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West Virginia reports 20 COVID-19 deaths, thousands of new cases Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 16,372 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 2,606 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (308), Barbour (271), Lewis (139), Randolph (286) and Webster (45) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 41 active cases since Friday.

Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR.

“Since last Friday, DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 83-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Fayette County, a 68-year old female from Cabell County, 35-year old female from Monongalia County, a 60-year old male from Monongalia County, a 78-year old female from Braxton County, a 44-year old male from Randolph County, an 88-year old female from Fayette County, a 91-year old female from Wood County, an 80-year old male from Ohio County, a 69-year old male from Cabell County, a 57-year old female from Logan County, and a 94-year old female from Raleigh County,” according to a press release.

“Additional deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are an 86-year old female from Wood County, a 59-year old male from Berkeley County, a 61-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Marshall County, a 76-year old male from Hancock County, a 66-year old female from Cabell County, and a 75-year old male from Pleasants County.”

The daily percent positive was 11.77%.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 30, 2021, there have been 3,385,377 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 188,660 total cases and 3,074 deaths,” according to a press release.

A total of 911,123 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

TOTAL CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,947), Berkeley (14,431), Boone (2,433), Braxton (1,233), Brooke (2,416), Cabell (10,418), Calhoun (476), Clay (693), Doddridge (710), Fayette (4,165), Gilmer (1,004), Grant (1,443), Greenbrier (3,381), Hampshire (2,150), Hancock (3,059), Hardy (1,759), Harrison (7,094), Jackson (2,546), Jefferson (5,280), Kanawha (17,784), Lewis (1,727), Lincoln (1,854), Logan (3,739), Marion (5,322), Marshall (4,068), Mason (2,463), McDowell (1,929), Mercer (6,041), Mineral (3,262), Mingo (3,170), Monongalia (10,206), Monroe (1,508), Morgan (1,444), Nicholas (2,288), Ohio (4,875), Pendleton (817), Pleasants (1,047), Pocahontas (784), Preston (3,242), Putnam (6,105), Raleigh (8,141), Randolph (3,547), Ritchie (871), Roane (840), Summers (980), Taylor (1,536), Tucker (667), Tyler (946), Upshur (2,596), Wayne (3,731), Webster (711), Wetzel (1,746), Wirt (514), Wood (9,043), Wyoming (2,478).

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