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Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drops below 10,000 on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 295 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

The number of active cases statewide fell to 9,624, the first time it has dropped below 10,000 since Nov. 15, 2020.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (6), Barbour (1), Lewis (8), Randolph (7) and Webster (4) counties. A total of 120 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Twelve additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 51-year old male from Jefferson County, an 89-year old female from Mercer County, a 76-year old male from Kanawha County, a 92-year old male from Fayette County, an 87-year old male from Jackson County, an 85-year old male from Berkeley County, a 63-year old male from Wood County, an 88-year old male from Wayne County, a 91-year old female from Mercer County, a 92-year old female from Mercer County, an 87-year old male from Jackson County, and a 54-year old female from Marion County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of February 19, 2021, there have been 2,099,685 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 129,055 total cases and 2,248 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 9,624 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 117,183 people have recovered and 2,248 have died. The daily percent positive was 3.12%.

A total of 154,798 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 (1,163), Berkeley (9,532), Boone (1,538), Braxton (769), Brooke (1,983), Cabell (7,646), Calhoun (218), Clay (370), Doddridge (460), Fayette (2,587), Gilmer (699), Grant (1,044), Greenbrier (2,371), Hampshire (1,491), Hancock (2,565), Hardy (1,257), Harrison (4,788), Jackson (1,638), Jefferson (3,560), Kanawha (11,795), Lewis (1,012), Lincoln (1,198), Logan (2,643), Marion (3,601), Marshall (2,967), Mason (1,746), McDowell (1,334), Mercer (4,138), Mineral (2,567), Mingo (2,082), Monongalia (7,716), Monroe (930), Morgan (909), Nicholas (1,154), Ohio (3,567), Pendleton (617), Pleasants (794), Pocahontas (580), Preston (2,499), Putnam (4,116), Raleigh (4,561), Randolph (2,356), Ritchie (604), Roane (488), Summers (696), Taylor (1,072), Tucker (495), Tyler (607), Upshur (1,640), Wayne (2,576), Webster (289), Wetzel (1,062), Wirt (341), Wood (6,908), Wyoming (1,716).

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