Upshur County moves to orange on COVID-19 map with 214 active cases

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 1,011 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (16), Barbour (13), Lewis (6), Randolph (34) and Webster (2) counties.

A total of 214 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

The county is currently orange on the daily alert map, which means schools can remain open at all levels.

Thirty-one additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR:

  • a 77-year old male from Greenbrier County,
  • a 54-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • an 80-year old male from Brooke County,
  • an 89-year old male from Taylor County,
  • a 61-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • a 73-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 73-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 59-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 92-year old male from Mineral County,
  • a 91-year old female from Wyoming County,
  • a 71-year old male from Taylor County,
  • a 70-year old male from Marshall County,
  • a 65-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • an 82-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • an 89-year old female from Hancock County,
  • an 80-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 57-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 75-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 68-year old male from Logan County,
  • a 72-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 77-year old female from Tucker County,
  • a 72-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 85-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • an 82-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 71-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 91-year old female from Putnam County,
  • an 83-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 69-year old female from Putnam County,
  • a 65-year old male from Putnam County,
  • an 87-year old female from Wetzel County
  • a 92-year old male from Greenbrier County.

“The West Virginia DHHR reports as of January 19, 2021, there have been 1,774,658 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 110,820 total cases and 1,815 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 26,675 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 82,330 people have recovered and 1,815 have died. The daily percent positive was 6.24%.

A total of 24,181 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 (1,016), Berkeley (8,148), Boone (1,302), Braxton (684), Brooke (1,787), Cabell (6,495), Calhoun (190), Clay (303), Doddridge (369), Fayette (2,181), Gilmer (536), Grant (925), Greenbrier (2,067), Hampshire (1,245), Hancock (2,330), Hardy (1,103), Harrison (4,069), Jackson (1,502), Jefferson (3,044), Kanawha (10,389), Lewis (735), Lincoln (1,049), Logan (2,145), Marion (2,944), Marshall (2,586), Mason (1,388), McDowell (1,141), Mercer (3,722), Mineral (2,321), Mingo (1,788), Monongalia (6,543), Monroe (822), Morgan (827), Nicholas (951), Ohio (3,127), Pendleton (481), Pleasants (726), Pocahontas (516), Preston (2,258), Putnam (3,550), Raleigh (3,724), Randolph (1,967), Ritchie (501), Roane (407), Summers (638), Taylor (915), Tucker (419), Tyler (506), Upshur (1,290), Wayne (2,125), Webster (223), Wetzel (905), Wirt (301), Wood (6,153), Wyoming (1,441).

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