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COVID-19 Positivity-Rates Continue To Rise

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There was a slight increase in COVID-19 testing statewide on Tuesday, October 6.

However, the 3,794 laboratory tests conducted is still significantly below the state’s daily target of 7,500. There have now been a total of 602,802 tests performed in West Virginia since the onset of the coronavirus-pandemic, accounting for 33.590% of the state’s population.

Testing has identified 16,596 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4,327 of which remain currently active. 203 cases have been identified within the last 24-hours. Positivity-rates are on the rise once more, with the daily-rate reaching 3.27%, and the cumulative-rate climbing back up to 2.77%.

According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Pocahontas County has had 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with one currently active. Greenbrier County has had 138 confirmed cases. There are 12 cases currently active, 9 of which have been identified within the last seven days. Monroe County has had a total of 155 cases of COVID-19. Of those, 11 remain active, with three having been identified within the last seven days.

Three residents of Greenbrier County, and eight residents of Monroe County have succumbed to the virus.

DHHR reported that an additional five West Virginians died due to complications stemming from the coronavirus on Tuesday, October 6. Among those confirmed deceased are two Kanawha County residents, a 56-year old man and a 65-year old woman. A 67-year old Wyoming County man, a 72-year old Harrison County woman and an 81-year old Fayette County man.

The total number of deaths in West Virginia attributed to COVID-19 is now 369.

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