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WV pandemic numbers climb with nearly 50 new cases confirmed

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms 49 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State, increasing by nearly 50 cases since 10 a.m. this morning, July 3, 2020. The state’s cumulative percent positive rate currently listed as 1.73%.

As of 5 p.m. July 3, 2020, the WV DHHR says the state has received 180,597 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, edging the state closer to testing 10% of the population. At this time, 9.971% of West Virginians have been tested for the virus, higher than the national average of 9.81%.

Those tests include 3,126 total positive cases, of which are probable. The positive cases include 637 active cases, 2,396 recoveries and 93 deaths. According to the WV DHHR’s dashboard for COVID-19, the state has nearly four times as many recovered patients as there are currently active cases.

Counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19, listed as (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case), include: 

Barbour (15/0), Berkeley (450/18), Boone (23/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (8/1), Cabell (143/6), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (67/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (60/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (23/3), Hardy (44/1), Harrison (69/0), Jackson (143/0), Jefferson (233/5), Kanawha (324/9), Lewis (19/1), Lincoln (8/0), Logan (26/0), Marion (63/3), Marshall (41/1), Mason (19/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (45/0), Mineral (55/2), Mingo (19/3), Monongalia (193/14), Monroe (13/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (12/1), Ohio (102/1), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (28/1), Preston (68/16), Putnam (60/1), Raleigh (55/1), Randolph (166/1), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (16/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (4/0), Upshur (20/1), Wayne (114/1), Wetzel (12/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (103/8), Wyoming (7/0).

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