Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department has confirmed nine new positive cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County.

Currently, the health department reports a total of 200 positive cases and three deaths. Case surveillance contact tracing and monitoring is continuing for many of the reported cases.

Investigation to date indicates that cases are linked to resident and nonresident vacation travel, group events including family gatherings, and cases with no other risk factor, which can be an indicator of active community spread. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is continuing to monitor several local outbreaks.

The off-site Wheeling Hospital COVID-19 testing clinic continues operations. Ohio Valley residents who are interest in being tested at this location should call the one-call number at (304) 221-3995.