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West Virginia reports the second deadliest day of the pandemic on Tuesday, including a death in Randolph County

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 932 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

That marks the first time the number of new daily cases dropped below 1,000 in the last week. The state is now averaging nearly 1,200 new cases every day, triple the numbers being reported at the end of October.

Twenty-nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR, making Tuesday the second deadliest day since the pandemic began.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (6), Barbour (16), Lewis (7), Randolph (10) and Webster (1) counties.

A total of 89 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Tuesday’s update:

  • Removed two probable cases and added two confirmed cases to Dec. 2
  • Removed one probable and one confirmed case from Dec. 3
  • Removed one probable case from Dec. 4
  • Removed one confirmed case from Dec. 5
  • Added one probable and removed two confirmed cases from Dec. 6
  • Added eight probable and three confirmed cases to Dec. 7

The additional deaths announced Tuesday included:

  • 85-year old female from Hancock County
  • 77-year old male from Mason County
  • 59-year old female from Marshall County
  • 62-year old male from Lincoln County
  • 90-year old female from Boone County
  • 95-year old female from Hancock County
  • 76-year old female from Cabell County
  • 54-year old female from Cabell County
  • 81-year old female from Kanawha County
  • 65-year old male from Randolph County
  • 92-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 72-year old male from Berkeley County
  • 97-year old female from Greenbrier County
  • 90-year old female from Greenbrier County
  • 97-year old female from Greenbrier County
  • 67-year old male from Mingo County
  • 96-year old male from Marshall County
  • 74-year old female from Jefferson County
  • 81-year old female from Putnam County
  • 70-year old female from Fayette County
  • 93-year old female from Kanawha County
  • 53-year old female from Grant County
  • 80-year old female from Putnam County
  • 78-year old female from Hancock County
  • 75-year old male from Raleigh County
  • 86-year old male from Kanawha County
  • 89-year old male from Wood County
  • 62-year old female from Harrison County
  • 65-year old male from Cabell County

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of December 8, 2020, there have been 1,236,850 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 57,060 total cases and 870 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 19,677 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 36,513 people have recovered and 870 have died. The daily percent positive was 6.14%.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (536), Berkeley (4,009), Boone (736), Braxton (153), Brooke (845), Cabell (3,470), Calhoun (92), Clay (161), Doddridge (147), Fayette (1,272), Gilmer (225), Grant (507), Greenbrier (707), Hampshire (476), Hancock (1,035), Hardy (420), Harrison (1,747), Jackson (798), Jefferson (1,638), Kanawha (6,478), Lewis (290), Lincoln (490), Logan (1,160), Marion (1,104), Marshall (1,538), Mason (685), McDowell (693), Mercer (1,581), Mineral (1,645), Mingo (1,062), Monongalia (3,738), Monroe (432), Morgan (373), Nicholas (442), Ohio (1,850), Pendleton (139), Pleasants (136), Pocahontas (277), Preston (871), Putnam (2,310), Raleigh (1,832), Randolph (808), Ritchie (215), Roane (223), Summers (302), Taylor (443), Tucker (204), Tyler (188), Upshur (579), Wayne (1,220), Webster (89), Wetzel (481), Wirt (141), Wood (3,191), Wyoming (876).

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