Another passing from COVID-19 complications was announced Tuesday morning by the Greenbrier County Health Department as the virus continues to surge across the state and nation.
Another 969 positive cases of COVID-19 were identified on Monday, Nov. 23, bringing the state’s total number of active cases to 13,940. The daily positivity-rate is 4.80% and the cumulative positivity-rate is 3.51%.
The West Virginia DHHR has also reported the deaths of 15 additional residents. Among those confirmed deceased are a 94-year-old Wayne County man, a 78-year-old Cabell County woman, a 70-year-old Fayette County man, an 80-year-old Mineral County man, a 74-year-old Marshall County man, a 90-year-old Mineral County woman, an 84-year-old Marion County woman, an 87-year-old Wood County woman, a 92-year-old Ritchie County woman, a 79-year-old Wood County man, a 70-year-old Kanawha County woman, an 81-year-old Kanawha County man, a 70-year-old Mineral County man, an 83-year-old Mingo County man and a 35-year-old Ohio County woman.
The total number of deaths in West Virginia attributed to COVID-19 is now 682.
On the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Greenbrier County Health Department posted the following message to social media: “It is with great regret that we announce our eighth COVID-19 death. We lost a 92-year-old male resident due to complications of the virus. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.”
A total of 1,048,077 laboratory tests have been conducted statewide since the onset of the pandemic, including 14,469 conducted on Monday, Nov. 23. The seven-day testing average is 14,956, with 58.125% of West Virginia’s population having now been tested. At present, there are 463 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, 129 of whom are being cared for in the ICU, with 51 being treated with ventilators. W.Va. DHHR reports that 27,461 of those infected with the virus have since recovered.