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White House Coronavirus Coordinator visits WV

August 20th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Coronavirus Response Coordinator,  Dr. Deborah Birx, visited Charleston, West Virginia Wednesday to meet with Governor Justice and participate in a roundtable with community and state health officials. While taking questions from reporters following the roundtable discussion, Dr. Birx said this was her first trip to what she called a ‘green state'.  Birx said she’s been to 21 states in the last six weeks and West Virginia was the first state on the tour with a test positivity rate of 3.6 percent and about ‘seven coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.'  Dr. Birx said one major takeaway from Wednesday’s roundtable discussion was the state’s new color-coded school alert system that will determine whether individual counties are allowed to reopen school to in-person instruction on the target date of Sept. 8.  West Virginia School Superintendent Clayton Burch…

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