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West Virginia breaks record for new confirmed virus cases

July 31st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, citing the state’s rising coronavirus numbers and related deaths, pleaded with people to wear their masks and to practice social distancing.

“Be afraid West Virginia and be concerned,” Justice said during a news conference Friday. “Don’t be fearful, but for crying out loud you’ve got to have enough afraid or fear in you of the consequences that can happen here. You’ve got to stay on your game and not back off.”

The governor said the state’s death total associated with the virus has now reached 116. Thirteen of those deaths have occurred just this week. He said the state has had 182 positive cases – a record high – but he noted the state is testing more. Active cases are up to 1,712, up from 1,647 since Monday.

One Response to “West Virginia breaks record for new confirmed virus cases”

  1. August 01, 2020 at 7:55 am, Jay said:

    Open WVU!

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