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Two Upshur County COVID-19 patients are in the ICU, 100 new cases reported statewide Monday

Two Upshur County COVID-19 patients are currently in the Intensive Care Unit, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department said Monday afternoon.

Sue McKisic, nurse director with the health department, said Upshur County currently has 32 confirmed and two probable cases. That’s one more than is shown on the DHHR dashboard, which is sometimes slow to include new cases.

Of those, 11 are active and 23 have recovered, according to McKisic. All the results from the free testing event on July 10-11 received thus far have been negative, although some tests are still outstanding, she added.

Overall, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 100 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m., on July 20, 2020, there have been 234,857 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 5,142 total cases and 100 deaths,” according to a press release.

The daily percentage of tests returning a positive result on Monday was 4.88%, according to the DHHR. The cumulative positive rate, which the governor used as his guide for lifting the stay-at-home order, has risen from 1.68% to 2.19% in a month. If it continues growing at that rate, it would cross the governor’s 3% stay-at-home threshold in early September.

New cases were reported Monday in Berkeley, Clay, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming.

About 1,576 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 3,466 people have recovered and 100 have died.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (25/0), Berkeley (549/19), Boone (58/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (38/1), Cabell (219/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (101/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (25/1), Greenbrier (80/0), Hampshire (51/0), Hancock (61/4), Hardy (48/1), Harrison (140/1), Jackson (149/0), Jefferson (269/5), Kanawha (534/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (21/0), Logan (47/0), Marion (136/3), Marshall (82/1), Mason (30/0), McDowell (11/0), Mercer (74/0), Mineral (73/2), Mingo (60/2), Monongalia (748/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (21/1), Nicholas (21/1), Ohio (179/0), Pendleton (19/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (38/1), Preston (92/22), Putnam (115/1), Raleigh (105/3), Randolph (199/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (29/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (160/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (203/9), Wyoming (8/0).

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