The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported the first fatality related to COVID-19 on Sunday evening.
“Through the Marion County Health Department and United Health Center, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed an 88-year old female from Marion County has died as a result of COVID-19,” the DHHR said in a press release issued Sunday.
“To protect the patient’s privacy, no additional details will be released,” the press release notes.
“We extend our sincere condolences to this family,” said Bill J. Crouch, cabinet secretary of the DHHR.
The DHHR has not yet released new case totals for Sunday. As of Saturday evening, 113 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in West Virginia.
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