Sixth COVID-19 case reported in Upshur County on Tuesday

A new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Upshur County on Tuesday.

According to the West Virginia Department of Human Resources, the new Upshur County case was one of just nine cases identified statewide Tuesday. The state also reported one additional death attributed to the virus.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5 p.m. on May 12, 2020, there have been 65,708 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,378 positive, 64,330 negative and 58 deaths,” according to a press release.

The death was a 78-year old male from Berkeley County, according to the DHHR.

The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department has said all five previous cases of COVID-19 in Upshur County have recovered.

About 37 percent of the West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 813 people have recovered and 58 have died, a mortality rate of about 6.7 percent.

Statewide, the cumulative positive rate remained 2.1 percent Tuesday. The daily rate of positive cases reported was 0.6 percent.

New cases were reported Tuesday in Hampshire, Logan, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio, Upshur and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (7), Berkeley (191), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (53), Clay (2), Fayette (34), Gilmer (8), Grant (3), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (10), Hancock (12), Hardy (17), Harrison (34), Jackson (136), Jefferson (88), Kanawha (186), Lewis (4), Lincoln (5), Logan (14), Marion (46), Marshall (22), Mason (14), McDowell (6), Mercer (12), Mineral (23), Mingo (3), Monongalia (114), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (8), Ohio (37), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (14), Putnam (28), Raleigh (10), Randolph (5), Ritchie (1), Roane (8), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (93), Wetzel (6), Wirt (3), Wood (44), Wyoming (1).

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