Taylor County has 116th, 117th & 118th confirmed cases of COVID-19

Brings county case count to 24 Active, 88 Recovered, & 6 Deaths

TAYLOR COUNTY--Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today, Wednesday, September 16, announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 116th, 117th and 118th positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents.

The patients, who are in their teens, 50’s and 80’s, are currently in isolation at their homes.

One of the patients also attends Grafton High School. Working in direct cooperation with Taylor County Schools, we were able to confirm the case is not believed to have been a result of transmission within the school.

All affected personnel are being advised to quarantine per WV Department of Education and CDC guidelines.

In accordance with privacy laws, information specific to the case will not be released publicly, however, details are being made available to keep the community informed of the transmission of COVID-19 locally.

Epidemiological investigation to include contact tracing is currently underway, with community spread suspected. This brings Taylor County to a total of 24 active Covid-19 cases.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone is urged to follow best health practices as issued by the Governor’s Executive Orders and outlined by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).