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New Data Calls For 'Cautious Optimism' In W.Va.'s Battle Against COVID-19

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the models have shifted to favor West Virginia in its fight against the coronavirus, but experts are urging cautious optimism. We also hear how one VA hospital is preparing for a potential influx of veteran patients with coronavirus.

Despite several redactions, an audit more than 160-pages long reveals new details into the quality of Frontier’s infrastructure for phone and internet services in West Virginia.

New projections on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic show a better outcome for West Virginia, but as the state braces for the virus to peak in the coming weeks, researchers and health care officials urge residents of the state to remain at home. Dave Mistich reports.  

More than 145,000 or nearly 10 percent of West Virginia’s population are veterans. In Clarksburg, the Veterans Administration Hospital works with this vulnerable population. Chip Hitchcock takes a look at how this and other hospitals across West Virginia are preparing for a potential influx of veteran patients due to the coronavirus.

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