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Upshur County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday that 799 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (17), Barbour (6), Randolph (3) and Webster (4) counties.

A total of 121 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Saturday’s update:

  • Removed six probable cases and added six confirmed cases to Nov. 23
  • Removed one probable case and added one confirmed case to Nob. 24
  • Removed two probable and one confirmed case from Nov. 25
  • Added 12 probable and seven confirmed cases to Nov. 27
  • Added one case to an unknown date

Six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old male from Cabell County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, a 92-year old male from Harrison County, a 74-year old female from Hampshire County, a 79-year old male from Preston County, and an 87-year old male from Preston County.

“As a grandfather, I am particularly sensitive to the grief children are suffering from the loss of a grandparent or beloved neighbor,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “West Virginians of all ages are affected by these tragic losses of life.”

Active cases and hospitalizations continue to rise statewide, hitting new highs on Saturday.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 28, 2020, there have been 1,108,684 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 45,845 total cases and 718 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 15,731 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 29,396 people have recovered and 718 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.17%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (396), Berkeley (3081), Boone (636), Braxton (114), Brooke (625), Cabell (2829), Calhoun (74), Clay (107), Doddridge (120), Fayette (1131), Gilmer (202), Grant (332), Greenbrier (475), Hampshire (313), Hancock (663), Hardy (258), Harrison (1320), Jackson (693), Jefferson (1309), Kanawha (5589), Lewis (236), Lincoln (416), Logan (1034), Marion (849), Marshall (1154), Mason (449), McDowell (620), Mercer (1317), Mineral (1197), Mingo (980), Monongalia (3284), Monroe (372), Morgan (270), Nicholas (335), Ohio (1496), Pendleton (103), Pleasants (89), Pocahontas (162), Preston (593), Putnam (1915), Raleigh (1538), Randolph (682), Ritchie (165), Roane (175), Summers (272), Taylor (320), Tucker (134), Tyler (138), Upshur (494), Wayne (1000), Webster (66), Wetzel (403), Wirt (109), Wood (2493), Wyoming (718).

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