The five additional deaths put West Virginia over 2,740 total COVID-19 deaths.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia reported five additional coronavirus-related deaths Saturday, as the statewide death toll surpassed 2,740 since the start of the pandemic.

The latest virus-related deaths included a 74-year old woman from Kanawha County, a 62-year old woman from Ohio County, a 65-year old woman from Taylor County, a 66-year old woman from Kanawha County and a 73-year old woman from Harrison County, the state Department of Health and Human Resources said.

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“In the last 24 hours, we have lost another five West Virginians. Each loss is a heartbreak to a family and to our state. I urge you to remember your actions for safety result in saving the lives of your family, neighbors and friends,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch.

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West Virginia has reported at least 145,754 COVID-19 cases and at least 2,742 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

West Virginians can register for their COVID-19 vaccination at vaccinate.wv.gov.

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