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KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Preston County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, health officials said Tuesday.

No information about the patient was given in a new release issued by the Preston County Health Department.

“This news is not unexpected,” read the release. "As testing expands, this will happen."

Preston County Memorial Hospital has established a testing site in the parking lot of Kingwood Elementary.

Those who want tested are asked to first call Preston Memorial Hospital at 304-329-7285 to be prescreened. During that process, health providers will determine if testing criteria is met.

Those that think they need tested can also call their health provider or a local clinic to obtain information about how to go about it.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources has a 24/7, toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 and the Preston County Health Department can be contacted at 304-329-0096.


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