Upshur County reports one new COVID-19 case Friday, total cases more than double in July

Upshur County reported one new probable case of COVID-19 on Friday, the 39th total case in the county, according to the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department. Six of those cases are currently active.

Statewide, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 220 new cases of COVID-19 had been identified in the Mountain State.

The surge in new cases comes as West Virginia recorded more new COVID-19 cases in July than in March, April, May and June combined.

On June 30, there were 540 active cases in West Virginia. Now there are triple that number — an all-time high 1,711. Hospitalizations are also at record levels. Thirteen deaths were reported in the last week.

In Upshur County, the number of cases more than doubled in July, going from 19 to 39.

One additional death has also been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 98-year old male from Raleigh County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m., on July 31, 2020, there have been 283,848 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,642 total cases and 116 deaths,” according to a press release.

New cases were reported Friday in Berkeley Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Summers, Taylor, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

The new Upshur County case was not included in the DHHR update, which can lag health department notifications.

About 1,711 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 4,815 people have recovered and 116 have died. The daily percent positive was 2.82%.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (623/22), Boone (76/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (59/1), Cabell (306/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (126/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (67/1), Greenbrier (85/0), Hampshire (73/0), Hancock (93/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (182/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (283/5), Kanawha (785/13), Lewis (25/1), Lincoln (61/0), Logan (133/0), Marion (166/4), Marshall (122/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (25/1), Mercer (138/0), Mineral (107/2), Mingo (119/2), Monongalia (880/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (30/1), Ohio (248/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (99/23), Putnam (158/1), Raleigh (166/6), Randolph (204/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (51/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (180/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (222/11), Wyoming (20/0).

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