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Kanawha County confirms 30 new COVID-19 cases

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19.

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, health officials report a total of 3,335 COVID-19 cases in the county. Of those cases, 3,254 are confirmed and 81 are probable. Kanawha County has a total of 996 active cases and 2,237 residents have recovered. 102 people in the county have died due to the virus.

The KCHD and the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority will offer drive-up COVID-19 testing and free flu vaccines from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the health department at 108 Lee Street E. in Charleston.

As of 10 a.m., the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported Kanawha County in green on the County Alert System map with a current positivity rate of 2.96%

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