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Jackson County woman among coronavirus deaths

Staff Report

CHARLESTON — A 62-year-old Jackson County woman is among the latest deaths from the coronavirus, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The agency on Wednesday reported four more deaths from COVID-19, raising the toll in the state to 254.

The DHHR reported Wednesday the deaths of a 59-year old woman from Harrison County, a 69-year old woman from Harrison County, an 87-year old woman from Monroe County and the woman from Jackson County in the last 24 hours from Tuesday.

“As families mourn the loss of their loved ones, we remind all West Virginians to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

The department said that as of Wednesday morning, there have been 11,808 total cases of the virus in West Virginia, an increase of 147 cases over a 24-hour period. It also said 147 people are in the hospital, with 55 in an intensive care unit and 27 on ventilators.

Jackson, Doddridge, Roane and Calhoun counties are designated yellow in the county alert system with between 3.1 and 9.9 cases based on a ratio to population. Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Pleasants and Tyler counties are designated green, the lowest in the four-tier grading system with less than 3 cases per 100,000 people.

Cases per county as reported by the state are: Calhoun (20), Doddridge (13), Gilmer (20), Jackson (219), Pleasants (15), Ritchie (6), Roane (37), Tyler (15), Wirt (8) and Wood (324).

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