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Six deaths, 119 new cases of COVID-19 reported in West Virginia on Saturday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday that six more residents of the Mountain State have died of COVID-19.

The new deaths reported Saturday included an 84-year old female from Logan County, an 86-year old female from Logan County, a 78-year old female from Logan County, a 72-year old male from Cabell County, a 79-year old female from Logan County and an 85-year old female from Logan County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are devastated by the loss of more West Virginians,” Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, said in a press release. “The families of these residents have our deepest sympathies.”

Overall, the DHHR reported 119 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia on Saturday.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., on August 22, 2020, there have been 391,683 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 9,185 total cases and 176 deaths,” according to a press release.

The numbers in Upshur County continue to fluctuate, this time going down a case, from 41 to 40.

“As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested,” according to the release. “Such is the case of Cabell, Upshur and Wyoming counties in this report.”

No additional information was available about the Upshur County case.

Statewide, new cases were reported Saturday in Berkeley, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Monongalia, Monroe, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor and Wayne counties.

About 1,702 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 7,307 people have recovered and 176 have died. The daily percent positive was 1.68%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (33), Berkeley (764), Boone (127), Braxton (9), Brooke (83), Cabell (486), Calhoun (8), Clay (19), Doddridge (6), Fayette (187), Gilmer (18), Grant (133), Greenbrier (99), Hampshire (91), Hancock (116), Hardy (63), Harrison (252), Jackson (188), Jefferson (318), Kanawha (1194), Lewis (32), Lincoln (115), Logan (431), Marion (207), Marshall (135), Mason (82), McDowell (66), Mercer (272), Mineral (129), Mingo (208), Monongalia (1040), Monroe (57), Morgan (37), Nicholas (40), Ohio (286), Pendleton (48), Pleasants (14), Pocahontas (42), Preston (134), Putnam (244), Raleigh (320), Randolph (219), Ritchie (3), Roane (23), Summers (18), Taylor (98), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (40), Wayne (226), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (7), Wood (289), Wyoming (51).

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