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Upshur County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, total deaths statewide top 600

As deaths continue to mount, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 953 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (14), Barbour (11), Randolph (5) and Lewis (3) counties.

In Upshur County, Wednesday’s update:

  • Removed one confirmed case from Nov. 14
  • Add 11 probable and five confirmed cases to Nov. 17
  • Removed one case from an unknown date

A total of 79 cases are active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Upshur County’s infection rate remains red, with 31 cases reported just in the last two days. The map color is technically yellow, because 24 of those cases are classified as ‘probable’ and not included in the map positivity calculation.

The color is no longer relevant to schools locally, however, after the Upshur County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday night to move to full-time remote learning through at least Jan. 4, 2021.

Statewide, more than 600 West Virginians have now died from COVID-19. Active cases (11,172) and hospitalizations (429) remain at record levels.

Fourteen additional deaths were attributed to the disease Wednesday, according to the DHHR – an 86-year old female from Cabell County, a 44-year old male from Mingo County, a 78-year old female from Mercer County, a 90-year old female from Brooke County, a 68-year old male from Wyoming County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old female from Roane County, a 76-year old male from Nicholas County, an 81-year old female from Wood County, an 86-year old male from Harrison County, a 62-year old male from Wayne County, a 92-year old male from Jefferson County, a 76-year old male from Logan County, and a 94-year old male from Jefferson County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 18, 2020, there have been 955,928 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 36,277 total cases and 612 deaths,” according to a press release.

More than 150 West Virginia residents have died from COVID-19 so far in November.

About 11,172 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 24,493 people have recovered and 612 have died. The daily percent positive was 5.66%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (281), Berkeley (2379), Boone (538), Braxton (97), Brooke (421), Cabell (2303), Calhoun (46), Clay (100), Doddridge (91), Fayette (987), Gilmer (180), Grant (249), Greenbrier (336), Hampshire (233), Hancock (432), Hardy (170), Harrison (919), Jackson (592), Jefferson (1028), Kanawha (4855), Lewis (204), Lincoln (363), Logan (949), Marion (635), Marshall (864), Mason (274), McDowell (515), Mercer (1108), Mineral (733), Mingo (859), Monongalia (2863), Monroe (305), Morgan (215), Nicholas (275), Ohio (1143), Pendleton (88), Pleasants (64), Pocahontas (82), Preston (376), Putnam (1470), Raleigh (1165), Randolph (584), Ritchie (100), Roane (139), Summers (227), Taylor (232), Tucker (83), Tyler (110), Upshur (386), Wayne (849), Webster (49), Wetzel (340), Wirt (73), Wood (1779), Wyoming (539).

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