West Virginia COVID-19 cases tick upward

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(AP GRAPHICSBANK) Coronavirus West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says the state’s number of COVID-19 cases inched slightly higher on Saturday.

DHHR says there are now a total of 148,517 total cases, which is up 446 from Friday. The total number of active cases rose by 45 to 7317. On Friday, state health officials reported the first confirmed cases of the Brazilian variant of the virus.

In addition, the state reported three new COVID-19 deaths Saturday. They were a 91-year-old man from Raleigh County, an 81-year-old man from Wood County and an 87-year-old woman from Hampshire County.

Free pop-up testing is being offered Saturday in Putnam, Boone, Clay, Nicholas, Jefferson and Lewis Counties.

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