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COVID-19 death toll continues to climb in Upshur County

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that 518 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

For the second straight day, a new death was reported in Upshur County — a 94-year old male from Upshur County. That brings the total number of deaths in the county due to the coronavirus to 27, the DHHR said.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (1), Barbour (7), Lewis (10), Randolph (4) and Webster (2) counties.

A total of 173 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

In total, 10 additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 94-year old male from Upshur County, a 76-year old male from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Raleigh County, a 52-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Hardy County, an 84-year old male from Marshall County, a 78-year old female from Mingo County, a 73-year old female from Kanawha County, a 73-year old male from Wood County, and a 69-year old male from Gilmer County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of February 7, 2021, there have been 1,992,366 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 124,708 total cases and 2,129 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 16,137 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 106,442 people have recovered and 2,129 have died. The daily percent positive was 5.2%.

A total of 105,200 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 (1,153), Berkeley (9,199), Boone (1,481), Braxton (756), Brooke (1,943), Cabell (7,298), Calhoun (216), Clay (361), Doddridge (431), Fayette (2,497), Gilmer (659), Grant (1,015), Greenbrier (2,317), Hampshire (1,448), Hancock (2,535), Hardy (1,243), Harrison (4,621), Jackson (1,607), Jefferson (3,438), Kanawha (11,398), Lewis (914), Lincoln (1,162), Logan (2,542), Marion (3,501), Marshall (2,901), Mason (1,705), McDowell (1,296), Mercer (4,001), Mineral (2,526), Mingo (2,002), Monongalia (7,347), Monroe (904), Morgan (884), Nicholas (1,097), Ohio (3,474), Pendleton (598), Pleasants (778), Pocahontas (568), Preston (2,463), Putnam (3,953), Raleigh (4,338), Randolph (2,268), Ritchie (579), Roane (477), Summers (682), Taylor (1,039), Tucker (476), Tyler (589), Upshur (1,570), Wayne (2,475), Webster (274), Wetzel (1,028), Wirt (331), Wood (6,689), Wyoming (1,661).

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