COVID-19 deaths jump to 82 in West Virginia following report from Jefferson County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three Jefferson County residents have died of COVID-19, bringing the virus-related deaths in West Virginia to 82.

The new numbers were released Friday morning by the state Department of Health and Human Resources. The state hasn’t reported multiple deaths in a single day for several days.

The DHHR said the victims included an 82-year-old woman, 88-year-old man and a 52-year-old man. There have now been four COVID-19 deaths in Jefferson County.

“We mourn with these families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones,” state DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch said.

Deaths have increased over the past 24 hours but actual percentage of confirmed cases has continued to decrease.

The DHHR said there have now been 108,002 total tests completed with 2,113 confirmed cases for an overall positive test rate of 1.96 percent. The daily confirmed test rate was .80 percent as of Friday morning.

The state said coronavirus hospitalizations in West Virginia have dropped to 24 patients with 10 of them being treated in ICU. Three patients are on ventilators.

Confirmed cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (8/0), Berkeley (325/14), Boone (11/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/1), Cabell (67/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (6/0), Fayette (54/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (11/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (31/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (40/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (138/0), Jefferson (199/5), Kanawha (230/3), Lewis (9/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (20/0), Marion (50/1), Marshall (30/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (14/0), 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), Wyoming (3/0).

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