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Upshur reports four new COVID-19 cases Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 153 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

The outbreak continues to spread in north-central West Virginia. Upshur County reported four new cases Monday, while Harrison County reported 24, Barbour County had nine, Randolph County added two and Lewis County had one new case.

All those counties, with the exception of Lewis County, is designated orange on Monday’s daily alert map. Lewis County remains green.

A total of 94 cases are active in Upshur County, according to DHHR data.

As a state, West Virginia reported it’s highest total of new cases ever in the past week, with 1,539 new cases added over the past seven days.

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, an 84-year old female from Boone County, and a 90-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m., October 12, 2020, there have been 638,821 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 18,281 total cases and 385 deaths,” according to a press release.

Several free testing events are available locally:

  • Upshur County, Monday, October 12, noon – 6 p.m., Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Randolph County, Monday, October 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 22 Buffalo Street, Elkins, WV
  • Harrison County, Monday, October 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Virginia National Guard Armory, 5 Armory Road, Clarksburg, WV
  • Barbour County, Tuesday, October 13, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Barbour County Fairgrounds, 113 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV

New cases were reported Monday in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Doddridge, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Upshur, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

About 4,578 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 13,318 people have recovered and 385 have died. The daily percent positive was 2.62%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (148), Berkeley (1246), Boone (270), Braxton (21), Brooke (137), Cabell (1020), Calhoun (30), Clay (49), Doddridge (53), Fayette (691), Gilmer (51), Grant (174), Greenbrier (140), Hampshire (117), Hancock (173), Hardy (98), Harrison (552), Jackson (317), Jefferson (479), Kanawha (3113), Lewis (49), Lincoln (198), Logan (687), Marion (324), Marshall (206), Mason (156), McDowell (99), Mercer (470), Mineral (187), Mingo (447), Monongalia (2166), Monroe (169), Morgan (74), Nicholas (142), Ohio (415), Pendleton (57), Pleasants (21), Pocahontas (61), Preston (171), Putnam (710), Raleigh (612), Randolph (323), Ritchie (19), Roane (74), Summers (64), Taylor (153), Tucker (47), Tyler (22), Upshur (183), Wayne (443), Webster (13), Wetzel (69), Wirt (20), Wood (413), Wyoming (138).

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