Three Kanawha County COVID-19 cases linked to Myrtle Beach


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK / WFXR) – The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says three cases of COVID-19 in Kanawha County have been traced to travel related to Myrtle Beach.

Dr. Sherri Young, health officer and executive director of KCHD, is urging anyone who has traveled to the Myrtle Beach area to get tested for the virus.

“Even though Friday is a holiday, our clinic will be open,” Dr. Young said. “If you’ve been to Myrtle Beach recently, please come and get tested. Even if you don’t have symptoms of the disease.”

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department clinic at 108 Lee Street East, will accept patients from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Health department officials say appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 304-348-1088. Walk-ins may be asked to wait in their vehicles to maintain social distancing.

This comes one day after a group of travelers from Preston County, WV who also visited the Myrtle Beach area also tested positive upon returning back from vacation.

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