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West Virginia’s COVID-19 numbers trend upwards

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WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) -- West Virginia's coronavirus numbers take an upward trend.

As students head back to school, the Mountain State's COVID-19 transmission rate remains worst in the nation - for the 4th straight day.

Transmission rate defines how many people will become infected by a single person with COVID-19. Right now, West Virginia sits at 1.35.

The state's daily percent positive rate has also reached new highs - at 7.78%.

Additionally, a new record was set Wednesday for the number of active cases in West Virginia - at 2,806.

The increase in cases has lead Governor Jim Justice to consider re-imposing restrictions in portions of the state.

"It is a time we need to react, and react as positively as we possibly can, and do that now before this thing gets into a situation where it is really bad," Justice said in a Wednesday press briefing. "So we're looking at every aspect of that, and we're watching these numbers like never before. So as we go forward, that could very well be a possibility."

The Governor did not lay out when renewed restrictions would be implemented, if at all.

Stick with WVVA as we continue to follow this developing story.

Jade Burks

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