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WV Health Department Confirms COVID Death of Ruby Memorial Hospital Employee

October 7th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Two nurses in West Virginia are among those who have died in recent days due to COVID-19 complications. WVU Medicine and the governor’s office confirmed the deaths Wednesday.  A 48-year-old woman who worked as a nurse in the MRI unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, and an unidentified nurse who had worked for the last 10 years at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in the Huntington area contracted the virus and died as a result, according to state health officials.

In a statement, West Virginia Nurses Association Executive Director Julie Huron said her organization’s members are concerned about having enough Personal Protective Equipment and have expressed frustration about the virus spreading unecessarily because guidelines aren’t followed regularly.