COVID-19 deaths reported in Mercer County, Grant County, Logan County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The deaths of six more West Virginians were included in updated coronavirus information the state Department of Health and Human Resources released on Wednesday morning.

The six additional confirmed deaths were a man from Mercer County, 85, two women from Mercer County, ages 81 and 79, a woman from Grant County, 82, and two men from Logan County, ages 80 and 42.

“Today is a difficult day in our fight against COVID-19,” said Bill Crouch, DHHR secretary.

“Our hearts go out to all who are grieving during this time.”

In all, 153 deaths in West Virginia were attributed to COVID-19.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dating back to March was at 8,008 as of Wednesday out of 335,075 total lab tests. Active cases added up to 1,895, according to DHHR.

For hospitalizations, the number was 135, a pandemic high, with 48 of those people in intensive care.

West Virginia’s cumulative infection rate was 2.85 percent.

The daily infection rate was 2.39 percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (685/28), Boone (109/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (69/1), Cabell (418/10), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (18/0), Doddridge (6/0), Fayette (154/1), Gilmer (17/0), Grant (128/1), Greenbrier (92/0), Hampshire (80/0), Hancock (107/4), Hardy (60/1), Harrison (232/3), Jackson (166/0), Jefferson (292/7), Kanawha (962/14), Lewis (27/1), Lincoln (95/0), Logan (264/0), Marion (189/4), Marshall (126/4), Mason (66/0), McDowell (59/1), Mercer (208/1), Mineral (125/2), Mingo (181/2), Monongalia (936/17), Monroe (19/1), Morgan (29/1), Nicholas (39/1), Ohio (269/3), Pendleton (41/1), Pleasants (13/1), Pocahontas (41/1), Preston (104/21), Putnam (202/1), Raleigh (259/8), Randolph (206/5), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (16/0), Summers (15/0), Taylor (58/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (15/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (212/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (43/1), Wirt (7/0), Wood (252/12), Wyoming (37/0).





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