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COVID-19 death toll passes 700 in West Virginia, more than 500 hospitalized on Thanksgiving

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 1,130 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. The death toll increased to 712.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (9), Barbour (9), Lewis (10), Randolph (17) and Webster (7) counties.

A total of 108 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Thursday’s update:

  • Removed two probable cases and added two confirmed cases to Nov. 20
  • Removed two probable cases and added one confirmed case to Nov. 23
  • Removed four probable and one confirmed case from Nov. 24
  • Added nine probable and six confirmed cases to Nov. 25

Seventeen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 79-year old male from Berkeley County, a 50-year old male from Mason County, an 89-year old female from Jefferson County, a 69-year old male from Cabell County, an 86-year old female from Kanawha County, a 74-year old female from Putnam County, a 75-year old male from Taylor County, an 85-year old female from Marshall County, a 57-year old male from Raleigh County, an 81-year old female from Mineral County, a 47-year old female from Wyoming County, a 70-year old male from Marshall County, a 98-year old male from Cabell County, a 69-year old male from Preston County, a 57-year old male from Jackson County, an 85-year old female from Cabell County, and a 68-year old male from Doddridge County.

“During the holiday season, we feel the loss of loved ones with a deeper pain,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Each person lost to this virus is loved and remembered, not only today, but every day.”

Active cases (14,750) and hospitalizations (534) both reached all-time highs on Thanksgiving.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 26, 2020, there have been 1,079,066 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 44,180 total cases and 712 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 14,750 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 28,718 people have recovered and 712 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.97%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (384), Berkeley (2945), Boone (619), Braxton (108), Brooke (596), Cabell (2756), Calhoun (69), Clay (106), Doddridge (117), Fayette (1094), Gilmer (199), Grant (320), Greenbrier (432), Hampshire (299), Hancock (620), Hardy (240), Harrison (1259), Jackson (684), Jefferson (1263), Kanawha (5480), Lewis (238), Lincoln (407), Logan (1028), Marion (810), Marshall (1104), Mason (403), McDowell (602), Mercer (1286), Mineral (1131), Mingo (966), Monongalia (3202), Monroe (360), Morgan (252), Nicholas (322), Ohio (1438), Pendleton (102), Pleasants (86), Pocahontas (152), Preston (541), Putnam (1830), Raleigh (1492), Randolph (677), Ritchie (145), Roane (162), Summers (265), Taylor (311), Tucker (126), Tyler (134), Upshur (471), Wayne (961), Webster (61), Wetzel (390), Wirt (95), Wood (2361), Wyoming (679).

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