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Two additional COVID-19 deaths in Kanawha County

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Kanawha County has lost two more lives due to COVID-19.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department confirms the deaths of a 66-year-old female and a 71-year-old female. Kanawha County has lost 134 lives since the pandemic began.

KCHD also says there are 5,301 total COVID-19 cases in Kanawha County, with 4,871 confirmed cases and 430 probable cases. Of that, 1,039 cases are active and 4,128 residents of Kanawha County have recovered from the virus.

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