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BREAKING: Third COVID-19 death reported in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) -- A third person has died due to COVID-19 in Mercer County.

In its 5 P.M. update Wednesday, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the death of a 74 year old female.

“To lose yet another West Virginian is truly heartbreaking,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

This comes just 24 hours after Mercer County's first two COVID-19 deaths were confirmed. Read that report here.

This story is developing and will be updated as we learn more.

Jade Burks

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