50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Upshur and the surrounding counties Thursday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket, with 1,122 new cases identified in the Mountain State.

Cases were reported in Upshur (12), Barbour (17), Lewis (11), Randolph (8) and Webster (2) counties.

Thursday’s statewide total marks the second time West Virginia has reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day.

The surge shows no signs of slowing down: active cases and hospitalizations have nearly doubled in less than three weeks. West Virginians are dying from the virus at an increased rate, and that is expected to continue throughout the rest of the year.

Eleven additional deaths were attributed to the disease on Thursday, according to the DHHR – an 87-year old female from Cabell County, a 70-year old male from Harrison County, a 68-year old male from Berkeley County, a 75-year old male from Ohio County, a 74-year old male from Marshall County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 63-year old female from Tyler County, a 92-year old female from Marshall County, an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year old male from Wood County, and a 62-year old male from Kanawha County.

In Upshur County, Thursday’s update:

  • Removed one probable case and added one confirmed case to Nov. 13
  • Removed one confirmed case from Nov. 15
  • Added one confirmed case to Nov. 16
  • Removed six probable cases and one confirmed case from Nov. 17
  • Added 10 probable and eight confirmed cases to Nov. 18
  • Added one case to an unknown date

A total of 81 cases are actively in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 19, 2020, there have been 972,894 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 37,399 total cases and 623 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 11,643 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 25,133 people have recovered and 623 have died. The daily percent positive was 5.22%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (298), Berkeley (2440), Boone (553), Braxton (98), Brooke (455), Cabell (2349), Calhoun (49), Clay (100), Doddridge (95), Fayette (997), Gilmer (180), Grant (264), Greenbrier (344), Hampshire (242), Hancock (459), Hardy (177), Harrison (977), Jackson (620), Jefferson (1060), Kanawha (4934), Lewis (215), Lincoln (371), Logan (958), Marion (653), Marshall (911), Mason (290), McDowell (537), Mercer (1125), Mineral (781), Mingo (873), Monongalia (2905), Monroe (310), Morgan (219), Nicholas (281), Ohio (1182), Pendleton (88), Pleasants (65), Pocahontas (84), Preston (405), Putnam (1504), Raleigh (1301), Randolph (592), Ritchie (106), Roane (141), Summers (232), Taylor (235), Tucker (91), Tyler (115), Upshur (397), Wayne (863), Webster (51), Wetzel (352), Wirt (73), Wood (1843), Wyoming (559).

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