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HAMLIN — Active coronavirus cases have once again started to trend down in Lincoln, with the county remaining red on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources county alert map Friday.

There were 118 active cases recorded as of Nov. 18.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has seen 2,547 confirmed cases, 615 probable cases and 49 deaths. Lincoln has also seen 87 cases of the delta variant.

Approximately 51 percent of Lincoln County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 10,557 doses administered. Lincoln County has had 224 breakthrough cases, which has resulted in eight breakthrough deaths.

The Lincoln County Courthouse is requiring the use of masks or face coverings indefinitely due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Lincoln County Schools will require masks for all students and staff when Lincoln is in the red or orange on the county alert map.

HD Media reporter Nancy Peyton primarily covers news in Lincoln County.

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