(05/15/2020)
West Virginia has now recorded 62 deaths related to COVID-19.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources included in its Thursday evening report information concerning the deaths of a 76-year-old Kanawha County woman and 70-year-old Wayne County man. The DHHR said 14 of the 62 deaths have occurred in Kanawha County; eight in Wayne County.

The report indicates 30 positive COVID-19 cases Thursday.

Overall testing numbers since early March in the Mountain State are approaching 69,000 at 68,978 as of Thursday evening. There have been 1,434 positive tests and 67,544 negative results. The state’s positive test rate is at 2.08 percent.

The DHHR is following 477 active cases. Of those, 52 people are in the hospital including nine residents in ICU. Five of those patients are being treated on ventilators. The DHHR lists 855 cases as recovered.

Positive cases per county include:

Barbour (7), Berkeley (200), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (53), Clay (2), Fayette (36), Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (11), Hancock (12), Hardy (25), Harrison (34), Jackson (137), Jefferson (96), Kanawha (201), Lewis (4), Lincoln (5), Logan (14), Marion (46), Marshall (23), Mason (14), McDowell (6), Mercer (12), Mineral (26), Mingo (3), Monongalia (114), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (37), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (10), Randolph (5), Ritchie (1), Roane (8), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (95), Wetzel (6), Wirt (3), Wood (44), Wyoming (1).


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