Five deaths, 156 new COVID-19 cases reported in West Virginia on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 156 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 87-year old male from Logan County, a 93-year old female from Mason County, a 66-year old female from Mercer County, an 88-year old female from Kanawha County and a 91-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., September 15, 2020, there have been 490,342 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,976 total cases and 280 deaths,” according to a press release.

The DHHR did not report any new cases in Upshur County on Tuesday, leaving the total at 59. However, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department said in a press release Monday there are currently 61 total cases locally, including 14 that are active. The DHHR report often trails local announcements

New cases were reported Tuesday in Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Hampshire, Hancock, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Taylor, Wayne, Wetzel, Wood and Wyoming counties.

About 3,160 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 9,536 people have recovered and 280 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.15%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (37), Berkeley (890), Boone (182), Braxton (10), Brooke (105), Cabell (665), Calhoun (22), Clay (30), Doddridge (17), Fayette (481), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (115), Hampshire (96), Hancock (136), Hardy (75), Harrison (322), Jackson (231), Jefferson (409), Kanawha (2035), Lewis (38), Lincoln (144), Logan (549), Marion (246), Marshall (143), Mason (128), McDowell (79), Mercer (384), Mineral (153), Mingo (304), Monongalia (1745), Monroe (144), Morgan (46), Nicholas (72), Ohio (334), Pendleton (47), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (58), Preston (143), Putnam (416), Raleigh (443), Randolph (230), Ritchie (10), Roane (42), Summers (28), Taylor (115), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (59), Wayne (323), Webster (7), Wetzel (47), Wirt (9), Wood (339), Wyoming (82).

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