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Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia tops 10,000 on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 801 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State, including two in Upshur County.

The number of currently active cases topped 10,000 for the first time on Monday, and the surge in hospitalizations continued with 383 COVID-19 patients now in hospitals, according to the DHHR.

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 80-year old female from Jefferson County.

Locally, the number of cases dipped from last week’s spike. Cases were reported in Upshur (2), Barbour (1), and Randolph (9) counties, while Lewis and Webster counties had no new cases.

Monday’s DHHR report made several changes to Upshur County’s data:

  • Removed one probable case and added one confirmed case to Nov. 9
  • Added one confirmed case to Nov. 10
  • Removed one confirmed case from Nov. 14
  • Added three confirmed cases to Nov. 15

Upshur County is yellow on the map Monday by percent positivity and red by infection rate. Monday’s report also made two retroactive map changes, likely due to rapid tests being verified:

  • Changed Nov. 14 from green to yellow
  • Changed Nov. 12 from yellow to gold

A total of 73 cases are active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 16, 2020, there have been 934,835 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 34,460 total cases and 585 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 10,377 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 23,492 people have recovered and 591 have died. The daily percent positive was 5.31%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (264), Berkeley (2259), Boone (509), Braxton (95), Brooke (386), Cabell (2192), Calhoun (44), Clay (94), Doddridge (88), Fayette (959), Gilmer (175), Grant (242), Greenbrier (319), Hampshire (207), Hancock (380), Hardy (157), Harrison (878), Jackson (559), Jefferson (978), Kanawha (4723), Lewis (197), Lincoln (348), Logan (921), Marion (607), Marshall (806), Mason (254), McDowell (421), Mercer (1062), Mineral (623), Mingo (834), Monongalia (2786), Monroe (293), Morgan (210), Nicholas (261), Ohio (1045), Pendleton (86), Pleasants (57), Pocahontas (81), Preston (350), Putnam (1402), Raleigh (1132), Randolph (556), Ritchie (96), Roane (136), Summers (219), Taylor (221), Tucker (77), Tyler (107), Upshur (361), Wayne (809), Webster (47), Wetzel (322), Wirt (66), Wood (1635), Wyoming (524).

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