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WV reports two new COVID-19 deaths, no counties in red

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FILE – This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – State health officials say two more West Virginians have died due to COVID-19, bringing the Mountain State to 387 COVID-19 deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirms the deaths of an 84-year-old male from Cabell County and an 85-year-old male from Kanawha County.

Mingo County has dropped back down to orange on the County Alert System map after moving to red on Monday. Nicholas, Randolph, Doddridge, and Berkeley counties are also orange on the map, while Morgan, Barbour, Harrison, Upshur, Wirt, Jackson and Putnam are gold. All other counties are listed as yellow or green.

As of 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, the WV DHHR reports 274 new cases of COVID-19. The state has reported 18,555 total cases since the pandemic began. The total includes 4,687 active cases, 181 current hospitalizations and 13,481 recoveries.

The state has received a total of 644,019 confirmatory tests for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positive rate of 4.31% and a cumulative percent positive rate of 2.80%.

Barbour (149), Berkeley (1,268), Boone (269), Braxton (21), Brooke (138), Cabell (1,045), Calhoun (30), Clay (51), Doddridge (55), Fayette (694), Gilmer (54), Grant (176), Greenbrier (143), Hampshire (117), Hancock (177), Hardy (98), Harrison (564), Jackson (331), Jefferson (480), Kanawha (3,162), Lewis (53), Lincoln (199), Logan (694), Marion (330), Marshall (218), Mason (156), McDowell (99), Mercer (478), Mineral (189), Mingo (453), Monongalia (2,169), Monroe (169), Morgan (80), Nicholas (156), Ohio (417), Pendleton (59), Pleasants (21), Pocahontas (61), Preston (171), Putnam (719), Raleigh (616), Randolph (338), Ritchie (20), Roane (75), Summers (64), Taylor (153), Tucker (48), Tyler (22), Upshur (182), Wayne (448), Webster (14), Wetzel (71), Wirt (22), Wood (426), Wyoming (143).

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in the following counties:

  • Barbour County: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Barbour County Fairgrounds, 113 Fairgrounds Way in Belington
  • Berkeley County: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Shenandoah Community Health, 99 Tavern Road in Martinsburg
  • Boone County: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive in Danville
  • Cabell County: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue in Huntington (flu shots offered)
  • Doddridge County: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive in West Union
  • Fayette County, 10 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane in Mt. Hope
  • Jackson County: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department, 504 S Church Street in Ripley
  • Kanawha County: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, (use Reynolds Street entrance), 108 Lee Street in Charleston (flu shots offered)
  • Marion County: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street in Fairmont
  • Mingo County: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Mingo Central High School, 1000 King Coal Highway in Delbarton
  • Monroe County: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the UTC Collins Campus, 225 Stringtown Road in Union
  • Putnam County: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2365 Main Street in Hurricane
  • Randolph County: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 22 Buffalo Street in Elkins
  • Taylor County: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), in Grafton (flu shots offered)
  • Upshur County: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive in Buckhannon

Testing will be available on Wednesday in Cabell, Doddridge, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam, Taylor, Upshur, and Wayne countiesTesting is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive-through pharmacy testing, please visit the WV DHHR’s website.

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