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After seven-hour delay, DHHR reports 28 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday

After a several-hour delay due to “multiple vendor issues,” the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 28 additional deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

According to the DHHR, local health departments are required to immediately report COVID-19 deaths to the state. However, 27 deaths were found that were “not reported through the normal route but were flagged by DHHR’s Vital Registration Office,” according to a press release.

Monday’s update brings the total number of West Virginians who have died from COVID-19 to 530.

A total of 401 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State, the DHHR also reported Monday, including one in Upshur County, seven in Randolph County and three in Barbour County.

In Upshur County, Monday’s update:

  • Removed one probable case and added one confirmed case to Nov. 5
  • Removed two probable cases from Nov. 6
  • Added four confirmed cases to Nov. 8

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of November 9, 2020, there have been 854,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 28,805 total cases and 530 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 6,974 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 21,301 people have recovered and 530 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.01%.

The new deaths reported Monday include:

  • 80-year old male from Berkeley County
  • 77-year old male from Boone County
  • 88-year old male from Brooke County
  • 93-year old female from Logan County
  • 80-year old female from Fayette County
  • 54-year old male from Fayette County
  • 85-year old male from Harrison County
  • 85-year old female from Jefferson County
  • 77-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 69-year old female from Kanawha County
  • 69-year old female from Putnam County
  • 95-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 93-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 81-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 88-year old female from Kanawha County
  • 63-year old female from Kanawha County
  • 78-year old female from Kanawha County
  • 73-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 54-year old male from Fayette County
  • 76-year old female from Raleigh County
  • 78-year old female from Logan County
  • 79-year old male from Putnam County
  • 75-year old male from Putnam County
  • 70-year old male from Putnam County
  • 86-year old female from Putnam County
  • 76-year old female from Putnam County
  • 78-year old male from Raleigh County
  • 76-year old male from Mercer County

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (223), Berkeley (1948), Boone (458), Braxton (89), Brooke (294), Cabell (1838), Calhoun (38), Clay (75), Doddridge (78), Fayette (851), Gilmer (118), Grant (212), Greenbrier (258), Hampshire (176), Hancock (284), Hardy (120), Harrison (763), Jackson (462), Jefferson (761), Kanawha (4194), Lewis (155), Lincoln (306), Logan (843), Marion (503), Marshall (596), Mason (200), McDowell (176), Mercer (922), Mineral (365), Mingo (749), Monongalia (2532), Monroe (282), Morgan (182), Nicholas (219), Ohio (803), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (77), Preston (279), Putnam (1157), Raleigh (993), Randolph (487), Ritchie (73), Roane (120), Summers (173), Taylor (184), Tucker (70), Tyler (84), Upshur (311), Wayne (688), Webster (42), Wetzel (274), Wirt (59), Wood (1,102), Wyoming (434).

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