West Virginia reaches 79 coronavirus deaths; state surpasses 2,100 cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seventy-nine deaths related to the coronavirus have been confirmed in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced the death of a 62-year-old Roane County man on Thursday.

The state also surpassed 2,100 positive coronavirus cases.

The department also released updated numbers regarding the number of confirmed cases and probable cases: Barbour (8/0), Berkeley (322/14), Boone (11/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/1), Cabell (67/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (6/0), Fayette (52/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (11/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (31/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (39/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (138/0), Jefferson (199/5), Kanawha (228/3), Lewis (9/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (19/0), Marion (50/1), Marshall (30/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (46/2), Mingo (6/2), Monongalia (124/11), Monroe (7/1), Morgan (18/1), Nicholas (9/0), Ohio (48/0), Pendleton (11/2), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (20/1), Preston (19/5), Putnam (37/1), Raleigh (16/1), Randolph (132/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (9/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (8/1), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (103/0), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (50/3) and Wyoming (2/0).

Free coronavirus testing will be offered Friday and Saturday in Harrison, McDowell and Ohio counties. People must present identification to be tested, and those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The testing sites include Monticello Playground in Clarksburg, Laughlin Chapel in Wheeling, the Tug River Health Clinic in Gary on Friday and the Keystone City Hall on Saturday.

Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.





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