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WV Counties Rapidly Moving Out of ‘Red’ Category

January 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The number of counties in the 'red' category on West Virginia’s color-coded map continues to dwindle. As of Wednesday, only 15 counties — including Hardy — had that designation, reflecting a sharp decline in new coronavirus cases. 

There are 31 counties in the ‘orange’ position, three in ‘gold,’ five in ‘yellow’ and one, McDowell, in ‘green.’

Mineral County currently is 'yellow,'  while Hampshire is 'orange.'

The state confirmed 857 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The daily positivity test rate is 7.7% West Virginia continues to have the lowest estimated rate of virus spread, Rt Value, in the nation at .85.