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24 new cases of COVID-19 reported in West Virginia on Saturday, no additional deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said 24 new cases of COVID-19 had been identified in the state on Saturday. Of those, 22 were confirmed cases and two were probable cases.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on May 23, 2020, there have been 84,677 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,729 total cases and 72 deaths,” according to a press release.

Upshur County still has one active case, according to the DHHR. Six cases in the county have recovered.

More than 3,000 people participated in free testing events in select counties on Friday and Saturday, the DHHR noted.

“As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s initiative to increase testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations, the Governor’s Office, DHHR, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and the WV National Guard and partners offered free testing in medically underserved counties May 22 and 23,” the release states. “Preliminary figures from the two-day testing events indicate there were 640 individuals tested in Cabell County; 837 in Kanawha County; 576 in Marion County; and 1,013 in Monongalia County.”

About 539 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 1,118 people have recovered and 72 have died, a mortality rate of about 6.1 percent.

New cases were reported Saturday in Berkeley, Fayette, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Jefferson, Mason, Mingo, Monongalia, Pendleton and Randolph counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (7/0), Berkeley (260/10), Boone (9/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (3/0), Cabell (57/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (2/0), Fayette (43/1), Gilmer (9/0), Grant (8/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (15/0), Hancock (16/2), Hardy (36/0), Harrison (38/1), Jackson (135/0), Jefferson (143/3), Kanawha (208/2), Lewis (5/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (16/0), Marion (48/0), Marshall (27/0), Mason (16/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (36/2), Mingo (4/1), Monongalia (120/1), Monroe (6/1), Morgan (17/0), Nicholas (10/0), Ohio (38/0), Pendleton (8/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (23/0), Preston (15/4), Putnam (31/0), Raleigh (14/1), Randolph (36/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (8/0), Summers (1/1), Taylor (8/0), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (97/0), Wetzel (8/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (48/3), Wyoming (3/0).

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