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Two more Barbour County residents die from COVID-19, Upshur County tops 1,000 total cases Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 828 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (27), Barbour (10), Lewis (6), Randolph (9) and Webster (2) counties.

A total of 226 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. That’s an all-time high. The daily percent positive for the county was 27% on Monday.

The City of Buckhannon announced that City Hall is closed for at least two days due to COVID-19 exposure. Read more about that here.

Monday’s Upshur update:

  • Added nine probable and 17 confirmed cases to Jan. 3
  • Added one probable and one confirmed case to Jan. 2
  • Removed three probable cases and added five confirmed cases to Jan. 1
  • Removed five probable cases and added four confirmed cases to Dec. 31
  • Removed two probable cases and added one confirmed case to Dec. 29

Nineteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR:

  • a 97-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 58-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 78-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • a 63-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • an 83-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 83-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 77-year old female from Barbour County,
  • a 70-year old male from Barbour County,
  • a 28-year old male from Grant County,
  • a 67-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 73-year old male from Roane County,
  • a 69-year old male from Cabell County,
  • an 85-year old female from Jackson County,
  • an 88-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 91-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 66-year old male from Brooke County,
  • an 83-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 67-year old female from Wyoming County,
  • a 77-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • a 54-year old female from Brooke County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 4, 2021, there have been 1,548,855 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 91,886 total cases and 1,395 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 27,362 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 63,129 people have recovered and 1,395 have died. The daily percent positive was 13.81%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (835), Berkeley (6,651), Boone (1,102), Braxton (561), Brooke (1,510), Cabell (5,522), Calhoun (140), Clay (271), Doddridge (275), Fayette (1,884), Gilmer (437), Grant (807), Greenbrier (1,619), Hampshire (1,055), Hancock (1,997), Hardy (834), Harrison (3,195), Jackson (1,251), Jefferson (2,513), Kanawha (9,072), Lewis (577), Lincoln (823), Logan (1,784), Marion (2,084), Marshall (2,219), Mason (1,091), McDowell (1,028), Mercer (3,111), Mineral (2,145), Mingo (1,532), Monongalia (5,635), Monroe (700), Morgan (687), Nicholas (747), Ohio (2,642), Pendleton (331), Pleasants (595), Pocahontas (368), Preston (1,805), Putnam (3,128), Raleigh (2,914), Randolph (1,233), Ritchie (381), Roane (326), Summers (488), Taylor (751), Tucker (355), Tyler (393), Upshur (1,026), Wayne (1,773), Webster (171), Wetzel (742), Wirt (244), Wood (5,297), Wyoming (1,229).

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