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Upshur County again reports 17 new COVID-19 cases Friday as statewide death toll hits 2,100

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 597 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (17), Barbour (8), Lewis (16), Randolph (2) and Webster (8) counties.

A total of 184 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Statewide, the average number of new cases has dropped to pre-Thanksgiving levels, although cases have ticked up for the past five days.

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

  • a 60-year old male from Mason County,
  • an 83-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 77-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 71-year old female from Ohio County,
  • a 92-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 24-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 49-year old male from Ohio County,
  • a 59-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 72-year old male from Cabell County,
  • an 89-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 94-year old female from Hancock County,
  • a 71-year old female from Ritchie County,
  • a 73-year old male from Hardy County,
  • an 88-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 66-year old male from Mason County,
  • a 79-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 79-year old female from Mingo County,
  • an 86-year old female from Putnam County,
  • an 86-year old female from Putnam County,
  • a 71-year old female from Grant County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of February 5, 2021, there have been 1,970,429 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 123,641 total cases and 2,100 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 17,761 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 103,780 people have recovered and 2,100 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.26%.

A total of 88,807 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 (1,138), Berkeley (9,127), Boone (1,473), Braxton (752), Brooke (1,932), Cabell (7,256), Calhoun (215), Clay (360), Doddridge (421), Fayette (2,468), Gilmer (658), Grant (1,010), Greenbrier (2,301), Hampshire (1,421), Hancock (2,521), Hardy (1,234), Harrison (4,570), Jackson (1,591), Jefferson (3,394), Kanawha (11,311), Lewis (894), Lincoln (1,147), Logan (2,514), Marion (3,455), Marshall (2,874), Mason (1,700), McDowell (1,285), Mercer (3,977), Mineral (2,521), Mingo (1,976), Monongalia (7,262), Monroe (899), Morgan (881), Nicholas (1,080), Ohio (3,438), Pendleton (595), Pleasants (777), Pocahontas (564), Preston (2,452), Putnam (3,925), Raleigh (4,283), Randolph (2,252), Ritchie (573), Roane (472), Summers (681), Taylor (1,036), Tucker (475), Tyler (585), Upshur (1,551), Wayne (2,447), Webster (271), Wetzel (1,023), Wirt (331), Wood (6,643), Wyoming (1,649).

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