An additional eight residents have succumbed to complications stemming from COVID-19.
On Tuesday, September 29, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the deaths of a 70-year old Logan County man, a 79-year old Wyoming County woman, a 73-year old Berkeley County man, a 73-year old Monroe County man, and a 78-year old Taylor County woman. Also confirmed deceased are three residents of Putnam County: a 70-year old man, and two women, ages 81 and 84.
In a statement posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch stated: “We must remember that each of these West Virginians have families and friends who are left to grieve their loss. We join with them in sharing their grief.”
West Virginia has now lost a total of 345 residents to COVID-19. To date, 557,869 confirmatory laboratory tests have been performed, yielding 15,248 confirmed, and 444 probable cases. There are currently 4,014 active cases in the state, with 180 new cases having been identified within the last 24-hours. There are 172 individuals hospitalized, with 53 being treated in the ICU and 29 being assisted with ventilators. The cumulative positivity-rate has held steady for the second consecutive day at 2.75%. The daily positivity-rate has experienced another slight decrease, and is now at 3.45%.