Covid numbers improve slightly, but 11 deaths reported

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 191 new cases of Covid 19 in the past 24 hours. The day’s positive rate was 3.13 percent and West Virginia currently has 3,411 active cases.

The agency confirmed 11 new deaths blamed on the virus. They included: a 67-year old male from Cabell County, a 62-year old female from Raleigh County, a 79-year old female from Raleigh County, an 81-year old male from Putnam County, a 93-year old female from Putnam County, a 71-year old female from Kanawha County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Mercer County, a 79-year old male from Mercer County, and a 48-year old male from Hardy County.

The state’s death toll from Covid 19 is now 308.

There are 169 people hospitalized and 58 of those are in intensive care. Thirty-two victims are on a ventilator.

The county alert system map today has only one county in red, that’s Mingo County indicating a case load of greater than 25 cases per 100,000 residents in a rolling seven day average. Kanawha, Putnam, and Fayette Counties fell out of the red status from Friday to orange and they join Boone and Monongalia County in that category.

Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Wyoming, and Pocahontas Counties are gold status today. The rest of the state is either green or yellow.

The official Department of Education map which dictates the status of school, extra curricular activities, and nursing home visitation for next week will be released at 5 p.m. by the West Virginia Department of Education.

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