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West Virginia reports 74 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, including four from Upshur County

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 8,469 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 66 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (124), Barbour (92), Lewis (94), Randolph (76) and Webster (46) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Seventy-four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR. New deaths include:

  • a 65-year old female from Upshur County,
  • a 62-year old female from Upshur County,
  • an 83-year old male from Upshur County
  • a 34-year old female from Lewis County,
  • a 43-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 90-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 48-year old female from Mineral County,
  • a 49-year old female from Logan County,
  • a 45-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 65-year old female from Brooke County,
  • a 52-year old female from Marshall County,
  • a 70-year old female from Monongalia County,
  • a 52-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 65-year old male from Putnam County,
  • a 76-year old male from Grant County,
  • a 41-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 28-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 79-year old female from Fayette County,
  • a 56-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • a 69-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 62-year old female from Monongalia County,
  • a 92-year old male from Tucker County,
  • a 65-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 72-year old female from Fayette County,
  • a 52-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 103-year old female from Fayette County,
  • an 83-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 61-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • a 92-year old female from Nicholas County,
  • a 92-year old female from Hancock County,
  • an 80-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 50-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 54-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 21-year old male from Jackson County,
  • an 86-year old female from Tucker County,
  • a 70-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 74-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 80-year old female from Marshall County,
  • a 62-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • a 56-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 69-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 72-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 56-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 44-year old female from Mason County,
  • an 85-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 68-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • an 84-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 71-year old male from Braxton County,
  • a 52-year old male from Greenbrier County,
  • a 54-year old female from Hancock County,
  • a 51-year old female from Marshall County,
  • a 72-year old male from Wayne County.

New deaths discovered due to data reconciliation with the official death certificate include:

  • a 67-year old male from Upshur County,
  • a 49-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 62-year old male from Barbour County,
  • a 79-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 97-year old female from Wayne County,
  • an 80-year old male from Ohio County,
  • a 73-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 82-year old male from Marshall County,
  • a 49-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 43-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 39-year old male from Hardy County,
  • an 80-year old male from Clay County,
  • a 33-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 66-year old female from Braxton County,
  • a 97-year old female from McDowell County,
  • a 91-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • a 94-year old female from Monongalia County,
  • a 56-year old female from McDowell County,
  • a 63-year old male from Mingo County,
  • an 89-year old male from Brooke County,
  • a 93-year old male from Nicholas County,
  • a 66-year old male from Boone County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 20, 2021, there are currently 8,469 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 74 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,219 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 721 residents are hospitalized with the virus (77% unvaccinated, 23% vaccinated), with 207 currently in intensive care (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated) and 125 on a ventilator (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 6.5%.

A total of 906,286 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.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (92), Berkeley (602), Boone (123), Braxton (58), Brooke (53), Cabell (372), Calhoun (43), Clay (40), Doddridge (30), Fayette (204), Gilmer (23), Grant (73), Greenbrier (131), Hampshire (94), Hancock (141), Hardy (75), Harrison (493), Jackson (148), Jefferson (181), Kanawha (790), Lewis (94), Lincoln (98), Logan (121), Marion (394), Marshall (117), Mason (91), McDowell (78), Mercer (245), Mineral (160), Mingo (146), Monongalia (488), Monroe (40), Morgan (65), Nicholas (206), Ohio (146), Pendleton (15), Pleasants (27), Pocahontas (27), Preston (196), Putnam (284), Raleigh (386), Randolph (76), Ritchie (52), Roane (75), Summers (29), Taylor (75), Tucker (29), Tyler (22), Upshur (124), Wayne (142), Webster (46), Wetzel (68), Wirt (44), Wood (372), Wyoming (125).

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