UPDATE: Health department reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths at Genesis Salem Nursing Facility

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UPDATE (September 8, 2020 2:58 p.m.):

SALEM, W.Va. – The Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department has announced two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Harrison County residents at the Genesis Salem Nursing Facility.

Harrison County now has a total of four COVID-19 related deaths, three of which have come from the nursing facility in the past week. According to the release, the residents were 69 and 59-year-old females. At this time no further information about the resident will be released to protect the privacy of the families.

Officials with the health department are continuing to strongly encourage the community to wear face coverings, which may include masks, avoid close contacts while social distancing (staying 6 feet apart), avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes.

The health department has expressed its condolences to the families of the deceased during this difficult time.


ORIGINAL (September 1, 2020 4:58 p.m:):

SALEM, W.Va. – The Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department announced the second COVID-19 related death in Harrison County on Tuesday.

According to the release, the resident was a 73-year-old female who was residing at the Genesis Salem Nursing Facility. At this time no further information about the resident will be released to protect the privacy of the family.

Officials with the health department are continuing to strongly encourage the community to wear face coverings, which may include masks, avoid close contacts while social distancing (staying 6 feet apart), avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes.

The health department has expressed its condolences to the family during the difficult time.

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