The Mingo County Health Department is reporting the 20th positive case of COVID-19 in Mingo County.

MCHD Administrator Keith Blankenship said the 20th case, confirmed Wednesday, July 1, is that of a 40 year-old male with mild symptoms who is isolating at home.

Blankenship said the MCHD is notifying all those persons who have been in close contact with the male and that these contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and will be monitored by the MCHD for signs and symptoms.

As of July 1, 1,688 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Mingo County with 1,665 having been determined negative, 20 now having been confirmed positive (with two deaths and 12 recoveries), and three probable cases, leaving the county with nine currently active cases.

As continues to be the procedure, health officials are asking that residents maintain their practice of social distancing, wear face coverings if possible, 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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