Lewis County man among 12 COVID-19 deaths reported Monday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 1,070 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (7), Lewis (4), Randolph (49) and Webster (1) counties.

The DHHR also removed another roughly 50 cases from Barbour County, which had reported more than 200 new cases on Saturday, many of which were thought to be from Tygarts Valley Regional Jail, which has a Barbour County mailing address but is actually located in Randolph County. TVRJ is currently reporting 290 active COVID-19 cases.

A total of 345 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Twelve additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 92-year old male from Hancock County, an 84-year old male from Wayne County, an 87-year old female from Fayette County, an 88-year old female from Berkeley County, a 78-year old female from Hancock County, a 75-year old male from Hancock County, an 81-year old male from Hancock County, a 100-year old male from Ohio County, an 85-year old female from Fayette County, an 87-year old male from Lewis County, a 60-year old male from Cabell County, and a 57-year old male from Wood County.

​”The West Virginia DHHR reports as of January 11, 2021, there have been 1,654,561 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 102,282 total cases and 1,594 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 29,257 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 71,431 people have recovered and 1,594have died. The daily percent positive was 8.77%.

A total of 92.070 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in West Virginia, the DHHR said. About 2.5 million doses are required to vaccinate 70% of the state’s population, since each vaccine requires two doses.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,083), Berkeley (7,538), Boone (1,215), Braxton (632), Brooke (1,643), Cabell (6,066), Calhoun (174), Clay (286), Doddridge (316), Fayette (2,052), Gilmer (494), Grant (879), Greenbrier (1,877), Hampshire (1,164), Hancock (2,173), Hardy (995), Harrison (3,681), Jackson (1,392), Jefferson (2,795), Kanawha (9,776), Lewis (654), Lincoln (947), Logan (1,965), Marion (2,546), Marshall (2,421), Mason (1,218), McDowell (1,091), Mercer (3,508), Mineral (2,259), Mingo (1,656), Monongalia (6,110), Monroe (756), Morgan (781), Nicholas (834), Ohio (2,884), Pendleton (405), Pleasants (690), Pocahontas (419), Preston (2,024), Putnam (3,335), Raleigh (3,323), Randolph (1,565), Ritchie (462), Roane (361), Summers (574), Taylor (846), Tucker (406), Tyler (441), Upshur (1,180), Wayne (1,972), Webster (195), Wetzel (816), Wirt (268), Wood (5,806), and Wyoming (1,333).

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