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West Virginia reported 761 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as active cases decreased to 2,817. That’s 41 fewer cases than reported in the state on Monday, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources’ state virus dashboard.

Despite the decrease in active cases, West Virginia reported a 38.12% daily positivity rate on Tuesday, meaning more than 38% of COVID-19 tests processed came back positive. Testing in the state is down compared to recent months and years, but that rate is the highest recorded since the pandemic began in March of 2020. The second highest daily positivity rate was recorded in West Virginia on January 19, when active cases were also at an unprecedented peak.

Caity Coyne covers health. She can be reached at 304-348-7939 or caity.coyne @hdmediallc.com. Follow

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