Outbreak update: Upshur County turns gold with four more COVID-19 cases reported Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported four more new cases of COVID-19 in Upshur County on Monday, bringing the three-day total of the most recent local outbreak to 17 confirmed cases.

The surge has moved Upshur County into the gold category on the county alert map, meaning school sports will only be able to compete with other gold counties.

Technically, Upshur County will be treated as ‘green’ until the official Saturday school map is released. Because Upshur’s 17 new cases all came after the last map update, the county will move to gold on the upcoming week’s school map even if no additional cases are reported.

Barbour County reported 10 new cases on Monday, moving them into the orange category. If that designation is confirmed, they will be forced to halt in-person school in addition to all sports competitions.

Barbour has already canceled school the first three days of this week.

Statewide, the DHHR announced Monday that 164 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 70-year old male from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Taylor County, and a 92-year old male from Berkeley County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., September 28, 2020, there have been 552,844 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 15,512 total cases and 337 deaths,” according to a press release.

New cases were reported Monday in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Hampshire, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

About 3,987 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 11,118 people have recovered and 337 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.01%.

Twenty Upshur County cases are currently active, according to the DHHR.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (66), Berkeley (1002), Boone (220), Braxton (13), Brooke (113), Cabell (823), Calhoun (25), Clay (36), Doddridge (25), Fayette (622), Gilmer (45), Grant (161), Greenbrier (127), Hampshire (108), Hancock (149), Hardy (90), Harrison (369), Jackson (266), Jefferson (433), Kanawha (2688), Lewis (38), Lincoln (169), Logan (620), Marion (274), Marshall (178), Mason (142), McDowell (84), Mercer (418), Mineral (175), Mingo (377), Monongalia (2021), Monroe (149), Morgan (55), Nicholas (104), Ohio (373), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (59), Preston (157), Putnam (566), Raleigh (521), Randolph (252), Ritchie (13), Roane (51), Summers (55), Taylor (127), Tucker (29), Tyler (16), Upshur (81), Wayne (398), Webster (8), Wetzel (55), Wirt (12), Wood (366), Wyoming (118).

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