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WV DHHR reports no counties in ‘red’ for two consecutive days

September 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

According to state health department officials, there were no West Virginia counties in the ‘red’ category on the state’s daily COVID-19 map for a second day in a row on Thursday. A designation of 'red' from the Department of Health and Human Resources corresponds to the most significant spread of the virus, with a rolling average of cases topping 25. There were six counties in the ‘orange’ category Thursday, one step away from ‘red,’ including Kanawha, Fayette, Putnam, Logan, Wayne and Monongalia counties. Wednesday was the first day since the map debuted that there were no counties in ‘red.’

There are now 3,505 active cases in West Virginia, 202 cases were added Thursday morning. The state’s daily positive test rate was 4.11 percent. There are 173 people in the hospital, 57 patients in intensive care and 30 of them on ventilators.