West Virginia reports deadliest day yet with 11 COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Saturday that 191 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Eleven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 67-year old male from Cabell County, a 62-year old female from Raleigh County, a 79-year old female from Raleigh County, an 81-year old male from Putnam County, a 93-year old female from Putnam County, a 71-year old female from Kanawha County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Mercer County, a 79-year old male from Mercer County, and a 48-year old male from Hardy County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., September 19, 2020, there have been 509,154 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,874 total cases and 308 deaths,” according to a press release.

The DHHR is still not reporting three additional cases in Upshur County. The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department first reported 61 total cases as of Monday, and 63 on Wednesday. The DHHR report still lists just 60 cases.

New cases were reported Saturday in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

About 3,411 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 10,155 people have recovered and 308 have died. The daily percent positive was 3.13%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (44), Berkeley (938), Boone (192), Braxton (10), Brooke (106), Cabell (712), Calhoun (23), Clay (34), Doddridge (18), Fayette (534), Gilmer (21), Grant (150), Greenbrier (120), Hampshire (100), Hancock (141), Hardy (80), Harrison (336), Jackson (238), Jefferson (418), Kanawha (2258), Lewis (38), Lincoln (152), Logan (565), Marion (253), Marshall (154), Mason (134), McDowell (80), Mercer (398), Mineral (163), Mingo (353), Monongalia (1867), Monroe (146), Morgan (50), Nicholas (82), Ohio (349), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (149), Putnam (484), Raleigh (471), Randolph (234), Ritchie (10), Roane (47), Summers (40), Taylor (117), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (339), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (10), Wood (347), Wyoming (96).

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