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West Virginia reports 495 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 495 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (2), Barbour (4), Lewis (3), Randolph (2) and Webster (2) counties.

A total of 37 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 95-year old female from Jackson County, a 91-year old female from Ohio County, a 77-year old male from Raleigh County, a 67-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 41-year old male from Raleigh County, an 84-year old female from Berkeley County, and a 97-year old female from Ohio County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 1, 2021, there have been 2,458,806 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 142,233 total cases and 2,683 total deaths,” according to a press release.

About 6,499 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 133,051 people have recovered and 2,683 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.17%.

A total of 323,067 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 (1,317), Berkeley (10,748), Boone (1,749), Braxton (838), Brooke (2,067), Cabell (8,413), Calhoun (243), Clay (394), Doddridge (516), Fayette (3,023), Gilmer (731), Grant (1,175), Greenbrier (2,509), Hampshire (1,624), Hancock (2,633), Hardy (1,395), Harrison (5,164), Jackson (1,790), Jefferson (4,077), Kanawha (13,162), Lewis (1,106), Lincoln (1,361), Logan (2,947), Marion (3,941), Marshall (3,176), Mason (1,878), McDowell (1,417), Mercer (4,402), Mineral (2,658), Mingo (2,315), Monongalia (8,683), Monroe (1,023), Morgan (1,019), Nicholas (1,389), Ohio (3,859), Pendleton (668), Pleasants (819), Pocahontas (618), Preston (2,724), Putnam (4,563), Raleigh (5,571), Randolph (2,467), Ritchie (642), Roane (529), Summers (729), Taylor (1,155), Tucker (518), Tyler (657), Upshur (1,784), Wayne (2,759), Webster (449), Wetzel (1,179), Wirt (370), Wood (7,458), Wyoming (1,832).

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