Source: US State of West Virginia
Also on Wednesday, Gov. Justice reported that, per the West Virginia Department of Education, there are 18 active outbreaks in public schools across the state. These outbreaks account for 50 confirmed cases.
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The West Virginia Department of Education announced Tuesday that, one month into the new school year, approximately 0.02 percent of students and 0.3 percent of teachers and staff members have been infected with a confirmed case of COVID-19. According to the DHHR, most of these cases originated outside of the school building, and, due to proper protocols, were mitigated to prevent more wide-spread infections.
West Virginia now has 14 active church-related outbreaks across 11 counties: Doddridge, Fayette, Harrison, Logan, Mason, Nicholas, Putnam, Tucker, Upshur, Wayne, and Wood counties. Another recent church-related outbreak in Kanawha County is no longer considered active at this time.
There are now 43 outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state, down from 47 on Monday.
Gov. Justice also reported that across the entire Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DCR) system, there are four active cases of COVID-19 among inmates: one within Mount Olive Correctional Complex in Fayette County, one within North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, one within Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center in Wood County, and one within Martinsburg Correctional Center in Berkeley County.
There are now 14 active cases among DCR employees across West Virginia.
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