CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia officials announced Sunday seven additional deaths connected to the coronavirus pandemic.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported the deaths of a 73-year-old female from Pocahontas County, a 93-year-old male from Jackson County, a 70-year-old male from Lincoln County, a 76-year-old female from Nicholas County, a 77-year-old male from logan County, a 63-year-old female from Marion County and a 67-year-old female from Brooke County.

There have been 2,686 deaths in West Virginia related to the pandemic.

The number of confirmed active cases in West Virginia is 7,151. The state’s daily rate of positive coronavirus tests is 4.46%.

Gov. Jim Justice during Friday’s coronavirus briefing teased an announcement will be made Monday about new efforts to get young people vaccinated for the coronavirus; officials are concerned about an increase in cases among young adults.

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