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Numbers down in Randolph County

ELKINS — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Randolph County dropped considerably this week according to local health officials.

There were 39 active cases reported on Monday, down from the 71 the Randolph-Elkins Health Department reported on the same day of last week.

“Things are a bit brighter,” Bonnie Woodrum, the Randolph Elkins Health Department’s infectious disease specialist, said during this week’s Randolph County Office of Emergency Management’s weekly COVID-19 update conference call on Monday. “We probably have 400 contacts that we are following off of those active cases. People have parties so the contact list gets pretty big in those cases.”

To date, there have been 402 total active cases in Randolph County with 362 of those individuals recovering. There has been just one death in the county attributed to COVID-19. The county was downgraded to green on the state DHHR County Alert System color-coded map this past Saturday, after being put in orange for the first time the week before.

Woodrum warned residents to be careful when traveling because there has been cases transported from county to county.

“We do have cases (in Randolph) that has effected people in other counties,” she said. “And that works the same way, we’ve have cases here that were picked up in other counties. It knows no borders.”

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