COVID-19 hospitalizations down; WVU Sports reports better numbers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Saturday proved to be another busy testing day in the Mountain State with free and open testing events held in Brooke and Logan counties while WVU reported improving COVID-19 efforts among its sports teams.

A one-day event next to the Logan 911 Center just off Route 10 in Logan resulted in 367 completed tests. A two-day total in Brooke County ended with 540 individuals tested.

The state has now recorded 256,780 tests since the pandemic began with 5,821 positive, an overall positive test rate of 2,27 percent. The state’s daily test rate is 2.81 percent. There were 126 positive cases added to the totals from Friday evening to Saturday evening. The state Department of Health and Human Resources now lists active cases at 1,603, 4,115 people have recovered from the virus.

The DHHR said deaths remained at 103 Saturday. There are currently 80 people hospitalized with COVID-19, which is down from Thursday’s high of 88. Thirty-five people remain in intensive care.

The West Virginia University Athletic Department reported positive testing news Saturday. It now lists only three overall active cases of COVID-19. A week ago there were 19 in football alone.

The WVU numbers:

Active cases in football = 1
Active cases in men’s basketball = 2
Active cases in women’s basketball = 0 Active cases in Olympic Sports = 0
Active cases among athletics staff members = 0
Total recoveries = 42

Overall confirmed cases in the state as of Saturday evening:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (589/19), Boone (70/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (47/1), Cabell (259/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (1/0), Fayette (114/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (38/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (56/0), Hancock (79/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (156/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (275/5), Kanawha (655/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (46/2), Logan (76/0), Marion (153/4), Marshall (96/1), Mason (40/0), McDowell (14/1), Mercer (84/0), Mineral (93/2), Mingo (85/2), Monongalia (800/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (228/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (135/1), Raleigh (126/4), Randolph (201/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (4/0), Taylor (38/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (173/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (211/10), Wyoming (15/0).

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