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More than 1,300 tested in first day of second round of open events

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state said a total of 1,354 state residents took advantage of free and open coronavirus testing Friday in Kanawha, Monongalia, Cabell and Marion counties.

According to the state Department of Health and Human Resources, there were 385 tests administered in Kanawha County, 376 in Monongalia County, 303 in Marion County and 290 in Cabell County.

Test results are expected back within 48 hours. A second day of testing is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday testing locations include:

— 16th Street Baptist Church, 1647 9th Ave. in Huntington.
— Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center, 1701 5th Ave. in Charleston.
— Windmill Park, 900 Ogden Ave. in Fairmont.
— WVU Coliseum, 3450 Monongahela Blvd. in Morgantown.
— Mountainview Elementary School, 661 Green Bag Road in Morgantown.

The DHHR reported a 72nd COVID-19 death in Friday evening’s report. The 54-year-old man from Lewis County worked at Sharpe Hospital in Weston.

“With great sadness, we report another death as a result of COVID-19,” state DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch said. “Our condolences are extended to the family for their loss.”

The state now has 82,747 confirmed tests and 1,705 confirmed cases. The state’s positive test rate is at 2.06 percent. The agency said the numbers had a one time adjustment Friday as part of its rollout of more information on its coronavirus website.

Cases confirmed by county include: (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (7/0), Berkeley (256/8), Boone (9/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (3/0), Cabell (57/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (2/0), Fayette (42/1), Gilmer (9/0), Grant (6/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (13/0), Hancock (15/2), Hardy (35/0), Harrison (38/1), Jackson (135/0), Jefferson (140/3), Kanawha (212/2), Lewis (5/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (16/0), Marion (48/0), Marshall (27/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (36/2), Mingo (3/1), Monongalia (119/1), Monroe (6/1), Morgan (17/0), Nicholas (10/0), Ohio (38/0), Pendleton (6/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (24/0), Preston (15/4), Putnam (31/0), Raleigh (14/1), Randolph (28/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (8/0), Summers (1/1), Taylor (8/0), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (97/0), Wetzel (8/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (48/3), Wyoming (3/0).

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