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HAMLIN — Active coronavirus cases have continued to fluctuate in Lincoln, with the county remaining red on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources county alert map Saturday.

There were 188 active cases recorded as of Nov. 12.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has seen 2,491 confirmed cases, 612 probable cases and 46 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 10,415 doses administered. Lincoln County has had 215 breakthrough cases, which has resulted in seven 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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