Advertisement

Eight W. Va. residents test positive for COVID-19 after recent trip to Myrtle Beach

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus...
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.(CDC)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2020 at 1:01 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) - The Preston County Health Department said a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the county is connected to recent trips to Myrtle Beach.

According to the health department, eight people have tested positive for COVID-19. Tests are pending on other individuals.

The health department said they would not be surprised to have additional positive cases in the coming days.

The health department is asking all Preston County residents that have traveled back from Myrtle Beach, any other beach or any crowed vacation destination in the last two weeks to keep others in mind and to try to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.

Update from Preston County Health Department 6/17/2020

Posted by Preston County Health Department on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Copyright 2020 WDTV. All rights reserved.