U-BHD confirms 331 active cases, 11 deaths

Hello Citizens of Upshur County,

I have some startling numbers that are the current up to date numbers, as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Upshur County has a total of:

1,181 Confirmed Cases

27 Probable Cases

1,208 Total number of cases

331 Active Cases

866 Recovered Cases

11 Deaths

We MUST work together to slow this virus down within Upshur County.

Please adhere to the guidelines, to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

We have been in this Pandemic for almost a year now. It is getting out of hand; the Health Department Staff are doing their best to stay on top of it.  Our Case Investigations, with the astronomical numbers we are seeing, makes it hard to keep up with; therefore, we have been sending them to the National Guard for support. We are conducting COVID Vaccine Clinics, along with trying to keep up with all other duties that are demanded of Public Health.

We ask that you do your part—wear a mask, wash hands frequently, use cough etiquette, use hand sanitizer. Stay home if you are sick. Follow instructions if you are quarantined or you test positive. Every little bit helps.

We want our residents to remain safe and healthy. We all know what we need to do; it’s up to you to do your part.

Have a Safe Weekend,

Sue McKisic, RN