Just one of Upshur County’s four confirmed COVID-19 cases remains active

The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department said Tuesday that three of the county’s four known COVID-19 cases have recovered.

“We are maintaining steady,” a press release from the health department reads. “Only four cases have been reported in Upshur County. Of those four cases, three have recovered and one continues to be monitored.”

Statewide, 21 new cases were confirmed Tuesday and the death toll remained at 26. The overall number of daily test results jumped to more than 3,000 as the state begins to comprehensively test all residents and employees at nursing homes.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on April 21, 2020, there have been 25,435 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 929 positive, 24,506 negative and 26 deaths,” according to a press release.

Locally, the health department urged residents to stay the course.

“The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department would like to thank all of those who are doing their part to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading and encouraging those who could do more to do just that — more.”

Overall, about 570 of the West Virginia cases remain active, with more than 300 recoveries and 26 deaths, according to the DHHR.

New cases were reported Tuesday in Berkeley, Hampshire, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Mercer, Mineral, Preston, Putnam, Roane and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (118), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (34), Fayette (5), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (103), Jefferson (65), Kanawha (136), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), Marion (43), Marshall (8), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (10), Mingo (2), Monongalia (89), Monroe (5), Morgan (7), Nicholas (4), Ohio (23), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (2), Preston (12), Putnam (16), Raleigh (7), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (78), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (33), Wyoming (1).

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