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More than 2,000 West Virginians have now died from COVID-19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced that the state death toll from COVID-19 has increased to 2,006, with 23 additional deaths attributed to the disease Friday.

A total of 905 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State, the DHHR added.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (9), Barbour (4), Lewis (15), Randolph (23) and Webster (2) counties.

A total of 203 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

The deaths reported Friday included:

  • a 77-year old male from Taylor County,
  • a 64-year old male from Tyler County,
  • a 68-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 78-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 82-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • an 89-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 86-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 69-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 67-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 74-year old male from McDowell County,
  • a 64-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 84-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 79-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 67-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 71-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 73-year old male from Logan County,
  • a 71-year old male from Barbour County,
  • a 76-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 57-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 67-year old male from Lincoln County,
  • a 69-year old female from Monongalia County,
  • a 49-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • a 78-year old female from Wayne County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 29, 2021, there have been 1,899,155 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 119,467 total cases and 2,006 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 22,570 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 94,891 people have recovered and 2,006 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.66%.

A total of 59,047 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 (1,098), Berkeley (8,813), Boone (1,414), Braxton (740), Brooke (1,902), Cabell (6,999), Calhoun (211), Clay (349), Doddridge (402), Fayette (2,353), Gilmer (567), Grant (986), Greenbrier (2,221), Hampshire (1,365), Hancock (2,466), Hardy (1,201), Harrison (4,407), Jackson (1,579), Jefferson (3,299), Kanawha (10,992), Lewis (838), Lincoln (1,124), Logan (2,398), Marion (3,290), Marshall (2,771), Mason (1,528), McDowell (1,232), Mercer (3,887), Mineral (2,466), Mingo (1,906), Monongalia (7,029), Monroe (879), Morgan (863), Nicholas (1,041), Ohio (3,361), Pendleton (557), Pleasants (766), Pocahontas (555), Preston (2,408), Putnam (3,802), Raleigh (4,107), Randolph (2,196), Ritchie (556), Roane (462), Summers (663), Taylor (1,004), Tucker (451), Tyler (566), Upshur (1,471), Wayne (2,331), Webster (247), Wetzel (991), Wirt (325), Wood (6,470), Wyoming (1,562).

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