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Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department officials don't expect to be back in this building until August, but they're serving patients at a temporary location on College Avenue. / My Buckhannon file photo

Upshur Health Department: COVID-19 cases are widespread, positive patients need to follow quarantine orders

Hello residents of Upshur County. We are reporting the most current numbers. We currently have 81 Active COVID-19 cases. A total of 77 persons have recovered from the COVID-19 virus, for a total of 156 confirmed cases and two probable cases

We are asking that Upshur County residents please comply with the Quarantine Order if you are a positive case. We must have compliance, to slow down our cases.

We are working on contact tracing; it is a very labor-intensive process; we are working 7 days a week to keep things under control. If you are diagnosed as a positive patient, we WILL get to you, we need time to get information processed. So, remain at home and follow your providers instructions.

Our positive COVID-19 cases are widespread in Upshur County, we really cannot pinpoint one specific area.

Our recommendations are:

  • Limit trips
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Avoid large crowds, family gatherings, social events, etc.
  • Physical distance
  • Be diligent in following the CDC and State of W.Va. guidelines

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