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Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department announces 6th COVID-19 death in Wood County

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 4:12 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2020 at 1:29 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va (WTAP) - UPDATE: 9/14/20 1:25 P.M.

The death of a sixth person in Wood County, the first since early August, has been linked to COVID-19, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department announced Monday afternoon in a news release.

No other information about the death was released.

“Our staff extends our condolences to the family,” the MOVHD said.

According to the MOVHD, there have been nine deaths in the department’s six-county region that includes Wood, Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane and Wirt counties. Two of the deaths were in Pleasants County and one was in Roane County.

Wood County’s first two COVID-19 deaths - a 53-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman - were reported just three days apart in April.

The total number of cases and active cases for each county, as released by the MOVHD, are: Wood, 321, 32; Calhoun 20, 10; Pleasants, 13, 1; Ritchie, 9, 4; Roane, 39-12; and Wirt, 8-1.

As of Monday afternoon, The MOVHD also said three Wood County residents and one Roane County resident remain hospitalized because of the virus.

Earlier Monday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources announced the deaths of nine West Virginia residents, raising the total to 275.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A fifth person from Wood County has died from COVID-19 complications.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department made the announcement Monday afternoon.

In a news release, the MOVHD says it “extends our condolences to the family.”

No other details about the person were released.

The MOVHD says the death brings the total in the region to six. The area includes Wood, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Calhoun County.

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