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West Virginia Sets Up Coronavirus Hotline

March 9th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia officials have set up a telephone hotline to answer questions about the coronavirus, according to a Monday news release. Operators are available 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-887-4304. “Establishing the hotline provides access to experienced and knowledgeable staff who can answer questions West Virginia residents and providers may have," said state health department commissioner Dr. Cathy Slemp. State health officials said there are currently no confirmed coronavirus cases in West Virginia. As of Monday, West Virginia has tested five people for the virus, with two negative results and three tests pending, officials said. Gov. Jim Justice said last week that the state can now conduct its own coronavirus tests, after previously having to submit tests to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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