A deadly week for Upshur County continued on Monday, when the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced that two additional residents have died from COVID-19, a 57-year old male and an 85-year old male.
Upshur County has reported new deaths each of the past seven days; 19 total residents have now died from the virus.
“As a state, we share in the sorrow of all who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, and promise to continue striving toward ending this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, in a press release.
The DHHR also said Monday that 988 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.
Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (6), Barbour (5), Lewis (10), Randolph (4) and Webster (2) counties.
A total of 202 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.
With schools set to reopen statewide this week, West Virginia has seen new cases decline by about 30% over the past month. Despite the drop, cases continue to be reported at a rate more than seven times higher than when schools first opened in September.
Eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 85-year old male from Upshur County, a 57-year old female from Wood County, a 57-year old male from Upshur County, a 35-year old male from Wood County, a 96-year old female from Brooke County, an 81-year old female from Hancock County, a 58-year old male from Morgan County, and a 70-year old male from Monongalia County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 18, 2021, there have been 1,761,905 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 109,809 total cases and 1,784 total deaths,” according to a press release.
About 26,777 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 81,248 people have recovered and 1,784 have died. The daily percent positive was 6.19%.
A total of 23,092 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 (1,003), Berkeley (8,091), Boone (1,292), Braxton (676), Brooke (1,764), Cabell (6,458), Calhoun (188), Clay (301), Doddridge (365), Fayette (2,167), Gilmer (534), Grant (921), Greenbrier (2,056), Hampshire (1,231), Hancock (2,318), Hardy (1,087), Harrison (4,021), Jackson (1,488), Jefferson (3,019), Kanawha (10,336), Lewis (729), Lincoln (1,035), Logan (2,128), Marion (2,914), Marshall (2,554), Mason (1,366), McDowell (1,135), Mercer (3,690), Mineral (2,318), Mingo (1,770), Monongalia (6,500), Monroe (804), Morgan (819), Nicholas (937), Ohio (3,076), Pendleton (460), Pleasants (721), Pocahontas (511), Preston (2,234), Putnam (3,520), Raleigh (3,673), Randolph (1,933), Ritchie (497), Roane (403), Summers (633), Taylor (910), Tucker (417), Tyler (492), Upshur (1,274), Wayne (2,109), Webster (221), Wetzel (884), Wirt (293), Wood (6,107), Wyoming (1,426).