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Lewis County reports first COVID-19 reinfection, Upshur announces vaccine schedule updates

The Lewis County Health Department reported the county’s first instance of COVID-19 reinfection Friday, saying a person who previously had the virus has again tested positive.

“We have seen our first COVID-19 reinfection in Lewis County,” the LCHD wrote on Facebook. “This is the second time that they have tested positive since the pandemic has began. This a stark reminder that we all need follow the rules and guidance, whether you have been infected or not previously. The exact immunity levels are unclear, so once you have been diagnosed and recover we should still all follow the mitigation techniques that are in place.”

The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department also issued information Friday morning about their current vaccination schedule:

  • Monday-Tuesday — Taking phone calls to put patients on a waiting list.
  • Wednesday – Calling patients to put them on an appointment list. Cannot take calls for a waiting list at this time.
  • Thursday-Friday – Conducting vaccination clinics. The UBHD will be closed to other business and phones will be on silent to prioritize the administration of vaccines.

The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department said they have given 225 doses of vaccine in the last three days.

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