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Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drops below 7,000 for first time in nearly three weeks

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 177 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (2) and Randolph (1) counties.

A total of 25 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 56-year old male from Berkeley County, a 57-year old male from Mineral County, and a 47-year old male from Mercer County.

The DHHR also removed more than 100 deaths from the ongoing count.

“DHHR’s epidemiology team conducted a reverse death match by pulling official death certificates,” according to a press release. “Due to this review, there has been a reduction of 162 deaths from the dashboard as these death certificates did not officially list COVID-19 as the cause of death.”

According to the DHHR, more than 2,500 West Virginians have died from COVID-19.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 27, 2021, there have been 2,681,995 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 151,848 total cases and 2,662 total deaths,” according to the press release.

About 6,965 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 142,221 people have recovered and 2,662 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.66%.

A total of 561,927 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 (1,373), Berkeley (11,934), Boone (1,937), Braxton (886), Brooke (2,143), Cabell (8,544), Calhoun (278), Clay (467), Doddridge (562), Fayette (3,345), Gilmer (746), Grant (1,249), Greenbrier (2,705), Hampshire (1,746), Hancock (2,735), Hardy (1,470), Harrison (5,523), Jackson (1,966), Jefferson (4,464), Kanawha (14,445), Lewis (1,147), Lincoln (1,427), Logan (2,998), Marion (4,270), Marshall (3,331), Mason (1,958), McDowell (1,530), Mercer (4,645), Mineral (2,804), Mingo (2,464), Monongalia (9,043), Monroe (1,096), Morgan (1,106), Nicholas (1,552), Ohio (4,107), Pendleton (695), Pleasants (848), Pocahontas (658), Preston (2,835), Putnam (4,932), Raleigh (6,428), Randolph (2,511), Ritchie (674), Roane (593), Summers (776), Taylor (1,206), Tucker (524), Tyler (678), Upshur (1,836), Wayne (2,958), Webster (463), Wetzel (1,256), Wirt (388), Wood (7,640), Wyoming (1,953).

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