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Upshur County reports 20th COVID-19 death on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 797 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (16), Barbour (4), Lewis (10), Randolph (23) and Webster (1) counties.

A total of 209 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

The DHHR, however, continues to underreport more than 300 cases in Upshur County, according to numbers released by the local health department.

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

  • an 85-year old male from Doddridge County,
  • a 77-year old female from Wyoming County,
  • an 86-year old female from Mineral County,
  • a 70-year old male from Hardy County,
  • a 91-year old female from Brooke County,
  • a 66-year old male from Ohio County,
  • a 69-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 83-year old female from Mercer County,
  • an 83-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 78-year old male from Hampshire County,
  • a 70-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 68-year old female from Mineral County,
  • a 74-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 57-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 72-year old male from Cabell County,
  • an 81-year old male from Mason County,
  • a 77-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 72-year old male from Nicholas County,
  • a 76-year old female from Hardy County,
  • a 56-year old female from Upshur County,
  • a 65-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • an 85-year old male from Logan County,
  • a 74-year old female from Mason County,
  • an 82-year old female from Kanawha County
  • an 87-year old male from Kanawha County.

“With a heavy heart, we share this solemn news of more lives lost to this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, in a press release. “We extend our sympathies to the families affected.”

Overall, the rate of new cases in West Virginia remains at levels well below the peak the state experienced in early January.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 27, 2021, there have been 1,867,235 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 117,775 total cases and 1,953 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 23,571 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 91,455 people have recovered and 1,953 have died. The daily percent positive was 6.03%.

A total of 46,094 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 (1,084), Berkeley (8,702), Boone (1,402), Braxton (739), Brooke (1,878), Cabell (6,899), Calhoun (205), Clay (339), Doddridge (399), Fayette (2,334), Gilmer (560), Grant (965), Greenbrier (2,187), Hampshire (1,343), Hancock (2,438), Hardy (1,179), Harrison (4,351), Jackson (1,570), Jefferson (3,248), Kanawha (10,872), Lewis (812), Lincoln (1,113), Logan (2,322), Marion (3,228), Marshall (2,724), Mason (1,509), McDowell (1,201), Mercer (3,847), Mineral (2,450), Mingo (1,886), Monongalia (6,906), Monroe (872), Morgan (858), Nicholas (1,023), Ohio (3,315), Pendleton (536), Pleasants (761), Pocahontas (548), Preston (2,382), Putnam (3,753), Raleigh (4,022), Randolph (2,15), Ritchie (544), Roane (453), Summers (657), Taylor (980), Tucker (442), Tyler (557), Upshur (1,451), Wayne (2,308), Webster (242), Wetzel (977), Wirt (322), Wood (6,394), Wyoming (1,531).

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