HUNTINGTON — Hazardous winter climate is affecting COVID-19 testing websites within the space this week.
Resulting from freezing temperatures and anticipated climate circumstances, Marshall Well being’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing website closed at 3 p.m. Monday and can stay closed Tuesday, Feb. 16. The testing website will resume regular working hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Each the Cabell-Huntington and Ashland-Boyd county well being departments shall be closed Tuesday attributable to climate.
The Cabell-Huntington Well being Division says those that acquired their first dose of the Moderna vaccine with the division previous to Jan. 23 ought to go to the previous Sears constructing within the Huntington Mall, in Barboursville, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday or Friday to obtain a second dose.
Those that acquired a Pfizer vaccine from the division earlier than Jan. 30 ought to go to the previous Sears constructing within the mall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday just for a second dose.
Solely the precedence teams who’ve already acquired a primary dose with the CHHD are eligible for second doses on the established occasions.
The state Division of Well being and Human Assets on Monday confirmed the deaths of an 84-year-old lady from Lewis County and a 53-year-old man from Ohio County.
Cabell County has 742 present energetic circumstances of COVID-19, the native well being division reported Monday.
It was reported Monday that West Virginia noticed the lack of a second correctional officer to COVID-19 — a 49-year-old lieutenant serving on the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility who died Saturday whereas hospitalized for the virus.
Lt. Delmar Dean had been with the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for greater than 20 years and had been battling COVID-19 for a number of months, in response to a information launch from the state Division of Homeland Safety. His dying follows that of Cpl. Mark Rustemeyer, 58, who had served on the Saint Marys Correctional Middle in Pleasants County since 1998 and died Jan. 2, additionally whereas receiving remedy for COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear reported 723 new circumstances in Kentucky on Monday, and 9 new deaths. He additionally introduced little one care staff now shall be included in vaccination part 1B and may join wherever within the commonwealth at present providing vaccinations.
Beshear mentioned the state has had 5 weeks of declining circumstances for the primary time for the reason that first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kentucky, on March 6, 2020.
“We’re seeing a number of the finest COVID-19 information that’s been on the market since we started this combat,” he mentioned.