Upshur County woman, age 76, dies from COVID-19, DHHR announces Wednesday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 1,189 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

The virus also claimed the life of another Upshur County woman, age 76, the DHHR said. She is the 13th county resident to die from the virus, and the sixth in the last week.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (15), Barbour (39), Lewis (14), Randolph (50) and Webster (3) counties.

A total of 204 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Thirty-seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR:

  • an 81-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 75-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 70-year old female from Brooke County,
  • a 77-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 96-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 69-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 72-year old female from Pendleton County,
  • an 87-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 60-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 54-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • an 80-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 74-year old female from Boone County,
  • an 89-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 72-year old female from Logan County,
  • an 88-year old male from Ohio County,
  • a 78-year old female from Mason County,
  • a 58-year old male from Boone County,
  • a 68-year old male from Hancock County,
  • an 81-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a73-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 79-year old female from Mineral County,
  • a 73-year old female from Ritchie County,
  • a 77-year old male from Hancock County,
  • an 82-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 74-year old female from Hardy County,
  • an 86-year old female from Hampshire County,
  • a 77-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 68-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 76-year old female from Upshur County,
  • a 77-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 45-year old female from Wayne County,
  • a 93-year old female from Hancock County,
  • a 73-year old female from Lewis County,
  • an 83-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 67-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 71-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 96-year old male from Summers County.

“The West Virginia DHHR reports as of January 13, 2021, there have been 1,676,606 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 104,392 total cases and 1,671 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 27,982 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 74,739 people have recovered and 1,671 have died. The daily percent positive was 9.09%.

A total of 16,434 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 (1,129), Berkeley (7,688), Boone (1,239), Braxton (643), Brooke (1,680), Cabell (6,184), Calhoun (178), Clay (289), Doddridge (325), Fayette (2,079), Gilmer (510), Grant (896), Greenbrier (1,936), Hampshire (1,188), Hancock (2,228), Hardy (1,015), Harrison (3,789), Jackson (1,425), Jefferson (2,861), Kanawha (9,933), Lewis (677), Lincoln (962), Logan (2,018), Marion (2,612), Marshall (2,454), Mason (1,250), McDowell (1,102), Mercer (3,559), Mineral (2,270), Mingo (1,678), Monongalia (6,217), Monroe (759), Morgan (790), Nicholas (869), Ohio (2,931), Pendleton (413), Pleasants (698), Pocahontas (438), Preston (2,083), Putnam (3,399), Raleigh (3,400), Randolph (1,639), Ritchie (469), Roane (375), Summers (589), Taylor (861), Tucker (405), Tyler (455), Upshur (1,203), Wayne (2,025), Webster (201), Wetzel (848), Wirt (273), Wood (5,902), Wyoming (1,353).

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