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Barbour County woman dies of COVID-19

A 69-year-old woman from Barbour County was among three new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in West Virginia on Wednesday.

The three deaths announced Wednesday are an 85-year old woman from Jackson County, an 85-year old woman from Kanawha County and a 69-year old woman from Barbour County, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said in a press release.

“Each tragic death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We send our sympathy to these families and urge all West Virginians to continue following the guidelines to protect vulnerable residents.”

Overall, the DHHR said 34 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 963.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on April 22, 2020, there have been 26,961 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 963 positive, 25,998 negative and 29 deaths,” according to the press release.

More than 560 of the West Virginia cases remain active, with about 360 recoveries and 29 deaths, according to the DHHR.

New cases were reported Wednesday in Berkeley, Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Logan, Mason, Mineral, Ohio, Putnam, Raleigh, Wayne, Wirt and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (125), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (35), Fayette (5), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (109), Jefferson (65), Kanawha (141), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (10), Marion (43), Marshall (8), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (11), Mingo (2), Monongalia (89), Monroe (5), Morgan (7), Nicholas (4), Ohio (24), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (2), Preston (12), Putnam (19), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (81), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (35), Wyoming (1).

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