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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced the deaths of six more residents due to complications stemming from COVID-19 on Thursday.

Among those confirmed deceased are a 96-year old Mason County woman, an 89-year old Pleasants County man, a 62-year old Fayette County woman, a 72-year old Fayette County man, a 69-year old Kanawha County woman and an 86-year old Kanawha County man.

In a statement posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch said: “Our deepest condolences are extended to these families for their loss. We are thankful for our health care professionals and all those on the front line who continue to treat West Virginians battling COVID-19.”

With the six additional deaths, West Virginia’s total is now 325.

528,658 laboratory tests have been conducted statewide since the onset of the pandemic, which has resulted in 14,339 confirmed positives, and 367 probable cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are 3,428 active cases, with 173 people hospitalized. 57 of those individuals are being treated in the ICU, with 30 being assisted by ventilators. Around the state, 3,428 tests were performed on Wednesday, September 23, with 202 new cases having been identified within the last 24-hours.

The cumulative positivity-rate has increased once more, and is now 2.78%. However, the daily positivity-rate of 4.11% has trended down for two-consecutive days.

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