PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Preston County health officials, W.Va. are reporting more cases of COVID-19 that they believe have been associated with recent trips to Myrtle Beach.
Preston County Health Department said the total had risen to 26 since the first cases reported on Wednesday.
WSAZ has confirmed popular vacation spot cases in several other West Virginia counties, including Cabell and Kanawha.
At the time of the last audit, the total number of travel-related cases at Myrtle Beach was 40 in six counties in the state.
The mayor of Myrtle Beach responded to reports of area-related cases by informing WSAZ’s sister station, WMBF, that Myrtle Beach is not entirely responsible for the recent cases of coronavirus that have emerged in West Virginia. She said that tourists must also take responsibility.
“There are everywhere. And it’s not to blame and say that I have it here or there, but to know what we can do to educate people, promote this personal responsibility and work together,” said Mayor Brenda Bethune.
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