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Two More West Virginians Taken By COVID-19

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West Virginia identified 696 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Nov. 11. This would have been a new single-day record in the state if it hadn’t been for the 885 cases identified the day before.

The state has now exceeded 30,000 cases since the onset of the pandemic, 8,187 of which remain active. A total of 884,889 laboratory COVID-19 tests have been performed in West Virginia, including 13,039 conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 11. At 10,050, the seven-day average has achieved, for the first time, the goal of 10,000 tests per day set by the W.Va. National Guard. The daily positivity-rate is 3.87%, and the cumulative positivity-rate is 3.13%.

When asked about potential future shutdowns during his November 11 coronavirus response media-briefing, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said, “Nothing is off the table.”

In their daily update on Thursday, November 12, the W.Va. DHHR reported the deaths of two additional residents. Among those confirmed deceased are a 95-year old Marshall County woman and an 87-year old Cabell County man.

Through a statement posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch said: “Each loss of a West Virginian is a heartbreak to a family and to our state. I urge you to continue to follow the health guidelines to keep your family, friends and neighbors safe.”

The total number of deaths in West Virginia attributed to complications of COVID-19 is now 555.

306 individuals are now hospitalized with COVID-19, 93 of whom are being cared for in the ICU. 34 of those infected with the virus are being treated with ventilators. 22,155 individuals are reported to have recovered.

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