DHHR: Sharpe Hospital worker victim of COVID-19

WESTON, W.Va. — The 72nd COVID-19 death in West Virginia is that of a state worker, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

The 54-year-old man was a health service worker at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Lewis County, the DHHR said Friday afternoon.

The agency also said he had several underlying health issues.

Gov. Jim Justice mentioned the death and several others during his coronavirus media briefing Friday at the state capitol.

“I’d ask you especially at this time, Memorial Day Weekend, to have them, as Cathy and I will in our thoughts and prayers, thinking about their loved ones and thinking about how their families are grieving in a big time way right now,” Justice said. “We hate it and they will not be forgotten.”





More News

News
State Museum, Clay Center reopen after 4-month Covid-forced closings
Popular attractions following CDC guidelines.
July 7, 2020 - 2:11 pm
News
State Fire Marshal's Office seeking information on June church fires in Mercer County
Two fires occured at the same church.
July 7, 2020 - 1:26 pm
News
Health officials looking for days of improving numbers in response to mask mandate
Daily positive test rate remains above 4 percent.
July 7, 2020 - 1:01 pm
News
Marshall board votes to remove name of Confederate general from building
Jenkins Hall was named after Albert Gallatin Jenkins.
July 7, 2020 - 1:00 pm