The Mingo County Health Department is reporting the 15th positive case of COVID-19 in Mingo County.

MCHD Administrator Keith Blankenship said the 15th case is a 33 year-old female who is symptomatic and who currently is isolating at home.

This latest case was reported on Monday, June 29. Health officials said the woman was a close contact of a prior Mingo County positive case and was tested at the Coalfield Community COVID-19 testing event held June 26 and 27 in Williamson.

As with all positive cases, the MCHD is notifying all those persons who have been in close contact with the female, Blankenship noted.

He said these contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and will be monitored by the MCHD for signs and symptoms.

As of June 29, 1,467 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Mingo County with 1,449 having been determined negative, 15 now having been confirmed positive (with two deaths and 11 recoveries), and three probable cases, leaving the county with five current active cases.

As continues to be the case, 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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