(07/30/2020)
West Virginia added another COVID-19-related death Wednesday afternoon, and the state’s daily positive virus total jumped 153 cases.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported that a 74-year-old woman from Mercer County has died from virus-related causes.

On Tuesday, the DHHR reported that two other residents from Mercer County had died from virus associated causes. Gov. Jim Justice said at a news conference Wednesday both of those were residents of a Princeton nursing home. It was not immediately clear if the latest death is linked to the nursing home.

West Virginia has had a total of six coronavirus deaths reported over two days. The state’s death total now stands at 112.

Meanwhile, the state’s total number of positive cases was at 6,326 as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. Active cases declined 22 from the morning report and were listed at 1,625.

Hospitalizations continue to climb and were at 98, with 40 in intensive care and 13 on a ventilator. The DHHR reported a total of 4,589 recoveries.

More than 273,000 tests have been conducted, and the overall positive test rate was at 2.31%. The daily positive test rate was at 2.64%.

Following are the county case numbers (case confirmed by lab test/probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (609/22), Boone (69/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (53/1), Cabell (288/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (124/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (65/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (68/0), Hancock (89/3), Hardy (51/1), Harrison (175/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (716/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (54/2), Logan (106/0), Marion (163/4), Marshall (116/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (19/1), Mercer (126/0), Mineral (100/2), Mingo (109/2), Monongalia (850/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (28/1), Ohio (243/0), Pendleton (35/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (146/1), Raleigh (148/5), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (42/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (219/11) and Wyoming (18/0).


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