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Randolph County downgraded to green on state map

ELKINS — Randolph County was downgraded to green on the state Department of Health & Human Resources COVID-19 County Alert System color-coded map Wednesday.

Randolph had been listed as orange late last week, then was downgraded to gold Monday.

On Wednesday, Randolph County had 63 active COVID-19 cases, including three hospitalized cases, according to the Randolph-Elkins Health Department.

As of Monday, there were 71 active cases in Randolph County, with two of those people being hospitalized. A week ago there were 68 confirmed cases in Randolph and that number grew to 80 by last Wednesday, before falling to 69 on Saturday.

Free COVID-19 testing will be offered in the parking lot beside the Randolph-Elkins Health Department on the corner of Gay Street and Randolph Avenue Friday from 1-5 p.m. Testing will be done drive-thru style and without charge

Upshur County was still listed as gold on Wednesday.

There were 55 active cases in Upshur on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department.

Upshur had 59 active cases on Monday, down significantly from the 83 cases reported in the county on Friday, according to the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department.

Both Randolph and Upshur counties were listed as orange on the updated West Virginia Department of Education’s color-coded COVID-19 map Saturday, meaning both county school systems will operate through remote learning this week.

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