13 new COVID-19 cases reported in Upshur County on Friday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 1,081 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (13), Barbour (14), Lewis (4) and Randolph (7) counties.

A total of 94 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Sixteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 83-year old male from Marshall County, a 70-year old male from Logan County, a 59-year old female Boone County, a 74-year old female Lincoln County, a 72-year old male Monroe County, a 92-year old female Ohio County, a 79-year old male Marion County, an 85-year old female Mineral County, a 79-year old male Fayette County, a 68-year old female Summers County, a 95-year old female Summers County, a 74-year old male Pleasants County, a 71-year old male Kanawha County, a 77-year old female Kanawha County, a 75-year old male Jackson County, and an 85-year old male Hampshire County.

In less than a month, the number of average new cases being reported daily has skyrocketed from about 250 to nearly 1,000. The number of West Virginians dying each week from COVID-19 has tripled over that time; 74 residents have died just in the last seven days, according to the DHHR.

In Upshur County, Friday’s update:

  • Added one confirmed case to Nov. 13
  • Removed two probable cases from Nov. 16
  • Added three confirmed cases to Nov. 16
  • Removed one probable case from Nov. 17
  • Removed one probable case from Nov. 18
  • Added nine probable and four confirmed cases to Nov. 19

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 20, 2020, there have been 989,560 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 38,480 total cases and 639 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 12,177 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 25,664 people have recovered and 639 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.77%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (312), Berkeley (2544), Boone (559), Braxton (99), Brooke (483), Cabell (2421), Calhoun (53), Clay (104), Doddridge (98), Fayette (1023), Gilmer (180), Grant (267), Greenbrier (361), Hampshire (246), Hancock (474), Hardy (181), Harrison (1019), Jackson (636), Jefferson (1093), Kanawha (5024), Lewis (219), Lincoln (375), Logan (965), Marion (667), Marshall (961), Mason (309), McDowell (557), Mercer (1163), Mineral (798), Mingo (889), Monongalia (2948), Monroe (321), Morgan (226), Nicholas (291), Ohio (1219), Pendleton (90), Pleasants (66), Pocahontas (89), Preston (420), Putnam (1550), Raleigh (1333), Randolph (599), Ritchie (107), Roane (144), Summers (242), Taylor (246), Tucker (98), Tyler (116), Upshur (410), Wayne (871), Webster (51), Wetzel (352), Wirt (77), Wood (1950), Wyoming (584).

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