(November 11, 2020 - GRAFTON, WV), Doctor David Bender, County Health Officer today announced that the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department has confirmed Taylor County’s 179th and 180th new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving Taylor County residents. We also announce our 181st that was previously a probable category case, which has now had confirmatory testing completed moving it to the confirmed category. Patients are all adults, one of which is associated with the Leer Mine outbreak, and one associated with an outbreak in Harrison County. Epidemiological investigation to include contact tracing is currently underway. This brings Taylor County to a total of 16 active Covid-19 cases, as 2 more entered the recovered category.
We also regret to announce an outbreak at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, with 4 persons testing positive, though they are not Taylor County residents.
We remind everyone that we are conducting FREE daily community testing at our mobile drive-thru site at the First Baptist Church of Grafton on US Rt 119, Monday thru Friday from noon to 2pm, with Flu Shots available upon request.
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).