CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed seven additional COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia, moving the overall number to 443 since the pandemic began.

The deaths included an 82-year old female from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Wetzel County, a 73-year old female from Wetzel County, a 66-year old female from Wetzel County, a 66-year old female from Wetzel County, a 74-year old female from Berkeley County, and a 70-year old male from Kanawha County.

Secretary Bill Crouch

“Today is a difficult day in our fight against COVID-19,” state DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch said. “As we work to slow the growth of this virus in West Virginia, we extend our deepest sympathies to these families.”

The state has

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