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Justice urges extra precautions to protect WV’s elderly from COVID

September 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia state health officials have reported 10 additional deaths in West Virginia related to COVID-19, a tie for the highest recorded number of deaths in one day. As of Wednesday the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has confirmed a total of 290 deaths. State health officials report 220 new positive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 13,196 cases, with 3,236 active cases and 9,670 West Virginians who have recovered. Governor Jim Justice, during his regular COVID briefing, urged the state’s younger population to step up and take every precaution to help protect the elderly who have been hardest hit by the virus…