirmed

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The Mingo County Health Department is confirming the county’s fifteenth case of COVID-19.

In a statement issued Monday morning, the health department said the county’s latest COVID-19 patient is a 33-year-old female who exhibited symptoms of the disease. The patient is isolating at home with her family, the statement said, and the health department is conducting contact tracing for those who may have come into close contact with her.

The patient, the statement said, was a close contact with a prior positive COVID-19 patient in Mingo County, and this latest patient was tested at the Coalfield Community COVID-19 Testing event in downtown Williamson held Friday and Saturday.

All close contacts are being asked to self-quarantine, the statement said, and they will be monitored for symptoms.

Mingo County now has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three probable cases, for a total of 18. As of Monday morning, a total of 1,467 people had been tested for COVID-19 in Mingo County, 248 of which were tested during Friday and Saturday’s free testing event in downtown Williamson.

Of Mingo County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, 11 patients have recovered, while five remain active.The county has experienced two deaths associated with the novel coronavirus.