The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the death of four more residents due to complications stemming from COVID-19. The total number of deaths statewide has now reached 354.
In a statement posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch said: “Every death reported is a reminder that each of us has a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We send our sincere sympathy to these families.”
Of those confirmed to be deceased on Wednesday, September 30 were a 70-year old Ohio County woman, a 79-year old Berkeley County man, a 61-year old Kanawha County man and a 48-year old Marion County woman.
Statewide there have now been 566,123 laboratory tests completed, of which 5,179 were performed on Wednesday. This has yielded 16,024 positive results, with 4,068 cases currently active. There have been 176 new cases identified within the last 24-hours. The cumulative positivity-rate has now increased for the second consecutive day, again reaching 2.77%. However, at 2.67%, the daily positivity-rate has reached a 7-day low.