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West Virginia reports 319 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 11 deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that 319 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Barbour (3), Randolph (1) and Webster (3) counties.

A total of 31 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Eleven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 87-year old female from Wyoming County, a 74-year old male from Logan County, a 65-year old female from Brooke County, a 65-year old female from Kanawha County, an 89-year old female from Ohio County, an 80-year old male from Kanawha County, an 84-year old male from Mercer County, a 75-year old male from Raleigh County, an 84-year old female from Marion County, a 54-year old female from Raleigh County, and a 74-year old male from Mercer County.

“It’s important to remember that every number on our dashboard represents a person,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR, in a press release. “We remember those we have lost as we continue to fight this pandemic.”

For the first time since mid-January, the number of active cases ticked up Sunday.

About 5,232 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 127,706 people have recovered and 2,530 have died. The daily percent positive was 3.48%.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 14, 2021, there have been 2,298,144 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 135,468 total cases and 2,530 total deaths,” according to a press release.

A total of244,567 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 (1,293), Berkeley (10,030), Boone (1,644), Braxton (792), Brooke (2,040), Cabell (8,076), Calhoun (234), Clay (381), Doddridge (483), Fayette (2,777), Gilmer (721), Grant (1,127), Greenbrier (2,448), Hampshire (1,562), Hancock (2,596), Hardy (1,310), Harrison (4,962), Jackson (1,699), Jefferson (3,713), Kanawha (12,370), Lewis (1,064), Lincoln (1,283), Logan (2,802), Marion (3,782), Marshall (3,099), Mason (1,809), McDowell (1,388), Mercer (4,293), Mineral (2,602), Mingo (2,195), Monongalia (8,296), Monroe (983), Morgan (949), Nicholas (1,258), Ohio (3,708), Pendleton (624), Pleasants (812), Pocahontas (601), Preston (2,626), Putnam (4,346), Raleigh (4,934), Randolph (2,429), Ritchie (632), Roane (510), Summers (707), Taylor (1,100), Tucker (509), Tyler (638), Upshur (1,723), Wayne (2,634), Webster (379), Wetzel (1,107), Wirt (362), Wood (7,254), Wyoming (1,772).

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