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W.Va. DHHR Reports COVID Cases Continue To Rise

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

Coronavirus cases continue to steadily climb across the state of West Virginia Tuesday morning.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported 267 new cases of the virus and five additional deaths this morning. A total of 2,954 West Virginians has died since the discovery of the virus.

The state currently has a daily positivity rate of 7.26%.

Nineteen of the state’s 55 counties remain green on the county alert map. The color system represents spread of the virus per 100,000 over a two-week period. Green represents the least amount of community spread. Yellow, Gold and Orange follow as community spread increases. Red symbolizes the most active community spread of 25 or more cases per 100,000 people.

Marshall County is the only red county.

Six counties are orange including Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Eleven counties are in the gold including Mingo and McDowell.

Logan, Lincoln, Boone and fifteen other counties are yellow.

W.Va. has 2,585 active cases of the virus and 118 confirmed cases of the Delta variant, according to the state DHHR.

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