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Daily COVID-19 Positivity-Rate Nears 8%

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The W.Va. Department of Health and Human Resources reported 4 more coronavirus-related deaths within the state on Wednesday, September 9.

In comments posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch had this to say: “As families mourn the loss of their loved ones, we remind all West Virginians to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus.”

Those confirmed to be deceased on Wednesday were 2 Harrison County women; 59-years old and 69-years old, respectively. A 62-year old female from Jackson County, and an 87-year old female from Monroe County.

With the addition of those announced on Wednesday, the state’s confirmed deaths have now reached 254.

There were 2,128 COVID-19 tests were performed on Tuesday, and 147 new cases have been identified within the last 24-hours.

West Virginia’s cumulative positivity rate continues to climb, and is now at 2.55%. However, at 7.78%, it is the state’s daily positivity rate that is most alarming. After Monday’s 6.02%, Tuesday marked the second consecutive record-breaking day in this category. Since the onset of the pandemic last Spring, West Virginia has tested 463,686 total residents, and identified 11,808 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 2,806 of those cases are currently active, and 8,748 individuals have recovered.

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