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New COVID-19 cases begin to tick up again locally on Saturday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday that 1,137 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (48), Barbour (20), Lewis (22), Randolph (59) and Webster (11) counties. Saturday’s data was delayed more than seven hours due to technical issues, the DHHR said.

The DHHR continues to underreport nearly 350 cases in Upshur County, according to numbers released by the local health department:

  • Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department: 1,754 cases, 296 active
  • DHHR for Upshur County: 1,406 cases, 245 active

The DHHR removed one death that had been previously announced, a 72-year old female from Upshur County reported on Jan. 12.

Seventeen new deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR:

  • an 80-year old male from Summers County,
  • an 88-year old male from Summers County,
  • a 65-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 87-year old male from Hampshire County,
  • an 83-year old male from Wood County,
  • an 84-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 69-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 64-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 76-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 69-year old female from Preston County,
  • a 65-year old male from Nicholas County,
  • a 95-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 68-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 62-year old male from Wood County,
  • an 89-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 81-year old female from Wyoming County
  • a 70-year old female from Logan County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 23, 2021, there have been 1,831,351 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 114,752 total cases and 1,872 total deaths,” according to a press release.

Overall, the average number of new daily cases in West Virginia continues to decrease, with more than 1,000 cases only being reported twice in the past week.

About 24,856 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 88,024 people have recovered and 1,872 have died. The daily percent positive was 6.38%.

A total of 38,744 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 (1,057), Berkeley (8,469), Boone (1,372), Braxton (721), Brooke (1,837), Cabell (6,728), Calhoun (202), Clay (324), Doddridge (393), Fayette (2,274), Gilmer (549), Grant (946), Greenbrier (2,137), Hampshire (1,302), Hancock (2,380), Hardy (1,136), Harrison (4,215), Jackson (1,545), Jefferson (3,139), Kanawha (10,628), Lewis (782), Lincoln (1,093), Logan (2,218), Marion (3,122), Marshall (2,640), Mason (1,470), McDowell (1,183), Mercer (3,795), Mineral (2,403), Mingo (1,847), Monongalia (6,741), Monroe (849), Morgan (848), Nicholas (990), Ohio (3,218), Pendleton (518), Pleasants (749), Pocahontas (545), Preston (2,336), Putnam (3,647), Raleigh (3,883), Randolph (2,085), Ritchie (527), Roane (437), Summers (645), Taylor (955), Tucker (430), Tyler (540), Upshur (1,406), Wayne (2,220), Webster (236), Wetzel (952), Wirt (310), Wood (6,302), Wyoming (1,477).

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