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Spread of COVID-19 in West Virginia continues to decline, 289 new cases reported Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 289 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Lewis (13), Randolph (7) and Webster (1) counties.

A total of 123 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Due to the winter storm forecast, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday, February 19 in Upshur County will now be held on Wednesday, February 24.  If you are scheduled for a vaccination on Friday, February 19, you will be receiving a phone call with your new appointment time.

Nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 66-year old female from Mercer County, an 83-year old female from Wyoming County, a 90-year old female from Fayette County, a 79-year old male from Taylor County, a 95-year old male from Harrison County, an 80-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 70-year old male from Grant County, a 68-year old male from Grant County, and an 83-year old female from Wayne County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of February 17, 2021, there have been 2,080,541 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 128,405 total cases and 2,225 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 10,522 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 115,658 people have recovered and 2,225 have died. The daily percent positive was 3.41%.

A total of 145,734 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 (1,161), Berkeley (9,471), Boone (1,528), Braxton (766), Brooke (1,975), Cabell (7,591), Calhoun (218), Clay (370), Doddridge (450), Fayette (2,576), Gilmer (683), Grant (1,041), Greenbrier (2,368), Hampshire (1,485), Hancock (2,559), Hardy (1,252), Harrison (4,769), Jackson (1,642), Jefferson (3,541), Kanawha (11,735), Lewis (1,000), Lincoln (1,195), Logan (2,612), Marion (3,592), Marshall (2,966), Mason (1,742), McDowell (1,328), Mercer (4,123), Mineral (2,565), Mingo (2,075), Monongalia (7,650), Monroe (928), Morgan (905), Nicholas (1,145), Ohio (3,554), Pendleton (613), Pleasants (792), Pocahontas (577), Preston (2,488), Putnam (4,090), Raleigh (4,530), Randolph (2,349), Ritchie (600), Roane (486), Summers (693), Taylor (1,068), Tucker (492), Tyler (605), Upshur (1,626), Wayne (2,571), Webster (285), Wetzel (1,054), Wirt (341), Wood (6,882), Wyoming (1,702).

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