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.READ MORE: Multiple Firearms Found Among Passengers' Bags In Separate Incidents This Weekend At Pittsburgh International Airport
“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.READ MORE: National Aviary Closed This Sunday While Search For Steller’s Sea Eagle Kodiak Continues
West Virginia has reported at least 145,754 COVID-19 cases and at least 2,742 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
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