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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 345 cases, four deaths as of 1 p.m. on Monday
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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 345 cases, four deaths as of 1 p.m. on Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website – updated at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 6 to reflect Governor’s announcement of fourth death: West Virginia Cases Total Positive Cases – 345Total Lab Results reported – 9,940Total Deaths – 4 See graphs below. The West Virginia Department of […]

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Coronavirus Update: Poll shows Americans are optimistic despite uncertainty
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Coronavirus Update: Poll shows Americans are optimistic despite uncertainty

Forty percent believe the world will be better than before coronavirus Release from Research America, Inc.: CINCINNATI, Ohio  –  While Americans have a high level of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, most are willing to make significant sacrifices and many are optimistic about the future. They also believe that government leaders are taking the appropriate […]

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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Governor expands stricter social distancing executive order, now covers six counties
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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Governor expands stricter social distancing executive order, now covers six counties

Order gives broad authority to local health departments, law enforcement CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced Sunday he signed an Executive Order for Monongalia, Harrison, and Kanawha counties as COVID-19 continues to spread. This Executive Order expands the order issued on Friday for Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. UPDATE: Click here to view the Executive Order.  “Right now, […]

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Coronavirus Update: Kanawha County tightens restrictions following W.Va. Governor’s order
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Coronavirus Update: Kanawha County tightens restrictions following W.Va. Governor’s order

By Caity Coyne and Joe Severino, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice added Kanawha County to an executive order on Saturday night calling for stricter enforcement of his stay-at-home order. … At a Sunday news conference, Kanawha County officials said the Kanawha Sheriff’s Office will be working with state police and municipal law enforcement […]

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Coronavirus Update: Positive COVID-19 test result at skilled nursing facility in Kanawha County, W.Va.
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Coronavirus Update: Positive COVID-19 test result at skilled nursing facility in Kanawha County, W.Va.

Testing for all patients, employees started today Release from Stonerise Healthcare: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 5, 2020) – A patient of Eastbrook Center, a skilled nursing facility, in Charleston, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual has been transferred to a local hospital and the family has been notified. Precautions are in place to best […]

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Coronavirus Update: WVU Economist available to talk with media about impact
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Coronavirus Update: WVU Economist available to talk with media about impact

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Today has issued the following media advisory on the availability of experts during the coronavirus crisis: As West Virginia continues its fight against the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, a regional economist at West Virginia University sees vulnerabilities in the state’s industry structure and infrastructure that could make economic recovery difficult after the crisis […]

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Coronavirus Update: Inmates’ lawsuit seeks release from confinement at state facilities in W.Va.
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Coronavirus Update: Inmates’ lawsuit seeks release from confinement at state facilities in W.Va.

WVPA Staff BriefCHARLESTON, W.Va. – A group of West Virginia inmates are seeking release from state confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A U.S. District Court hearing is scheduled today. It was requested by Mountain State Justice. The W.Va. Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, county officials and groups representing law enforcement and emergency responders oppose the […]

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Coronavirus Update: Law enforcement oppose lawsuit to release certain inmates from confinement
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Coronavirus Update: Law enforcement oppose lawsuit to release certain inmates from confinement

Release from Department of W.Va. Military Affairs and Public Safety: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Lawyers for several inmates are seeking their released because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a move opposed by the W.Va. Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. County officials and groups representing law enforcement and emergency responders have rallied to support the agency’s position ahead of […]

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Coronavirus Update: Highmark makes $2 Million contribution to support critical community organizations in three states
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Coronavirus Update: Highmark makes $2 Million contribution to support critical community organizations in three states

Funds target COVID-19 relief in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware, with a focus on food, human services, and health care resources PITTSBURGH, Pa. (April 2, 2020) – Highmark Inc. has announced $2 million in grants to organizations focused on helping people in need throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our company’s […]

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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Gov. Justice press conference at 1 p.m. today
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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Gov. Justice press conference at 1 p.m. today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of the Governor has issued the following media advisory about a virtual press briefing on COVID-19 response today at 1 p.m. WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other state officials. WHAT: Gov. Justice will provide an update for media on COVID-19 preparedness and response plans. WHEN: Today, Monday, April 6, 2020, at 1 p.m. West Virginians […]

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