New COVID-19 cases reported in Upshur, Barbour and Randolph counties on Wednesday

The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, pushing the total 63.

The health department says the age of cases range from 2 to 85 years old. Sixteen Upshur County cases are currently active.

Meanwhile, the state continues to report a record surge in new cases and deaths. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 220 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Ten additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 80-year old female from Wood County, a 79-year old female from Boone County, a 96-year old female from Kanawha County, a 70-year old female from Kanawha County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, a 94-year old male from Kanawha County, a 73-year old female from Mason County, an 89-year old female from Mingo County, an 88-year old female from Mason County, and an 84-year old female from Logan County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., September 16, 2020, there have been 493,568 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,196 total cases and 290 deaths,” according to a press release.

West Virginia is currently the second-worst state in the country for rate of transmission. The Mountain State reported a record number of active cases and tied the record for deaths in a single day on Wednesday.

With counties unable to contain the surge in cases, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday he was again tweaking the county alert map so counties with a higher number of cases can participate in sports competitions, and, in some circumstances, attend in-person school.

New cases were reported Wednesday in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Summers, Tucker, Upshur, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

About 3,236 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 9,670 people have recovered and 290 have died. The daily percent positive was 5.91%.

CASES BY COUNTY: Barbour (39), Berkeley (911), Boone (185), Braxton (10), Brooke (105), Cabell (677), Calhoun (22), Clay (32), Doddridge (17), Fayette (492), Gilmer (19), Grant (150), Greenbrier (116), Hampshire (97), Hancock (139), Hardy (75), Harrison (324), Jackson (235), Jefferson (410), Kanawha (2083), Lewis (38), Lincoln (145), Logan (555), Marion (246), Marshall (145), Mason (129), McDowell (79), Mercer (384), Mineral (154), Mingo (324), Monongalia (1768), Monroe (144), Morgan (45), Nicholas (75), Ohio (340), Pendleton (48), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (58), Preston (143), Putnam (441), Raleigh (449), Randolph (231), Ritchie (10), Roane (42), Summers (31), Taylor (115), Tucker (16), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (325), Webster (7), Wetzel (47), Wirt (9), Wood (342), Wyoming (83).

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