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Upshur County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Randolph has 50 new cases

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 1,337 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State, including a large surge along Route 33.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (34), Barbour (11), Lewis (15), Randolph (50) and Webster (9) counties.

A total of 165 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Tuesday’s update:

  • Added 22 probable and seven confirmed cases to Dec. 28
  • Added one probable and two confirmed cases to Dec. 27
  • Added one probable case to Dec. 25
  • Removed seven probable cases and added seven confirmed cases to Dec. 24
  • Removed three probable cases and one confirmed case from Dec. 23

On the alert map, the spike in Randolph County leaves just two counties in the “safe-for-school” zone of green, yellow or gold — Tucker and Calhoun. Upshur County, which is experiencing the largest surge in cases since the pandemic began, remains well into the red zone.

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

  • a 90-year old male from Marshall County,
  • a 74-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 71-year old male from Pendleton County,
  • an 80-year old male from Greenbrier County,
  • an 86-year old female from McDowell County,
  • a 62-year old male from Marshall County,
  • a 67-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • an 89-year old male from Cabell County,
  • an 84-year old male from Tucker County,
  • a 95-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 91-year old male from Putnam County,
  • an 80-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 81-year old female from Preston County,
  • an 88-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • a 91-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • an 80-year old female from Hancock County,
  • a 93-year old female from Wyoming County,
  • a 76-year old female from Monongalia County,
  • an 81-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • an 85-year old female from Hancock County,
  • an 81-year old female from Harrison County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of December 29, 2020, there have been 1,468,110 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 82,773 total cases and 1,284 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 24,264 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 57,255 people have recovered and 1,284 have died. The daily percent positive was 10.45%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (710), Berkeley (6,045), Boone (1,031), Braxton (276), Brooke (1,357), Cabell (5,034), Calhoun (127), Clay (252), Doddridge (238), Fayette (1,689), Gilmer (386), Grant (748), Greenbrier (1,391), Hampshire (943), Hancock (1,801), Hardy (751), Harrison (2,844), Jackson (1,129), Jefferson (2,282), Kanawha (8,425), Lewis (486), Lincoln (729), Logan (1,598), Marion (1,725), Marshall (1,960), Mason (992), McDowell (932), Mercer (2,669), Mineral (2,067), Mingo (1,398), Monongalia (5,173), Monroe (613), Morgan (632), Nicholas (636), Ohio (2,452), Pendleton (283), Pleasants (556), Pocahontas (344), Preston (1,612), Putnam (2,898), Raleigh (2,609), Randolph (1,104), Ritchie (330), Roane (290), Summers (418), Taylor (667), Tucker (312), Tyler (346), Upshur (870), Wayne (1,656), Webster (143), Wetzel (671), Wirt (213), Wood (4,814), Wyoming (1,116).

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