Two more deaths, 14 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

An 80-year old male from Kanawha County and a 95-year old female from Wayne County have died of COVID-19, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday. In total, 40 deaths in the state are now attributed to the virus.

The number of new cases dropped to just 14 on Wednesday, the fourth straight day of declines. The overall total now stands at 1,109 cases in West Virginia.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on April 29, 2020, there have been 42,784 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,109 positive, 41,675 negative and 40 deaths,” according to a press release.

The cumulative positive rate – which needs to remain below 3 percent per the governor’s reopening plan – dropped slightly to 2.59 percent on Wednesday. The daily rate of positive cases was 1.1 percent.

About 48 percent of the West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 545 people have recovered and 40 have died, a mortality rate of about 7.3 percent.

New cases were reported Wednesday in Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Hancock, Hardy, Jackson, Mercer, Morgan, Ohio, Putnam, Roane and Wayne counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (143), Boone (3), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (42), Fayette (12), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (9), Hardy (5), Harrison (30), Jackson (129), Jefferson (77), Kanawha (157), Lewis (4), Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (12), McDowell (6), Mercer (10), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (102), Monroe (5), Morgan (10), Nicholas (6), Ohio (27), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (13), Putnam (25), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (6), Summers (1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (85), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (39), Wyoming (1).

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