Nearly two dozen deaths added to West Virginia’s coronavirus death toll

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 20 additional deaths of West Virginians attributed to COVID-19 were confirmed through the state Department of Health and Human Resources to start the day Tuesday, the first day of December.

The 23 deaths included the following people:

– 99-year old man from Marshall County,
– a 72-year old man from Fayette County,
– a 91-year old man from Harrison County,
– an 81-year old man from Wood County,
– an 88-year old man from Raleigh County,
– an 82-year old woman from Kanawha County,
– a 65-year old man from Cabell County,
– a 59-year old woman from Mercer County,
– a 90-year old woman from Pocahontas County,
– a 69-year old man from Mercer County,
– a 77-year old man from Harrison County,
– a 55-year old woman from Harrison County,
– a 60-year old man from Boone County,
– a 76-year old woman from Lincoln County,
– a 68-year old man from Berkeley County,
– a 66-year old woman from Wyoming County,
– a 79-year old woman from Berkeley County,
– an 80-year old man from Hancock County,
– a 92-year old woman from Ritchie County,
– a 74-year old man from Mineral County,
– an 83-year old woman from Mineral County,
– a 77-year old man from Mineral County,
– and a 73-year old woman from Lincoln County.

In DHHR reporting, the daily virus infection was down from Monday’s 7.07 percent to 6.07 percent, though health officials have cautioned the numbers were being affected by less frequest testing during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

West Virginia’s cumulative infection rate was 3.67 percent as of Tuesday.

Active case numbers were at 16,921 with 976 new additions since Monday morning.

Hospitalizations totaled 595 with 166 of those patients in intensive care and 81 on ventilators.

Seven counties were listed as red counties for what was defined as “substantial” coronavirus transmission: Mineral, Grant, Ohio, Marshall, Wirt, Mason and Wyoming.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (441), Berkeley (3,374), Boone (663), Braxton (119), Brooke (682), Cabell (2,956), Calhoun (81), Clay (120), Doddridge (125), Fayette (1,177), Gilmer (209), Grant (405), Greenbrier (534), Hampshire (353), Hancock (753), Hardy (295), Harrison (1,463), Jackson (706), Jefferson (1,413), Kanawha (5,785), Lewis (242), Lincoln (433), Logan (1,069), Marion (927), Marshall (1,276), Mason (513), McDowell (629), Mercer (1,374), Mineral (1,356), Mingo (990), Monongalia (3,373), Monroe (379), Morgan (297), Nicholas (371), Ohio (1,613), Pendleton (109), Pleasants (101), Pocahontas (215), Preston (664), Putnam (2,009), Raleigh (1,644), Randolph (718), Ritchie (182), Roane (188), Summers (2748), Taylor (360), Tucker (141), Tyler (141), Upshur (523), Wayne (1,052), Webster (69), Wetzel (415), Wirt (117), Wood (2,639), Wyoming (756).

Free COVID-19 testing was continuing statewide.

The full schedule was posted HERE.

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