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West Virginia reports 376 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 376 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (4), Barbour (4), Randolph (2) and Webster (2) counties. A total of 26 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Thirty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR. Ten of those are from the last 24 hours:

  • a 67-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 61-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 75-year old male from Hampshire County,
  • a 75-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 54-year old female from Lewis County,
  • a 78-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 72-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 59-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 69-year old male from Wood County,
  • an 86-year old male from Lincoln County. 

In addition, the state discovered 20 additional unreported deaths.

“As previously noted, DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, through its Health Statistics Center, conducted a data match to examine COVID-19 associated deaths reported through death certificates, which revealed COVID-19 related deaths were not reported to DHHR,” according to a press release.

Those deaths include:

  • a 96-year old female from Brooke County,
  • an 86-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 94-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 73-year old female from Tucker County,
  • a 75-year old female from Mineral County,
  • a 79-year old male from Marshall County,
  • an 82-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 58-year old male from Wirt County,
  • a 70-year old male from Wetzel County,
  • an 89-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 92-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 93-year old female from Hancock County,
  • a 93-year old female from Ohio County,
  • a 74-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • an 84-year old male from Putnam County,
  • a 72-year old male from Tyler County,
  • a 64-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 75-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 76-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 77-year old male from Nicholas County.

That pushes the overall state death toll to 2,600.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 19, 2021, there have been 2,341,373 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 137,092 total cases and 2,600 total deaths,” according to the release.

About 5,349 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 129,143 people have recovered and 2,600 have died. The daily percent positive was 3.26%.

A total of 259,367 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 (1,300), Berkeley (10,176), Boone (1,672), Braxton (802), Brooke (2,044), Cabell (8,143), Calhoun (238), Clay (385), Doddridge (502), Fayette (2,849), Gilmer (725), Grant (1,146), Greenbrier (2,457), Hampshire (1,577), Hancock (2,603), Hardy (1,337), Harrison (5,005), Jackson (1,710), Jefferson (3,801), Kanawha (12,529), Lewis (1,069), Lincoln (1,309), Logan (2,878), Marion (3,827), Marshall (3,128), Mason (1,825), McDowell (1,396), Mercer (4,316), Mineral (2,613), Mingo (2,227), Monongalia (8,398), Monroe (997), Morgan (955), Nicholas (1,299), Ohio (3,739), Pendleton (631), Pleasants (815), Pocahontas (603), Preston (2,652), Putnam (4,390), Raleigh (5,100), Randolph (2,432), Ritchie (635), Roane (509), Summers (710), Taylor (1,119), Tucker (512), Tyler (645), Upshur (1,736), Wayne (2,655), Webster (407), Wetzel (1,131), Wirt (365), Wood (7,285), Wyoming (1,783).

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