The Mingo County Health Department is reporting the 21st and 22nd positive cases of COVID-19 in Mingo County. Both of these individuals, health officials said, are close contacts with prior positive cases.

MCHD Administrator Keith Blankenship said the 21st case, confirmed Wednesday, July 8, is that of a 33 year-old asymptomatic male who is isolating at home.

He said the 22nd case, also confirmed Wednesday, July 8, is a 41 year-old male with mild symptoms who is also isolating at home.

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

As of July 8, 1, 804 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Mingo County with 1,778 cases having been determined negative, 22 now having been confirmed positive (with two deaths and 15 recoveries), and two probable cases, leaving the county with seven 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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