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West Virginia reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 540 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Upshur (2 new cases), Barbour (7), Lewis (3), Randolph (8) and Webster (1) counties all reported new cases Friday.

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 73-year old female from Cabell County, a 66-year old female from Kanawha County, an 85-year old male from Wood County, a 72-year old male from Fayette County, an 82-year old male from Putnam County, and a 77-year old male from Jefferson County.

Friday’s percent positive was 4.48%, pushing the cumulative percent positive to 3.01%. That’s over the threshold Gov. Jim Justice previously set for implementing mandatory shutdowns and stay-at-home orders.

In Upshur County:

  • One probable case was removed and one confirmed case was added to Oct. 30.
  • One confirmed case was removed from Nov. 2.
  • One confirmed case was added to Nov. 3.
  • One probable case was removed from Nov. 4.
  • Two probable cases and one confirmed case were added to Nov. 5.

A total of 48 cases are active locally, according to the DHHR.

On the daily alert map, Upshur County is yellow by percent positivity and orange by infection rate. The official school map will be released at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Free testing events are scheduled throughout Upshur County all week.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., November 6, 2020, there have been 824,644 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 27,087 total cases and 487 deaths,” according to a press release.

New cases were reported Friday in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wood and Wyoming counties.

About 6,135 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 20,465 people have recovered and 487 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.48%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (202), Berkeley (1837), Boone (443), Braxton (84), Brooke (273), Cabell (1710), Calhoun (37), Clay (72), Doddridge (77), Fayette (833), Gilmer (87), Grant (203), Greenbrier (236), Hampshire (171), Hancock (261), Hardy (114), Harrison (718), Jackson (451), Jefferson (690), Kanawha (4029), Lewis (135), Lincoln (291), Logan (832), Marion (450), Marshall (536), Mason (192), McDowell (159), Mercer (871), Mineral (302), Mingo (720), Monongalia (2447), Monroe (275), Morgan (171), Nicholas (204), Ohio (735), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (76), Preston (252), Putnam (1092), Raleigh (927), Randolph (460), Ritchie (69), Roane (117), Summers (166), Taylor (182), Tucker (70), Tyler (71), Upshur (295), Wayne (662), Webster (39), Wetzel (264), Wirt (59), Wood (911), Wyoming (405).

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