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Third Keyser High football player tests positive for COVID-19

July 29th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Mineral County's sharp rise in COVID-19 cases continued Wednesday afternoon, with the county health department announcing that a third Keyser High School football player has tested positive for the disease, classifying the cases at the school as an official outbreak per state health standards. The Cumberland Times News reports the school system is working with the health department to identify anyone who might have come into contact with the ill students, according to the release, and those who they have identified thus far are in isolation and being monitored by the department.

"Additionally, environmental cleaning is underway at the Keyser High School complex," according to the release.

Mineral County has nearly doubled its cases this month.

The county had a cumulative total of 103 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, up from 55 on June 30, health officials said. Of those, 23 were active cases. The recent cases are reportedly the result of community spread.

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