COVID death numbers up in West Virginia, positive cases down

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported seven additional COVID-19 deaths in its Tuesday report, increasing the number of deaths in West Virginia since the pandemic began to 124.

According to the DHHR, the virus claimed the lives of a 43-year-old Mingo County man, a 55-year-old Taylor County woman, a 68-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a Preston County man who was 70, a 73-year-old man from Marshall County, a 91-year-old man from Wood County and a 92-year-old man from Grant County.

“Each death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease. We send our deepest sympathy to these families,” DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch said Tuesday.

The DHHR COVID-19 dashboard has hospitalizations at 111 with 40 patients in intensive care.

Total number of cases increased by 78 between Monday and Tuesday representing the lowest number of cases added a day since July 12. There have been 7,051 since the pandemic started. The DHHR said 1,865 cases are active while 5,062 people have recovered.

The daily positive test rate is 2.41 percent with the overall positive test rate after more than 298,000 tests is 2.38 percent. The rate of spread is .98.

Overall confirmed cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (637/24), Boone (88/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (341/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (131/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (80/1), Greenbrier (87/0), Hampshire (74/0), Hancock (100/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (198/1), Jackson (158/0), Jefferson (287/5), Kanawha (835/13), Lewis (26/1), Lincoln (68/1), Logan (157/0), Marion (174/4), Marshall (126/3), Mason (50/0), McDowell (45/1), Mercer (167/0), Mineral (112/2), Mingo (142/2), Monongalia (913/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (32/1), Ohio (259/1), Pendleton (40/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (102/23), Putnam (173/1), Raleigh (191/7), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (52/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (189/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (228/12), Wyoming (23/0).

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