Mingo County Health officials are reporting eight new cases of COVID-19, which they say represent the greatest number of cases confirmed in one day. These eight follow two cases that were confirmed last weekend and now bring the total number of Mingo County cases up to 36.

Of these eight latest cases, health officials said two are husband and wife and two are mother and daughter, with two having reported they had traveled out of the area.

MCHD Administrator Keith Blankenship said three individuals are asymptomatic, while five of the eight have symptoms. Blankenship all the individuals are isolating at home, and that all those people who have been in contact with them are being notified.

As of Wednesday, July 15, 1,995 people have been tested for COVID-19 with 1,957 of those having been determined negative.

There have now been 35 positive cases, with two probable cases still pending. There have been two deaths attributed to COVD-19, and there have been 21 recoveries. Currently there are 15 active cases in Mingo County.

As continues to be the procedure, health officials are asking that residents maintain their practice of social distancing, wear face coverings when applicable, and to follow all the governor's executive orders. Those who feel they need to be tested should contact their primary care provider or their local healthcare clinic.

For more information about COVID-19 visit the WV DHHR at www.coronavirus.wv.gov or the CDC at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus  Residents may also call the Mingo County Health Department at (304) 235-3570.

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