A seventh active case of COVID-19 was reported in Upshur County on Sunday, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Barbour and Randolph counties also had new confirmed cases Sunday.
The new Upshur County case brings the total since the outbreak began to 11 confirmed cases, with seven of those active.
The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department also clarified that the two local COVID-19 cases removed from the official state report Saturday were patients tested in early May that were later deemed negative.
According to the post, the cases reported on May 4 and May 12 were tested three times. Although they were included in the DHHR report at the time, they were also listed immediately as recovered and thus never counted as active cases.
“They have now been ruled out as not being a positive case,” according to the post.
The change means the seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the last five days represent a 175% increase for Upshur County. The first cases in the recent outbreak were reported on Wednesday, June 17, when Upshur, Barbour and Randolph counties all announced new cases.
Since that date, Upshur and Lewis counties have confirmed seven cases each, while Randolph County has reported nine new cases and Barbour County two.
The new cases reported in the last week are all still active, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department stressed.
Overall, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that 43 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.
One additional death has been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR — a 74-year old female from Berkeley County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on June 21, 2020, there have been 150,498 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,543 total cases and 89 deaths,” according to a press release.
New cases were reported Sunday in Barbour, Berkeley, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph and Upshur counties.
About 778 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 1,676 people have recovered and 89 have died, a mortality rate of about 5 percent.
CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (12/0), Berkeley (414/18), Boone (20/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (5/1), Cabell (81/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (58/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (50/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (19/2), Hardy (41/1), Harrison (49/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (211/5), Kanawha (258/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), Marion (53/2), Marshall (36/1), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (22/0), Mineral (51/2), Mingo (11/3), Monongalia (137/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (72/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (23/1), Preston (49/15), Putnam (43/1), Raleigh (31/1), Randolph (150/0), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (12/1), Tucker (5/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (11/1), Wayne (105/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (52/4), Wyoming (7/0).