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Wood, Gilmer counties lose four more residents to COVID-19

CHARLESTON — Four people from Wood and Gilmer counties are among the additional 36 confirmed deaths reported on Friday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The death count from the virus since the pandemic began was 1,554 as of Friday morning, the department said in its coronavirus update.

Among the confirmed deaths were an 86-year-old man from Gilmer County, an 81-year-old man from Wood County, an 87-year-old man from Wood County and an 84-year-old woman from Gilmer County.

Also listed in the confirmations were a 54-year-old man from Mason County, a 74-year-old woman from Preston County, a 70-year-old woman from Brooke County, a 79-year-old man from Brooke County, a 75-year-old man from Hampshire County, a 68-year-old man from Ohio County, an 83-year-old woman from Kanawha County, an 86-year-old woman from Logan County, a 51-year-old man from Logan County, a 92-year-old woman from Putnam County, a 71-year-old man from Brooke County, an 89-year-old man from Marshall County, a 53-year-old woman from Cabell County, an 89-year-old woman from Brooke County, a 75-year-old woman from Logan County, an 86-year-old woman from Hancock County, a 95-year-old woman from Hampshire County, a 49-year-old man from Raleigh County, an 87-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 99-year-old man from Greenbrier County, a 92-year-old woman from Ohio County, an 82-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 100-year-old woman from Brooke County, an 84-year-old man from Mineral County, a 75-year-old man from Harrison County, an 89-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 92-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 94-year-old woman from Brooke County, an 81-year-old woman from Brooke County, a 63-year-old woman from Putnam County, an 83-year-old man from Greenbrier County and a 92-year-old man from Brooke County.

“It is with great sadness that we announce more lives lost to this pandemic,” department Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to these families.”

The department reported an increase of 1,896 new positive infections in the 24-hour period from Thursday morning to Friday morning, for a total of 28,189 active cases. Total infections since the pandemic started was at 97,898 as of Friday.

Daily positivity rate was 6.72 percent and 5.25 percent cumulative.

The state has administered 77,156 doses of vaccine of the 109,440 doses that have received.

Patients in a hospital were at 787 with 208 people in an intensive care unit and 102 on ventilators, which matches the highest set at the end of December.

Local county statistics:

* Calhoun: 38 active cases, 125 recovered, 146 cumulative confirmed, 17 cumulative probable, 5,300, 0 deaths.

* Doddridge: 60 active, 233 recovered, 222 cumulative confirmed, 74 cumulative probable, 4,205 tests, 3 deaths.

* Gilmer: 63 active, 402 recovered, 379 cumulative confirmed, 89 cumulative probable, 6,886 tests, 3 deaths.

* Jackson: 368 active, 927 recovered, 1,197 cumulative confirmed, 131 cumulative probable, 19,589 tests, 33 deaths.

* Pleasants: 162 active, 447 recovered, 529 cumulative confirmed, 86 cumulative probable, 5,095 tests, 6 deaths.

* Ritchie: 100 active, 320 recovered, 356 cumulative confirmed, 71 cumulative probable, 6,276 tests, 7 deaths.

* Roane: 54 active, 283 recovered, 320 cumulative confirmed, 23 cumulative probable, 11,300 tests, 6 deaths.

* Tyler: 124 active, 305 recovered, 288 cumulative confirmed, 143 cumulative probable, 5,894 tests, 2 deaths.

* Wetzel: 178 active, 597 recovered, 478 cumulative confirmed, 313 cumulative probable, 9,616 tests, 16 deaths.

* Wirt: 48 active, 202 recovered, 196 cumulative confirmed, 55 cumulative probable, 3,094 tests, 1 death.

* Wood: 1,061 active, 4,479 recovered, 4,214 cumulative confirmed, 1,384 probable, 65,518 tests, 58 deaths.

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