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COVID-19 Positivity-Rate Continues To Climb

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has confirmed the death of another resident due to complications stemming from COVID-19, that of a 71-year old Grant County woman. The total number of deaths in West Virginia related to the coronavirus is now 458.

In a statement posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch said, “We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the family and our state.”

There were 6,846 laboratory tests performed statewide on Sunday, November 1, bringing the seven-day average to 8,267. There have been 792,475 COVID-19 tests conducted since the onset of the pandemic, accounting for 43.165% of the state’s population. This remains ahead of the national number of 42.638%. Of the five bordering states, only Maryland, at 55.256%, is ahead of West Virginia. The daily positivity-rate is 4.19%, and 352 new cases have been identified within the last 24 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 positivity-rate is now 2.95%.

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