The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 1,402 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.
Thirty-one additional West Virginians died from the virus, the DHHR said, a record single-day increase that pushed the total deaths to 901.
Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (8), Barbour (4), Lewis (8), Randolph (29) and Webster (5) counties.
A total of 81 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR, the lowest level in the last seven days. Wednesday’s update:
- Removed two probable cases and added one confirmed case to Dec. 2
- Added one probable case to Dec. 5
- Removed one probable case from Dec. 6
- Removed four probable cases and one confirmed case from Dec. 7
- Added five probable and seven confirmed cases to Dec. 8
The deaths reported statewide Wednesday include:
- 83-year old male from Wayne County
- 87-year old female from Berkeley County
- 76-year old male from Berkeley County
- 70-year old male from Berkeley County
- 81-year old male from Wyoming County
- 79-year old female from Mineral County
- 54-year old male from Mineral County
- 64-year old male from Mineral County
- 83-year old female from Mineral County
- 94-year old female from Mineral County
- 64-year old female from Mineral County
- 76-year old male from Kanawha County
- 59-year old female from Ohio County
- 89-year old male from Ohio County
- 85-year old male from Ohio County
- 90-year old male from Kanawha County
- 74-year old female from Marshall County
- 71-year old female from Berkeley County
- 49-year old male from Mercer County
- 87-year old female from Gilmer County
- 89-year old female from Putnam County
- 80-year old male from Putnam County
- 72-year old male from Wood County
- 59-year old male from Wood County
- 88-year old male from Hancock County
- 73-year old male from Hardy County
- 90-year old female from Mercer County
- 65-year old male from Mercer County
- 88-year old male from Mercer County
- 74-year old female from Ritchie County
- 78-year old male from Wood County
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of December 9, 2020, there have been 1,250,368 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 58,462 total cases and 901 deaths,” according to a press release.
About 20,059 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 37,502 people have recovered and 901 have died. The daily percent positive was 6.59%.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (540), Berkeley (4,122), Boone (753), Braxton (154), Brooke (891), Cabell (3,581), Calhoun (92), Clay (170), Doddridge (152), Fayette (1,284), Gilmer (228), Grant (520), Greenbrier (721), Hampshire (516), Hancock (1,085), Hardy (441), Harrison (1,794), Jackson (834), Jefferson (1,677), Kanawha (6,599), Lewis (298), Lincoln (507), Logan (1,169), Marion (1,127), Marshall (1,570), Mason (705), McDowell (700), Mercer (1,617), Mineral (1,733), Mingo (1,075), Monongalia (3,796), Monroe (438), Morgan (387), Nicholas (455), Ohio (1,873), Pendleton (147), Pleasants (139), Pocahontas (281), Preston (903), Putnam (2,353), Raleigh (1,894), Randolph (837), Ritchie (219), Roane (223), Summers (307), Taylor (447), Tucker (207), Tyler (194), Upshur (587), Wayne (1,238), Webster (94), Wetzel (489), Wirt (144), Wood (3,248), Wyoming (907).