Lewis, Randolph counties announce new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 285 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Barbour (2), Randolph (7) and Webster (2) counties.

A total of 103 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, however, is reporting just 48 active cases.

Eleven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 83-year old female from Wyoming County, a 60-year old female from Mercer County, an 86-year old female from Randolph County, a 59-year old male from Lewis County, a 75-year old male from Preston County, a 79-year old male from Mercer County, a 77-year old female from McDowell County, an 86-year old female from Lewis County, a 103-year old male from Mercer County, a 70-year old female from Mercer County, and a 70-year old female from Mingo County.

On Monday, Gov. Jim Justice, in accordance with President Joseph R. Biden’s proclamation, ordered that all United States and West Virginia flags at state-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff through sunset on Friday in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 to date.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of February 23, 2021, there have been 2,127,566 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 130,139 total cases and 2,274 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 8,528 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 119,337 people have recovered and 2,274 have died. The daily percent positive was 3.32%.

A total of 167,953 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,176), Berkeley (9,596), Boone (1,549), Braxton (773), Brooke (2,002), Cabell (7,719), Calhoun (223), Clay (370), Doddridge (465), Fayette (2,616), Gilmer (705), Grant (1,052), Greenbrier (2,380), Hampshire (1,504), Hancock (2,577), Hardy (1,263), Harrison (4,809), Jackson (1,646), Jefferson (3,585), Kanawha (11,920), Lewis (1,020), Lincoln (1,209), Logan (2,667), Marion (3,622), Marshall (2,987), Mason (1,757), McDowell (1,341), Mercer (4,175), Mineral (2,575), Mingo (2,104), Monongalia (7,815), Monroe (937), Morgan (925), Nicholas (1,164), Ohio (3,603), Pendleton (617), Pleasants (798), Pocahontas (582), Preston (2,519), Putnam (4,165), Raleigh (4,605), Randolph (2,371), Ritchie (613), Roane (491), Summers (700), Taylor (1,074), Tucker (496), Tyler (612), Upshur (1,658), Wayne (2,585), Webster (296), Wetzel (1,068), Wirt (349), Wood (6,978), Wyoming (1,731).

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