The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 1,266 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.
Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR, including another Barbour County resident.
Locally, new cases were reported Friday in Upshur (8), Barbour (14), Lewis (14), Randolph (8) and Webster (4) counties.
For the first time, West Virginia reported more than 1,000 new cases every day for the past week. The daily average number of new cases and the daily death rate are both at all-time highs.
A total of 94 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Friday’s update:
- Added four probable and four confirmed cases to Dec. 17
- Added five probable and one confirmed case to Dec. 16
- Removed nine probable cases and added three confirmed cases to Dec. 15
- Removed to probable cases and added two confirmed cases to Dec. 14
The deaths reported Friday include:
- a 60-year old female from Barbour County,
- a 74-year old female from Monroe County,
- an 83-year old male from Berkeley County,
- a 77-year old male from Raleigh County,
- a 77-year old female from Wyoming County,
- a 17-year old male from Kanawha County,
- a 64-year old female from Kanawha County,
- a 58-year old male from Kanawha County,
- a 46-year old male from Mineral County,
- an 85-year old male from Mineral County,
- a 78-year old male from McDowell County,
- an 86-year old female from Wood County,
- a 65-year old female from Wood County,
- a 78-year old female from Berkeley County,
- a 78-year old male from Hancock County,
- an 80-year old male from Cabell County,
- a 67-year old female from Mingo County,
- a 61-year old male from Grant County,
- a 95-year old female from Wyoming County,
- an 84-year old female from Wood County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of December 18, 2020, there have been 1,365,174 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 69,751 total cases and 1,091 deaths,” according to a press release.
About 22,028 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 46,632 people have recovered and 1,091 have died. The daily percent positive was 7.28%.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (591), Berkeley (4,981), Boone (873), Braxton (205), Brooke (1,097), Cabell (4,306), Calhoun (115), Clay (222), Doddridge (190), Fayette (1,448), Gilmer (267), Grant (636), Greenbrier (1066), Hampshire (753), Hancock (1,477), Hardy (585), Harrison (2,269), Jackson (973), Jefferson (1,990), Kanawha (7,503), Lewis (383), Lincoln (617), Logan (1,322), Marion (1,382), Marshall (1,741), Mason (872), McDowell (786), Mercer (2,060), Mineral (1,961), Mingo (1,186), Monongalia (4,512), Monroe (516), Morgan (518), Nicholas (538), Ohio (2,137), Pendleton (209), Pleasants (234), Pocahontas (309), Preston (1,237), Putnam (2,580), Raleigh (2,236), Randolph (977), Ritchie (277), Roane (253), Summers (346), Taylor (537), Tucker (255), Tyler (260), Upshur (683), Wayne (1,442), Webster (118), Wetzel (562), Wirt (170), Wood (3,993), Wyoming (995).