Mingo County health officials said there were 40 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the week of Saturday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 11.

Health officials said these are confirmed cases 297 through 336, and that these new cases bring Mingo County's total for the month of September to 70 confirmed cases.

These 40 additional cases represent all laboratory tests reported to the MCHD per the requirements of the WV DHHR Reportable Infectious Disease Policy. These new cases are reported daily by the MCHD, health officials noted.

As of  10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, the county has tested 4,798 people, with 4,462 of these having tested negative. There currently have been 200 recoveries, with 129 currently active cases. The WV DHHR Dashboard lists Mingo County as "orange" in its current School Alert System.

To date there have been seven COVID-29 related deaths 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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