UPDATE: Fourth COVID-19 related death reported in Fayette County

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May 29, 2020 8:00 p.m.: FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — The Fayette County Health Department confirmed another COVID-19 related death.

According to the Fayette County Health Department, a 95-year-old man passed away. This brings the total number of deaths in Fayette County to four.

Five people are being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital and 30 people have recovered.


UPDATE May 17, 2020 3:40 p.m.: FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS)– The Fayette County Health Department reported a third COVID-19 related death on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

The latest victim is a 69-year-old man.

As of Sunday, there are 38 confirmed cases in the county. Five are currently hospitalized, four are at home, and 16 people recovered from the virus.

The Fayette County Health Department wants to encourage everybody to continue to practice social distancing, wearing face masks, and continued to wash your hands.


FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS)– The Fayette County Health Department confirmed a second death related to COVID-19 in the county on Saturday, May 16, 2020. This comes after the West Virginia Department of Health and Human resources confirmed the first.

The two victims are an 85-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man. So far, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources have not confirmed the second death in Fayette County.

“I extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones during this time of lost. The familes and friends are in our thoughts and prayers,” Health Officer of Fayatte County Health Department Dr. Anita Stewart said.

Fayette County currently has 38 cases of COVID-19, with 16 people who recovered from the virus and now two deaths.

“As of yesterday, we had zero deaths reported due to COVID-19 and today we have two. These deaths should remind us of just how important it is to continue working to protect one another during the pandemic,” Administrator for the Fayette County Health Department Teri Harlan stated.

The Health Department continues to investigate all cases. All confirmed cases will be isolated
and close contacts are quarantined. The Health Department asks that the community continue
to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering when you are around others. If you
have questions or feel you need to be tested, please contact your primary care provider or the
Fayette County Health Department at 304-574-1617.

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