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Thirteen employees of Logan Regional Medical Center have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Friday, July 31.

LOGAN – There has been an outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among employees at Logan Regional Medical Center.

Thirteen employees at the hospital tested positive for the virus on Friday, according to Logan County Health Department Director Steve Browning. Both the hospital and the LCHD are working to determine the source of the outbreak.

The employees who tested positive have been sent home and all their contacts and patients are currently in the process of being notified and tested.

Not all of the employees are Logan County natives.

As of Saturday morning, there are 79 active cases of the coronavirus in Logan County, with 12 of those in the hospital. 71 of the county's cases have recovered and there have been three deaths for a total of 153 cumulative cases.

Dylan Vidovich is a news reporter for HD Media. Contact him by phone at 304-896-5196.