91-year-old Upshur County woman among Thursday’s COVID-19 deaths

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 827 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Another Upshur County resident has died from the virus, the DHHR said — a 91-year-old female. She was among 31 deaths reported statewide on Thursday.

“As we face another difficult day, we must renew our efforts to practice the prevention measures that can stop the spread of this deadly virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, in a press release.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (12), Lewis (8), Randolph (38) and Webster (14) counties.

A total of 192 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Thirty-one additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR:

  • a 95-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 79-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 88-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 96-year old female from Harrison County,
  • an 81-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 68-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 72-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 91-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 67-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 72-year old male from Wyoming County,
  • a 96-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 40-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • an 84-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 71-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 79-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 63-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 90-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 74-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 79-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 89-year old female from Hancock County,
  • a 91-year old female from Upshur County,
  • an 80-year old male from Mason County,
  • a 79-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 79-year old male from Marion County,
  • an 87-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 98-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 89-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 49-year old male from Boone County,
  • an 84-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • a 39-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 77-year old male from Cabell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 14, 2021, there have been 1,690,407 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 105,219 total cases and 1,702 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 27,245 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 76,272 people have recovered and 1,702 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.94%.

A total of 20,004 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,118), Berkeley (7,764), Boone (1,248), Braxton (652), Brooke (1,694), Cabell (6,220), Calhoun (183), Clay (291), Doddridge (327), Fayette (2,085), Gilmer (512), Grant (899), Greenbrier (1,961), Hampshire (1,192), Hancock (2,240), Hardy (1,017), Harrison (3,812), Jackson (1,433), Jefferson (2,893), Kanawha (10,008), Lewis (685), Lincoln (970), Logan (2,034), Marion (2,640), Marshall (2,465), Mason (1,265), McDowell (1,114), Mercer (3,595), Mineral (2,288), Mingo (1,689), Monongalia (6,244), Monroe (776), Morgan (795), Nicholas (879), Ohio (2,945), Pendleton (418), Pleasants (701), Pocahontas (451), Preston (2,117), Putnam (3,407), Raleigh (3,426), Randolph (1,677), Ritchie (476), Roane (380), Summers (596), Taylor (875), Tucker (405), Tyler (459), Upshur (1,215), Wayne (2,041), Webster (215), Wetzel (853), Wirt (272), Wood (5,939), Wyoming (1,363).

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