(07/23/2020)
West Virginia had a huge jump in coronavirus numbers Wednesday with a daily total of 262 new cases reported and another virus-related death.

The report might not include seven new cases Wednesday morning.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release that the state now has a total of 5,461 virus cases and has had its 102nd death. DHHR officials confirmed that a 79-year-old man from Fayette County has died.

A total of 1,594 cases.

West Virginia’s overall positive test rate continued to creep up and now stands at 2.21%. The daily positive test rate was at 2.48%.

More than 247,000 tests have been conducted.

Hospitalizations were listed at 78, with 33 in intensive care and 16 on a ventilator. According to the DHHR's website, 3,765 have recovered from the virus.

Following are the cases per county (case confirmed by lab test/probable case): Barbour (27/0), Berkeley (568/19), Boone (63/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (40/1), Cabell (251/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (107/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (34/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (55/0), Hancock (66/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (148/1), Jackson (151/0), Jefferson (271/5), Kanawha (584/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (35/0), Logan (53/0), Marion (142/4), Marshall (87/1), Mason (32/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (76/0), Mineral (83/2), Mingo (71/2), Monongalia (775/15), Monroe (17/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (210/0), Pendleton (24/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (93/21), Putnam (126/1), Raleigh (114/4), Randolph (200/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (34/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (32/2), Wayne (164/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (205/11), Wyoming (12/0).


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