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W.Va. Has First Day Without COVID-19 Death In Over 7-weeks



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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported no additional no additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Sunday, October 18. However, three deaths were confirmed on each of the preceding two days.

Among those reported deceased are an 84-year old Grant County woman, a 73-year old Fayette County man, a 59-year old Cabell County woman, a 67-year old Mercer County man, a 58-year old Mingo County man and a 75-year old Fayette County man.

The total number of deaths in West Virginia stemming from complications of the coronavirus have now reached 399.

There have been a total of 19,142 confirmed and 939 probable cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia since the pandemic began back in March 28, none of which have been identified within the last 24 hours. 4,940 cases remain active.

The state’s daily positivity-rate is 2.56%, while the cumulative positivity-rate is 2.83%. As of Saturday, October 17, 173 West Virginians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 64 are being cared for in the ICU, while 28 individuals are being assisted with ventilators. Saturday also saw the completion of 8,470 laboratory coronavirus tests, bringing the state’s 7-day average to 6,980.

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