First COVID-19 death of Harrison County resident announced

CLARKSBURG — In a press release shared by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources Monday, the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department announced the first death of a Harrison County resident due to COVID-19 on April 5, 2020.

Health Officer Dr. Nancy Joseph, MD reported the deceased was an elderly male with underlying health conditions and was critically ill when he passed away during hospitalization at United Hospital Center. 

HCHD said they are taking necessary, carefully considered steps in conjunction with local elected officials and law enforcement agencies to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at greatest risk. The statement added, “HCHD encourages all Harrison County residents to remember social distancing is still our best method of preventing the spread of this virus.”