Pike, Martin, Mingo counties confirm new COVID-19 cases

Several local counties are confirming new COVID-19 cases.

In Martin County, the Martin County Health Department is confirming its seventh COVID-19 case in a 50-year-old symptomatic female. The patient is isolating at home, the health department says, and the case is not believed at this time to be related to travel.

In Mingo County, West Virginia, the health department is confirming the county’s 18th and 19th cases in two juveniles. The 18th case is that of a 12-year-old female and the 19th case is that of a 13-year-old male. Both of the juveniles are symptomatic and are isolating at home with their respective families. Both, the health department says, were close contacts with previous COVID-19 cases in Mingo County.

In Pike County, Pike Health Department Director Tammy Riley confirmed several new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 93 cases. The new cases confirmed in Pike County since Monday include a 57-year-old symptomatic female, a 68-year-old symptomatic male, a 41-year-old symptomatic female, a symptomatic juvenile male, a 26-year-old symptomatic male, a 55-year-old symptomatic female, an asymptomatic 30-year-old female and an asymptomatic 63-year-old male. Of the 93 total cases in Pike County, 86 of the cases are lab-confirmed, while seven are “probable.”

Officials in Pike County issued a warning on Tuesday advising against travel to COVID-19 hotspots, including South Carolina and Florida, amid the growing number of cases in the county. The health department did not indicate whether the new cases announced this week in Pike County are related to travel.

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