The Greenbrier County Health Department announced today the county’s sixth death to COVID-19.
A 77-year-old male resident passed away due to complications of the virus, the health department reported.
“We offer our sincere condolences to his family,” the health department stated in a social post.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports that another eight West Virginians have succumbed to complications stemming from COVID-19.
Among those confirmed deceased on Thursday, November 5 are a 91-year old Wetzel County woman, an 86-year old Cabell County man, an 81-year old Cabell County woman, an 89-year old Mercer County woman, a 67-year old Mercer County man, a 71-year old Mercer County woman, an 82-year old Putnam County man and a 90-year old Summers County woman.
West Virginia’s total deaths attributed to COVID-19 have now reached 480.
There have been 10,807 laboratory COVID-19 tests performed statewide on Wednesday, November 4, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the onset of the pandemic to 814,774. This accounts for 45.216% of West Virginia’s population.
The daily positivity-rate is 3.94%, and 560 new cases have been identified within the last 24 hours. The cumulative positivity-rate is now at 2.99%.
W.Va. Governor Jim Justice has previously indicated that future potential shut downs will be strongly considered should the state’s cumulative positivity-rate reach 3%.