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DHHR confirms 10 additional COVID-19 deaths; Kanawha turns red on map

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths in West Virginia on Wednesday.

The DHHR reported the deaths of an 80-year old female from Wood County, a 79-year old female from Boone County, a 96-year old female from Kanawha County, a 70-year old female from Kanawha County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, a 94-year old male from Kanawha County, a 73-year old female from Mason County, an 89-year old female from Mingo County, an 88-year old female from Mason County, and an 84-year old female from Logan County.

The state death total is now 290.

“Today’s reporting of ten West Virginians is a painful reminder of the continuing threat of COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our sympathy to the families impacted by these deaths.”

The DHHR added 220 cases on Wednesday, to bring the statewide total to 13,196.

Several counties changed colors on the COVID-19 alert map, including Kanawha County moving to the red with 25.02 cases per 100,000 people on the rolling 7-day average.

Fayette, Boone, Putnam, and Mingo counties remain in the orange despite Gov. Jim Justice adding the color gold between yellow and orange on Tuesday.

Cases per county: Barbour (39), Berkeley (911), Boone (185), Braxton (10), Brooke (105), Cabell (677), Calhoun (22), Clay (32), Doddridge (17), Fayette (492), Gilmer (19), Grant (150), Greenbrier (116), Hampshire (97), Hancock (139), Hardy (75), Harrison (324), Jackson (235), Jefferson (410), Kanawha (2,083), Lewis (38), Lincoln (145), Logan (555), Marion (246), Marshall (145), Mason (129), McDowell (79), Mercer (384), Mineral (154), Mingo (324), Monongalia (1,768), Monroe (144), Morgan (45), Nicholas (75), Ohio (340), Pendleton (48), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (58), Preston (143), Putnam (441), Raleigh (449), Randolph (231), Ritchie (10), Roane (42), Summers (31), Taylor (115), Tucker (16), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (325), Webster (7), Wetzel (47), Wirt (9), Wood (342), Wyoming (83).





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