(05/19/2020)
With declining positive cases and tests, West Virginia is re-opening.

Another COVID-19 death has been reported in West Virginia, bringing the state’s death total from the virus to 68.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources in a news release Monday confirmed the death of an 86-year old woman from Kanawha County.

Meanwhile, the number of positive cases increased by 12 Monday, with a total of 1,502 positive cases as of 5 p.m.

More than 76,200 people have been tested. The positive test rate Monday afternoon remained under 2%, with a total of 1.93%.

According to the state DHHR’s website, 922 people have recovered. There are 54 hospitalized with nine on a ventilator in the intensive care unit and nine in ICU.

Following are the county-by-county positive virus numbers: Barbour (7), Berkeley (215), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (56), Calhoun (2), Clay (2), Fayette (38), Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (12), Hancock (12), Hardy (31), Harrison (35), Jackson (135), Jefferson (101), Kanawha (203), Lewis (5), Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (25), Mason (15), McDowell (6), Mercer (13), Mineral (29), Mingo (3), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (37), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (8), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (12), Randolph (7), Ritchie (1), Roane (9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96), Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (48) and Wyoming (3).


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