Another 801 new cases of COVID-19 were identified within the state on Sunday, Nov.15, and three additional West Virginians have now lost their lives to complications stemming from the disease. Among those confirmed deceased are an 83-year old Kanawha County man, an 80-year old Kanawha woman and an 80-year old Jefferson County woman.
In a statement posted on the DHHR website, Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch said, “As we recognize and honor the lives of these West Virginians, we also extend our sincere condolences to their families.”
The total number of deaths in West Virginia due to complications of COVID-19 is now 585.
With the addition of those identified on Sunday, West Virginia has now surpassed 10,000 active cases of the coronavirus. The state’s daily positivity-rate is 5.31%. While now at 3.27%, the cumulative positivity-rate continues to rise. 934,835 laboratory tests have been performed since the onset of the pandemic, with 11,904 having been administered on Sunday, November 15. The state’s seven-day testing average is 11,537.
383 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 108 of whom are receiving care in the ICU. 41 of those infected with the virus are being treated with ventilators. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports that 23,498 of those previously infected with COVID-19 have since recovered.