Two Raleigh County COVID-19 cases linked to Myrtle Beach

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Justice discussed the recent surge in COVID-19 cases seen at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, cautioning residents who are considering traveling to the popular vacation destination that several West Virginians have returned from Myrtle Beach and learned they were exposed to the virus.

There are now outbreaks in six West Virginia counties tied to Myrtle Beach:

  • Preston County: 26 individuals positive with 11 probable cases
  • Berkeley County: 12 individuals positive
  • Cabell County: 5 individuals positive
  • Kanawha County: 3 individuals positive
  • Raleigh County: 2 individuals positive
  • Taylor County: 1 individual positive

“This is enough,” Gov. Justice said. “If you’ve gone to Myrtle Beach, we want you tested. When you get back, take advantage of our free testing locations.

“In order to be able to protect you, we’ve got to have information,” Gov. Justice continued. “Myrtle Beach is an absolute hot spot and, if I were you, I would consider going somewhere else. But, if you end up going to Myrtle Beach, when you come back, please get yourself tested.”

Click here for list of free testing locations

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