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Upshur County reports an all-time high 148 active COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning

An all-time high number of COVID-19 cases are now active in Upshur County, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday.

The report added 16 new cases to Upshur County, where 148 cases are now active, according to the DHHR. The previous high was 139 active cases on Nov. 29.

Statewide, DHHR said 533 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. While the number of new cases was the lowest in more than a month, so was the number of test results returned. The daily percent positive was 10.92%, according to the DHHR, and the rate of spread is currently the second-highest in the nation.

Locally, new cases were also reported in Barbour (13) and Webster (1) counties.

In Upshur County, Sunday’s report:

  • Added five probable and 16 confirmed cases to Dec. 26
  • Removed three probable cases and one confirmed case on Dec. 24
  • Removed two probable cases and added one confirmed case to Dec. 23
  • Removed two probable cases and added two confirmed cases to Dec. 22

Like most of the state, Upshur County is red on the daily alert map. Only four of West Virginia’s 55 counties are in the “safe-for-school” zone of green, yellow or gold — Tucker, Randolph, Calhoun and Roane.

One additional death has been attributed to the disease in West Virginia, according to the DHHR – a 90-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of December 27, 2020, there have been 1,452,115 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 80,710 total cases and 1,254 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 24,437 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 55,019 people have recovered and 1,254 have died. The daily percent positive was 10.92%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (693), Berkeley (5,901), Boone (1,005), Braxton (265), Brooke (1,305), Cabell (4,924), Calhoun (122), Clay (245), Doddridge (235), Fayette (1,657), Gilmer (372), Grant (732), Greenbrier (1,349), Hampshire (923), Hancock (1,740), Hardy (726), Harrison (2,746), Jackson (1,091), Jefferson (2,230), Kanawha (8,296), Lewis (467), Lincoln (713), Logan (1,554), Marion (1,664), Marshall (1,874), Mason (969), McDowell (925), Mercer (2,574), Mineral (2,057), Mingo (1,372), Monongalia (5,076), Monroe (604), Morgan (621), Nicholas (618), Ohio (2,389), Pendleton (274), Pleasants (531), Pocahontas (337), Preston (1,564), Putnam (2,869), Raleigh (2,532), Randolph (1,059), Ritchie (321), Roane (282), Summers (401), Taylor (651), Tucker (302), Tyler (331), Upshur (827), Wayne (1,615), Webster (131), Wetzel (654), Wirt (206), Wood (4,686), Wyoming (1,103).

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