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COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new pandemic record in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of people being treated for COVID-19 at hospitals in West Virginia remained up above 200 in the Monday morning report from the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Hospitalizations totaled 215, according to DHHR, the largest number in the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of those patients in intensive care was said to be 75.

The death of a woman from Marshall County, age 87, was the latest virus death to be confirmed in West Virginia bringing the death toll to 424.

“Our heart goes out to this West Virginian and her family,” said Bill Crouch, DHHR secretary, in a statement.

“Please continue taking every precaution to slow the spread of this horrible disease.”

Statewide, active known cases of COVID-19 added up to 5,031 with 317 new cases confirmed between Sunday morning and Monday morning.

On Monday morning, the state’s cumulative infection rate was 2.85 percent.

The daily infection rate was 1.28 percent.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (175), Berkeley (1,534), Boone (339), Braxton (62), Brooke (214), Cabell (1,354), Calhoun (34), Clay (60), Doddridge (70), Fayette (762), Gilmer (64), Grant (188), Greenbrier (181), Hampshire (125), Hancock (214), Hardy (105), Harrison (644), Jackson (378), Jefferson (567), Kanawha (3,564), Lewis (79), Lincoln (236), Logan (748), Marion (371), Marshall (290), Mason (174), McDowell (117), Mercer (704), Mineral (212), Mingo (564), Monongalia (2,290), Monroe (241), Morgan (141), Nicholas (185), Ohio (514), Pendleton (74), Pleasants (25), Pocahontas (68), Preston (199), Putnam (842), Raleigh (761), Randolph (410), Ritchie (36), Roane (100), Summers (103), Taylor (166), Tucker (63), Tyler (32), Upshur (243), Wayne (562), Webster (29), Wetzel (171), Wirt (45), Wood (543), Wyoming (251).





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