Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties all report new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 40 more West Virginians have died from COVID-19, including residents of Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties.

The DHHR identified the local deaths as a 72-year old female from Upshur County, a 77-year old female and 79-year old male from Lewis County, and a a 78-year old male and 85-year old female from Randolph County.

More than 1,600 West Virginia residents have now died from the virus.

Overall, 921 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State, the DHHR said Tuesday.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (8), Barbour (5), Lewis (9), Randolph (24) and Webster (3) counties.

A total of 247 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR, a big drop from the 345 cases that were active in the county as of Monday.

The 40 new deaths included:

  • an 85-year old female from Putnam County,
  • a 77-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 55-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 77-year old female from Lewis County,
  • an 85-year old male from Wyoming County,
  • a 72-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 78-year old female from Mason County,
  • a 75-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 57-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 72-year old female from Upshur County,
  • an 83-year old female from Gilmer County,
  • an 84-year old female from Boone County,
  • a 96-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 67-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 78-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 64-year old male from Gilmer County,
  • a 58-year old male from Tyler County,
  • an 84-year old female from Wayne County,
  • a 72-year old female from Brooke County,
  • a 95-year old male from Mason County,
  • a 67-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 75-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 96-year old female from Jackson County,
  • an 82-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 57-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 65-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 76-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 79-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 92-year old male from Wood County,
  • an 82-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 59-year old female from Marion County,
  • an 87-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 66-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 90-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 92-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 59-year old female from Grant County,
  • a 79-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • an 85-year old female from Randolph County,
  • a 79-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • a 64-year old female from Monongalia County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of January 12, 2021, there have been 1,664,418 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 103,203 total cases and 1,634 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 28,557 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 73,012 people have recovered and 1,634 have died. The daily percent positive was 8.68%.

A total of 13,764 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 (1,088), Berkeley (7,597), Boone (1,228), Braxton (633), Brooke (1,654), Cabell (6,101), Calhoun (177), Clay (288), Doddridge (320), Fayette (2,063), Gilmer (506), Grant (882), Greenbrier (1,914), Hampshire (1,175), Hancock (2,200), Hardy (1,011), Harrison (3,742), Jackson (1,411), Jefferson (2,828), Kanawha (9,853), Lewis (663), Lincoln (954), Logan (1,992), Marion (2,580), Marshall (2,433), Mason (1,232), McDowell (1,095), Mercer (3,534), Mineral (2,264), Mingo (1,666), Monongalia (6,157), Monroe (757), Morgan (784), Nicholas (856), Ohio (2,906), Pendleton (410), Pleasants (692), Pocahontas (425), Preston (2,043), Putnam (3,348), Raleigh (3,356), Randolph (1,589), Ritchie (465), Roane (365), Summers (585), Taylor (853), Tucker (403), Tyler (447), Upshur (1,188), Wayne (1,993), Webster (198), Wetzel (833), Wirt (270), Wood (5,857), Wyoming (1,339).

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