GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. — Health officials in Greenbrier County have confirmed a second death in the county from COVID-19.
The Greenbrier County Health Department posted the following on the department’s Facebook page late Friday:
“It is with great regret that we announce our second COVID-19 death. We lost an 89-year-old female who was hospitalized due to complications of the virus. We offer our sincere condolences to her family.”
Earlier Friday, local officials were reporting 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greenbrier County and three suspected cases. Thirty of those cases were described as active with five people hospitalized.
Confirmation of the first COVID-19 in Greenbrier County came back on June 27.
That person was an 82-year-old man who health officials said died after “a prolonged hospitalization” because of the virus.
As of Saturday morning, the second death in Greenbrier County was not yet included in data from the state Department of Health and Human Resources.
Since March, DHHR had recorded 93 COVID-19 deaths statewide without the latest Greenbrier County death.