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West Virginia nearing 1,900 coronavirus deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is approaching 1,900 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest numbers from the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Health officials on Sunday reported 23 new deaths, bringing the total for the pandemic to 1,895.

Officials received 555 new cases between the Saturday and Sunday reports. West Virginia has 24,479 active cases and a daily positive test rate of 7.15%.

According to the department, 165,627 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered so far. Nearly 40,000 residents have received a second dose.





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