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COVID-19 cases are on the rise at two hospitals, Gov. Justice directs DHHR and West Virginia National Guard to assist.

COVID-19 cases in both staff and patients at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital and Logan General Hospital have risen.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is sending the WV National Guard along with the Department of Health and Human Resources to assist where needed.

The DHHR’s epidemiologists are assisting the Logan County and Beckley-Raleigh County health departments as well as the two hospitals with contact tracing. 

As a result in the uptick in cases Gov. Justice has directed the WVNG and DHHR’s Health Command, in coordination with the Logan and Beckley-Raleigh county health departments and emergency management directors to hold two free COVID-19 testing events.

Logan County’s testing will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Logan County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 30, 26 ½ Main Ave., in Logan. On Monday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., testing will be held at Beckley ARH Southern Clinic, 250 Stanaford Rd, in Beckley. 

The Guard will also assess personal protective equipment needs for both hospitals.

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Tiara Brown

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