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Upshur County reports two new COVID deaths in Friday report

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 3,414 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 378 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (36), Barbour (47), Lewis (24), Randolph (21) and Webster (17) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of one active case in the last 24 hours. 

Eleven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 90-year old male from Putnam County, an 89-year old male from Upshur County, a 64-year old female from Upshur County, an 85-year old male from Putnam County, a 96-year old female from Cabell County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, a 91-year old female from Cabell County, a 93-year old female from Cabell County, an 82-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 85-year old male from Jackson County, and a 74-year old female from Mingo County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 5, 2022, there are currently 3,414 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 11 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,184 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 361 residents are hospitalized with the virus, with 64 currently in intensive care and 19 on a ventilator. The daily percent positive was 9.71%. 

About 55% of the state has been vaccinated for COVID-19. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (47), Berkeley (180), Boone (53), Braxton (14), Brooke (29), Cabell (152), Calhoun (8), Clay (8), Doddridge (8), Fayette (77), Gilmer (10), Grant (17), Greenbrier (80), Hampshire (39), Hancock (36), Hardy (51), Harrison (130), Jackson (56), Jefferson (79), Kanawha (288), Lewis (24), Lincoln (41), Logan (92), Marion (99), Marshall (78), Mason (73), McDowell (68), Mercer (152), Mineral (40), Mingo (67), Monongalia (134), Monroe (44), Morgan (21), Nicholas (38), Ohio (81), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (8), Pocahontas (16), Preston (28), Putnam (133), Raleigh (213), Randolph (21), Ritchie (15), Roane (41), Summers (31), Taylor (26), Tucker (17), Tyler (14), Upshur (36), Wayne (55), Webster (17), Wetzel (19), Wirt (10), Wood (234), Wyoming (58).

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