Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Upshur County on Saturday, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced in their evening update.
Upshur County now has 24 total confirmed cases, 10 of which are currently active. Additional cases were also reported Saturday in Barbour, Lewis and Randolph counties.
Statewide, the number of cases of COVID-19 topped the 4,000 mark on Saturday, with 163 new cases taking the total to 4,146, according to the DHHR.
The number of new cases is the second-highest daily total since the pandemic began, and the rate of spread ranks second in the nation.
The surge has put the reopening of schools and sports in danger and could force new business closures. Gov. Jim Justice said Friday that action on bars and indoor dining in hot spots like Monongalia County could come as soon as next week.
One additional death has also been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – 68-year old female from Ohio County.
“It is with great sadness that we report the loss of this West Virginian and send condolences to her family,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, in a press release.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on July 11, 2020, there have been 204,914 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,146 total cases and 96 deaths,” according to a press release.
New cases were reported Saturday in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Greenbrier, Hancock, Harrison, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Ohio, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wood.
About 1,252 West Virginia are currently active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 2,798 people have recovered and 96 have died.
Free testing was offered locally on Friday and Saturday, and 771 people attended at the two Upshur County locations, according to the DHHR. Those results are expected mid-week.
CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (19/0), Berkeley (512/19), Boone (33/0), Braxton (5/0), Brooke (23/1), Cabell (192/6), Calhoun (4/0), Clay (12/0), Fayette (79/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (18/1), Greenbrier (71/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (38/3), Hardy (45/1), Harrison (115/0), Jackson (148/0), Jefferson (248/5), Kanawha (398/12), Lewis (21/1), Lincoln (9/0), Logan (36/0), Marion (105/3), Marshall (62/1), Mason (24/0), McDowell (8/0), Mercer (62/0), Mineral (63/2), Mingo (28/2), Monongalia (510/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (20/1), Ohio (140/0), Pendleton (15/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (36/1), Preston (77/16), Putnam (85/1), Raleigh (73/3), Randolph (185/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (22/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (24/1), Wayne (123/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (34/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (175/9), Wyoming (7/0).