NEW DETAILS: Fourth death reported in WV was an elderly male

UPDATE: New details have been released following the announcement that West Virginia now has its fourth related death due to COVID-19.

According to the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department, the person was an elderly male, who was at the United Hospital Center.  The person had underlying health issues and was critically ill.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – During a press conference on Monday, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state has its fourth related death due to COVID-19.

Gov. Justice didn’t give any details about the fourth death.  He asked all of West Virginia to pray for their families.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.

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