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Upshur County reports 15 new COVID-19 cases Sunday as state total crosses 40,000 mark

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that 880 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (15), Barbour (11), Lewis (1), Randolph (5) and Webster counties (1).

A total of 116 cases are now active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR, and the infection rate is now nearly double the red-alert threshold.

Four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 91-year old male from Mineral County, a 72-year old male from Mineral County, an 80-year old male from Mineral County, and a 60-year old female from Summers County.

In Upshur County, Sunday’s update:

  • Added two probable and 14 confirmed cases to Nov. 21
  • Removed one case older than seven days

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 22, 2020, there have been 1,021,783 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 40,478 total cases and 662 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 13,340 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 26,476 people have recovered and 662 have died. The daily percent positive was 5.26%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (344), Berkeley (2692), Boone (581), Braxton (99), Brooke (531), Cabell (2550), Calhoun (56), Clay (104), Doddridge (106), Fayette (1049), Gilmer (183), Grant (282), Greenbrier (381), Hampshire (265), Hancock (519), Hardy (202), Harrison (1081), Jackson (654), Jefferson (1165), Kanawha (5190), Lewis (218), Lincoln (382), Logan (987), Marion (715), Marshall (1011), Mason (339), McDowell (569), Mercer (1203), Mineral (989), Mingo (915), Monongalia (3018), Monroe (329), Morgan (233), Nicholas (299), Ohio (1301), Pendleton (96), Pleasants (72), Pocahontas (96), Preston (466), Putnam (1645), Raleigh (1380), Randolph (622), Ritchie (128), Roane (145), Summers (253), Taylor (260), Tucker (104), Tyler (124), Upshur (437), Wayne (902), Webster (51), Wetzel (367), Wirt (89), Wood (2091), Wyoming (608).

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