(07/29/2020)
West Virginia added three more COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday afternoon, bringing the day’s total number of deaths associated with the virus to five.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed in a news release that a 77-year-old woman from Mercer County, an 87-year-old woman from Mercer County and a 60-year-old woman from Preston County have died from virus-related causes.

Earlier in the day, the DHHR announced that two other residents, an 87-year-old woman from Wood County and a 47-year-old woman from Berkeley County, have died from virus-related causes.

Tuesday’s five deaths brings the state’s death total from virus-related causes to 111.

Meanwhile, the state added 54 new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday afternoon, bringing the state’s daily total increase to 119 cases. The state had a total of 6,173 positive cases as of 5 p.m.

The number of active cases declined 47 cases from Tuesday morning’s report and was listed at a total of 1,581.

More than 269,000 tests have been conducted, and the overall positive test rate was at 2.29%. The daily test rate was at 3.18%.

The number of hospitalizations has climbed and was at 94, with 37 in intensive care and 15 on a ventilator. Recoveries were listed at 4,481.

Following are the cases per county (case confirmed by lab test/probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (605/22), Boone (68/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (51/1), Cabell (281/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (122/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (46/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (67/0), Hancock (87/5), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (168/1), Jackson (155/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (699/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (52/2), Logan (98/0), Marion (155/4), Marshall (111/2), Mason (41/0), McDowell (18/1), Mercer (111/0), Mineral (99/2), Mingo (106/2), Monongalia (829/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (26/1), Ohio (241/0), Pendleton (30/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (152/1), Raleigh (138/4), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (39/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (218/11) and Wyoming (17/0).


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