Mingo COVID-19 case count now more than 100

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Mingo County has reached the 100-mark for total COVID-19 cases after several days of numerous new cases being reported, and a July which has seen the county’s total COVID-19 patient count grow significantly.

According to health department figures, four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Mingo County on Wednesday, with three of those patients requiring hospitalization. Among those cases Wednesday were symptomatic males, ages 43, 49, 75 and 50. Only the 50-year-old male out of that group did not require hospitalization.

On Thursday, the health department reported 10 new positive cases. Those cases included:

• 41-year-old female with symptoms

• 29-year-old female, symptoms currently unknown.
• 33-year-old female with symptoms
• 9-year-old female with symptoms
• 63-year-old female symptoms currently unknown.
• 23-year-old male with symptoms .
• 19-year-old male symptoms currently unknown
• 52-year-old male with symptoms
• 72-year-old male with symptoms.
• 7-year-old female with symptoms

On Friday, the health department reported 16 new COVID-19 cases. Among the new cases were four children, including a 2-year-old female. The health department also announced that six Mingo County residents were hospitalized with the disease, including five being treated in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), two of whom were on ventilators.

Among the new cases announced Friday were:

• 61-year-old male, without symptoms
• 48-year-old female symptoms unknown
• 74-year-old male with symptoms
• 56-year-old male symptoms unknown
• 52-year-old female with symptoms .
• 53-year-old male with symptoms
• 66-year-old male symptoms unknown
• 2-year-old female symptoms unknown
• 32-year-old female symptoms unknown
• 41-year-old male without symptoms
• 35-year-old female symptoms unknown
• 11-year-old male with symptoms
• 51-year-old male with symptoms.
• 76-year-old female with symptoms
• 9-year-old male with symptoms
• 13-year-old female with symptoms

According to the health department, Mingo County had only 17 COVID-19 cases at the end of June. So far in July, the county has confirmed 88 total COVID-19 cases just for the single month. The increase in cases, the health department says, appears to be linked to travel and people attending local events and functions.

As of Friday, Mingo County’s total positivity rate for COVID-19 testing was approximately 4.55 percent.

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