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More than 150 COVID-19 cases now active in Upshur County, DHHR announces Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 726 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (9), Barbour (6), Lewis (4) and Webster (3) counties.

A total of 152 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Monday’s update:

  • Added 11 confirmed cases to Dec. 27
  • Removed two confirmed cases to Dec. 26
  • Removed two probable cases and added two confirmed cases to Dec. 24

West Virginia has the second-highest rate of COVID-19 spread nationally, and Upshur County remains red on the DHHR’s daily alert map. As parents begin to wonder about school next week, it seems likely that virtually the entire state will remain shut down — only three of the state’s 55 counties were colored green, yellow or gold on Monday.

Nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 80-year old male from Hampshire County, a 92-year old male from Cabell County, an 85-year old male from Monongalia County, an 89-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 45-year old male from Kanawha County, a 99-year old female from Cabell County, an 82-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Cabell County, and a 94-year old male from Hampshire County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of December 28, 2020, there have been 1,456,625 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 81,436 total cases and 1,263 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 24,273 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 55,450 people have recovered and 1,263 have died. The daily percent positive was 16.39%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (699), Berkeley (5,964), Boone (1,019), Braxton (275), Brooke (1,312), Cabell (4,945), Calhoun (124), Clay (252), Doddridge (236), Fayette (1,673), Gilmer (375), Grant (739), Greenbrier (1,368), Hampshire (926), Hancock (1,740), Hardy (734), Harrison (2,786), Jackson (1,110), Jefferson (2,249), Kanawha (8,360), Lewis (471), Lincoln (723), Logan (1,577), Marion (1,676), Marshall (1,891), Mason (980), McDowell (926), Mercer (2,622), Mineral (2,058), Mingo (1,379), Monongalia (5,110), Monroe (607), Morgan (629), Nicholas (628), Ohio (2,417), Pendleton (276), Pleasants (547), Pocahontas (338), Preston (1,586), Putnam (2,880), Raleigh (2,562), Randolph (1,054), Ritchie (328), Roane (283), Summers (406), Taylor (656), Tucker (303), Tyler (332), Upshur (836), Wayne (1,627), Webster (134), Wetzel (657), Wirt (210), Wood (4,735), Wyoming (1,106).

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