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(AP GRAPHICSBANK) Coronavirus West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported four new COVID-19 related deaths in the Mountain State Saturday morning.

The latest victims were a 70-year old man from Cabell County, a 38-year old woman from Kanawha County, and an 84-year old and 77 year-old woman from Fayette County.

“It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the deaths of these four West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

130 new cases of the virus were also reported in West Virginia Saturday morning. Raleigh County saw 12 new cases, Mercer reported five, four in Fayette County, three in Summers and one additional case was reported in Greenbrier County.

5,609 people have recovered from the virus, while 1,823 people actively have the virus.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 5,266 tests were returned from Thursday to Friday bringing the total tests to 312,521. Of those there were 156 new positive cases. The total number positives in West Virginia is now 7,433.

In West Virginia’s southeastern counties there are 27 new cases. The largest number of new cases was in McDowell County were there were nine reported. Raleigh County showed an increase of five. There were three each in Fayette, Greenbrier and Mercer Counties. Monroe and Wyoming Counties each showed an increase of two.

There were three new deaths reported in West Virginia bringing the total to 127. These include an 81-year old woman from Pleasants County, a 66-year old man from Mingo County and a 73-year old man from Mingo County.

“We offer our deepest sympathies to the families as our state grieves more losses due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases in the Mountain State fell by 27 to 1,796. There were 180 recoveries for a total of 5,510. The cumulative percent positive rose slightly to 2.38-percent and the daily percent positive is 2.66-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (658/28), Boone (97/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (61/1), Cabell (364/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (5/0), Fayette (140/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (116/1), Greenbrier (91/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (105/4), Hardy (57/1), Harrison (213/1), Jackson (162/0), Jefferson (288/6), Kanawha (885/13), Lewis (28/1), Lincoln (81/0), Logan (209/0), Marion (179/4), Marshall (126/4), Mason (54/0), McDowell (57/1), Mercer (177/0), Mineral (115/2), Mingo (156/2), Monongalia (918/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (35/1), Ohio (263/3), Pendleton (39/1), Pleasants (11/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (101/21), Putnam (185/1), Raleigh (208/7), Randolph (204/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (15/0), Summers (7/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (198/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (42/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (231/12), Wyoming (31/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Preston County in this report.

Specifically regarding the change in cases for Grant and Pendleton counties in this report, when the tests were administered in these counties the facility left some address fields blank therefore the address on file resorted back to the historic address on file for an individual which was not necessarily considered their current address.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. Visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020: Thousands of tests in West Virginia reveal 118 new cases and kept daily percent positive down. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) tested 4,812 people from Wednesday to Thursday morning. The total tests are now 307,255. Total positive cases in WV are now 7,277.

There were 13 new cases identified in the southeastern counties. Wyoming had the largest increase, by 5. Raleigh and Fayette Counties each had three new cases. McDowell and Mercer Counties each had one. Mercer County has the most active cases in the area with 132.

The active cases rose by six across the state to 1,823. There were 112 recoveries reported for a total of 5,330. The cumulative percent positive held steady at 2.37-percent and the daily percent positive fell to 2.42-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (647/28), Boone (95/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (358/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (5/0), Fayette (137/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (96/1), Greenbrier (88/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (103/4), Hardy (56/1), Harrison (206/1), Jackson (160/0), Jefferson (288/6), Kanawha (863/13), Lewis (27/1), Lincoln (79/0), Logan (176/0), Marion (175/4), Marshall (125/3), Mason (53/0), McDowell (48/1), Mercer (174/0), Mineral (114/2), Mingo (154/2), Monongalia (913/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (34/1), Ohio (262/3), Pendleton (57/1), Pleasants (9/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (101/22), Putnam (177/1), Raleigh (203/7), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (7/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (194/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (230/12), Wyoming (29/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Barbour, Preston, and Marshall counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. Visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020: An additional 4,153 tests overnight revealed 108 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported there are 7,159 cases of COVID-19 from 302,443 tests.

Raleigh County saw a surge of nine cases to reach 200 total since the pandemic began. Of those 62 remain active. Mercer County has six new cases, Fayette County has three, McDowell has two and Greenbrier, Summers and Wyoming each reported one new case from 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The good news is the total active cases in the state fell by 47 to 1,817. There were 155 recoveries reported for a total of 5,218. The cumulative percent positive rose slightly to 2.37-percent and the daily percent positive is 2.55-percent

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (30/0), Berkeley (643/27), Boone (92/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (353/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (134/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (88/1), Greenbrier (88/0), Hampshire (75/0), Hancock (102/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (203/1), Jackson (158/0), Jefferson (287/5), Kanawha (843/13), Lewis (27/1), Lincoln (75/0), Logan (162/0), Marion (175/4), Marshall (126/3), Mason (51/0), McDowell (47/1), Mercer (173/0), Mineral (114/2), Mingo (151/2), Monongalia (913/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (32/1), Ohio (262/1), Pendleton (41/1), Pleasants (8/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (102/23), Putnam (173/1), Raleigh (200/7), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (7/0), Taylor (54/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (192/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (228/12), Wyoming (24/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. Visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020: Another seven West Virginians passed away from COVID-19. That is the latest from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on Tuesday morning. The youngest was 43-years-old. The death toll in WV is now 124. Here is a list of the most recent fatalities.

  • 70-year old man from Preston County
  • 55-year old woman from Taylor County
  • 68-year old woman from Kanawha County
  • 73-year old man from Marshall County
  • 92-year old man from Grant County
  • 43-year old man from Mingo County
  • 91-year old man from Wood County.

“Each death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease. We send our deepest sympathy to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There are also 78 new cases of the illness identified in the Mountain State bringing to 7,051 from 298,290 tests. There are two new cases each in McDowell, Mercer and Raleigh Counties. The cumulative percent positive held steady at 2.36-percent and the daily percent positive dropped to 2.41-percent.

The good news is active cases fell by 73 to 1,865. There were 144 recoveries overnight bringing that total to 5,062.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (637/24), Boone (88/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (341/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (131/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (80/1), Greenbrier (87/0), Hampshire (74/0), Hancock (100/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (198/1), Jackson (158/0), Jefferson (287/5), Kanawha (835/13), Lewis (26/1), Lincoln (68/1), Logan (157/0), Marion (174/4), Marshall (126/3), Mason (50/0), McDowell (45/1), Mercer (167/0), Mineral (112/2), Mingo (142/2), Monongalia (913/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (32/1), Ohio (259/1), Pendleton (40/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (102/23), Putnam (173/1), Raleigh (191/7), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (52/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (189/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (228/12), Wyoming (23/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Kanawha and Marion counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. Visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 119 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The total number of cases is now 6,973. There were 16 new cases identified in the southeastern counties. McDowell County reported seven, six are in Raleigh County, two in Fayette County and one in Mercer County.

There are 3,831 people who were tested since Sunday morning. Total tests are now 294,902. There are 1,938 active cases and 21 recoveries for a total of 4,918. The cumulative percent positive showed a small rise to 2.36-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.18-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (634/23), Boone (79/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (328/10), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (131/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (80/1), Greenbrier (87/0), Hampshire (74/0), Hancock (98/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (197/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (287/5), Kanawha (838/13), Lewis (26/1), Lincoln (67/1), Logan (154/0), Marion (175/4), Marshall (125/2), Mason (49/0), McDowell (43/1), Mercer (165/0), Mineral (111/2), Mingo (132/2), Monongalia (909/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (31/1), Ohio (255/0), Pendleton (37/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (101/23), Putnam (171/1), Raleigh (189/7), Randolph (202/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (52/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (183/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (225/11), Wyoming (23/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Brooke and Randolph counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. Visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

On July 24, 2020, Gov. Jim Justice announced that DHHR, the agency in charge of reporting the number of COVID-19 cases, will transition from providing twice-daily updates to one report every 24 hours. This became effective August 1, 2020.


10 a.m. Sunday, August 2, 2020 : According to Sunday morning’s DHHR report, there have been 291,071 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,854 total cases and 117 deaths.

The latest victim was a 79 year-old man from Kanawha County. “We join with the family in grieving the passing of this gentleman,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases rose to 1,840 while 4,897 people have recovered from the virus.

25 new cases were reported in Mercer County, 7 new cases in Raleigh, two cases in Greenbrier, 5 in McDowell and two in Wyoming County.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (633/22), Boone (77/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (61/1), Cabell (319/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (129/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (76/1), Greenbrier (87/0), Hampshire (74/0), Hancock (95/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (192/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (284/5), Kanawha (809/13), Lewis (26/1), Lincoln (67/1), Logan (148/0), Marion (172/4), Marshall (123/2), Mason (46/0), McDowell (36/1), Mercer (164/0), Mineral (108/2), Mingo (125/2), Monongalia (900/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (30/1), Ohio (252/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (100/23), Putnam (166/1), Raleigh (183/6), Randolph (204/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (52/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (182/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (224/11), Wyoming (23/0).


10 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020: The Department of Health and Human Resources identified 93 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State since Friday evening.

They will now be releasing number updates in a one time daily report at 10:00 a.m. The active cases rose to 1,761 while more than 4,000 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

Three new cases were reported in Fayette County, six in McDowell, ten in Raleigh and one additional in Mercer.

Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (629/22), Boone (76/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (316/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (129/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (72/1), Greenbrier (85/0), Hampshire (74/0), Hancock (96/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (186/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (282/5), Kanawha (795/13), Lewis (25/1), Lincoln (62/0), Logan (137/0), Marion (168/4), Marshall (122/2), Mason (46/0), McDowell (31/1), Mercer (139/0), Mineral (107/2), Mingo (123/2), Monongalia (893/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (30/1), Ohio (249/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (100/23), Putnam (162/1), Raleigh (176/6), Randolph (204/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (51/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (180/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (223/11), Wyoming (21/0).


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020: Some good news from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on Friday evening. The active cases fell by 1 to 1,711. There were 64 new cases identified bringing the total to 6,642 from 283,848 tests. There were seven in Raleigh County, two in Mercer County and one in Fayette County.

The number of recoveries was up by 65 for a total of 4,815. The cumulative percent positive remained steady at 2.34-percent and the daily percent positive fell to 2.82-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (623/22), Boone (76/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (59/1), Cabell (306/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (126/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (67/1), Greenbrier (85/0), Hampshire (73/0), Hancock (93/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (182/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (283/5), Kanawha (785/13), Lewis (25/1), Lincoln (61/0), Logan (133/0), Marion (166/4), Marshall (122/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (25/1), Mercer (138/0), Mineral (107/2), Mingo (119/2), Monongalia (880/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (30/1), Ohio (248/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (99/23), Putnam (158/1), Raleigh (166/6), Randolph (204/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (51/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (180/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (222/11), Wyoming (20/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.  Such is the case of Nicholas, Preston, Summers, and Wyoming counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020: Deaths from COVID-19 in West Virginia rose to 116 on Friday morning. The latest person to pass away is a 98-year-old man from Raleigh County.

“We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the family and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The number of new cases rose by 156 to 6,578 from 281,451 tests. The cumulative percent positive rose to 2.34-percent with a daily percent positive of 2.94-percent. There are 33 additional cases locally. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports 8 each in Raleigh and Mercer Counties, 5 in McDowell County, two each in Summers and Wyoming Counties and one each in Fayette and Greenbrier Counties. The Virginia Department of Health reports six new cases in Tazewell County.

Active cases in West Virginia rose by 108 to 1,712. There were 47 recoveries reported in the Mountain State.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (620/22), Boone (75/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (59/1), Cabell (303/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (125/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (66/1), Greenbrier (85/0), Hampshire (71/0), Hancock (93/3), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (178/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (282/5), Kanawha (776/13), Lewis (25/1), Lincoln (59/0), Logan (131/0), Marion (166/4), Marshall (120/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (25/1), Mercer (136/0), Mineral (105/2), Mingo (115/2), Monongalia (869/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (31/1), Ohio (246/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (100/23), Putnam (157/1), Raleigh (159/5), Randolph (204/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (7/0), Taylor (51/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (177/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (220/11), Wyoming (21/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


5 p.m. Thursday, July, 30, 2020: Recoveries outpaced new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia on Thursday. In the evening report from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), active cases fell by 18 to 1,604. There were 63 recoveries, bringing the total to 4,703.

There were also three more fatalities in the Mountain State bringing that total to 115. The youngest was a 49-year-old woman from Ohio County. The other two were a 59-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman. They were both from Logan County.

“The passing of these West Virginians is reported with a heavy heart and we extend our sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The total number of cases rose by 48 to 6,422 from 277,343 tests. The cumulative percent positive held steady at 2.32-percent with a daily percent positive of 2.60-percent. There were two new cases each in Mercer and Raleigh Counties and one each in Greenbrier, McDowell and Wyoming Counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (615/22), Boone (71/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (53/1), Cabell (300/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (124/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (65/1), Greenbrier (84/0), Hampshire (70/0), Hancock (89/3), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (175/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (281/5), Kanawha (743/13), Lewis (25/1), Lincoln (55/1), Logan (112/0), Marion (166/4), Marshall (119/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (20/1), Mercer (128/0), Mineral (102/2), Mingo (111/2), Monongalia (853/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (29/1), Ohio (244/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (98/22), Putnam (151/1), Raleigh (151/5), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (45/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (220/11), Wyoming (19/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 48 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning. The total cases rose to 6,374 from 275,284 tests. There was one new case in Raleigh County.

The number of active cases dropped by 3 to 1,622 with 51 people who recovered. The total recoveries stand at 4,640. West Virginia’s cumulative percent positive is up by 1/100th of a percent to 2.32. The daily percent positive is 3.03-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (612/22), Boone (70/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (53/1), Cabell (297/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (124/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (65/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (70/0), Hancock (89/3), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (175/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (734/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (53/2), Logan (108/0), Marion (165/4), Marshall (116/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (19/1), Mercer (126/0), Mineral (102/2), Mingo (110/2), Monongalia (851/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (28/1), Ohio (243/0), Pendleton (34/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (98/22), Putnam (149/1), Raleigh (149/5), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (44/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (219/11), Wyoming (18/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Lincoln and Pendleton counties in this report. 

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020: There were 57 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday evening’s update. There are six additional cases in Raleigh, two in Fayette, and one each in McDowell, Mercer and Wyoming Counties.

The death toll rose to 112, the latest victim is a 74-year-old woman from Mercer County.

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

The total number of cases in the state is 6,326 from 273,988 tests returned. The active cases stand at 1,624 with 4,589 recoveries. Some good news, 78 people have recovered from the virus since Wednesday morning. The cumulative percent positive remains at 2.31-percent with a daily percent positive as of the evening report at 2.64-percent.

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (609/22), Boone (69/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (53/1), Cabell (288/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (124/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (65/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (68/0), Hancock (89/3), Hardy (51/1), Harrison (175/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (716/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (54/2), Logan (106/0), Marion (163/4), Marshall (116/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (19/1), Mercer (126/0), Mineral (100/2), Mingo (109/2), Monongalia (850/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (28/1), Ohio (243/0), Pendleton (35/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (146/1), Raleigh (148/5), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (42/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (219/11), Wyoming (18/0).


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020: Another 66 active cases of COVID-19 are reported in West Virginia on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. There were 96 new cases in the state and 30 recoveries. Mercer County continues to see a surge with 14 new cases. There are four additional cases in Raleigh County and two in McDowell County.

The total number of cases in the state is 6,269 from 271,811 tests. The active cases stand at 1,647 with 4,511 recoveries. The cumulative percent positive rose again to 2.31-percent with a daily percent positive as of the morning report at 3.95-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (609/22), Boone (69/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (52/1), Cabell (282/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (3/0), Fayette (122/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (65/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (67/0), Hancock (88/5), Hardy (51/1), Harrison (170/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (710/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (54/2), Logan (103/0), Marion (158/4), Marshall (114/2), Mason (41/0), McDowell (18/1), Mercer (125/0), Mineral (101/2), Mingo (109/2), Monongalia (839/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (27/1), Ohio (241/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (146/1), Raleigh (142/5), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (42/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (218/11), Wyoming (17/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.  Such is the case of Putnam County in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Another three deaths due to COVID-19 were reported by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Of those, two were in Mercer County, a 77-year old woman and an 87-year old woman. The third is a 60-year-old woman from Preston County.

“We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the families and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 54 new cases identified for a total of 6,173 from 269,704 tests. Among those, four are in Raleigh County, three in Mercer County, two in McDowell County and one in Fayette County. The cumulative percent positive rose slightly to 2.29-percent. The daily percent positive was 3.18 percent on Tuesday evening.

There was some good news as active cases fell by 47 to 1,581. That was largely due to 100 recoveries being reported across the Mountain State. Here is the breakdown of cases:

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (605/22), Boone (68/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (51/1), Cabell (281/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (122/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (46/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (67/0), Hancock (87/5), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (168/1), Jackson (155/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (699/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (52/2), Logan (98/0), Marion (155/4), Marshall (111/2), Mason (41/0), McDowell (18/1), Mercer (111/0), Mineral (99/2), Mingo (106/2), Monongalia (829/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (26/1), Ohio (241/0), Pendleton (30/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (152/1), Raleigh (138/4), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (39/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (176/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (218/11), Wyoming (17/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Preston County in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020: A major spike in COVID-19 cases is reported in Mercer County. There were 65 new cases across West Virginia. Among those were 17 in Mercer County, three in Fayette, two in Raleigh, and one each in Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties.

The total cases in the Mountain State on the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Tuesday morning report was 6,119 of 268,039 tests. The cumulative positive percent remained at 2.28-percent and the daily percent positive rose to 2.62-percent. There were two new deaths reported. There were an 87-year old woman from Wood County and a 47-year old woman from Berkeley County.

“We join with these families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases rose by 12 for 1,628 which there were 49 recoveries for a total of 4,381. Here are the county breakdowns:

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (600/22), Boone (68/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (51/1), Cabell (281/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (121/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (42/1), Greenbrier (83/0), Hampshire (65/0), Hancock (86/5), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (165/1), Jackson (154/0), Jefferson (280/5), Kanawha (697/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (51/2), Logan (93/0), Marion (155/4), Marshall (109/2), Mason (41/0), McDowell (16/1), Mercer (108/0), Mineral (96/2), Mingo (104/2), Monongalia (824/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (26/1), Ohio (241/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (98/22), Putnam (152/1), Raleigh (134/4), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (38/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (34/2), Wayne (174/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (218/11), Wyoming (17/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


5 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020: West Virginia reached the 6,000 mark of coronavirus cases in the latest update from the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources.

55 more cases were reported Monday evening, bringing West Virginia’s exact total to 6,054. The death toll remains at 106, and the cumulative percent positive stayed at 2.28-percent. Locally, nine new cases were confirmed, including Fayette (1), McDowell (2), Mercer (4), Raleigh (1), and Wyoming (1) counties.

However, there are 70 less active cases in the state, and 164 more West Virginians recovered from the virus, including in Fayette (2), Monroe (4), and Raleigh (5) counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (598/22), Boone (68/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (49/1), Cabell (277/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (118/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (42/1), Greenbrier (82/0), Hampshire (64/0), Hancock (84/5), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (163/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (279/5), Kanawha (694/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (50/2), Logan (92/0), Marion (155/4), Marshall (107/2), Mason (41/0), McDowell (16/1), Mercer (91/0), Mineral (96/2), Mingo (102/2), Monongalia (822/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (26/1), Ohio (229/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (98/22), Putnam (149/1), Raleigh (132/4), Randolph (202/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (38/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (34/2), Wayne (174/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (218/11), Wyoming (17/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed three more deaths from COVID-19. A 60-year old female from Wyoming County, an 84-year old female from Mineral County and a 93-year old female from Brooke County lost their lives to the virus. 106 West Virginians have died from COVID-19

The state is nearing 6,000 cases as 39 new cases were reported this morning bringing the total to 5,999. The cumulative percent positive remained the same Monday morning at 2.28-percent.

Two new cases were reported in Mercer County, and one new case in Raleigh and Summers Counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (598/20), Boone (70/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (47/1), Cabell (278/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (117/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (42/1), Greenbrier (82/0), Hampshire (62/0), Hancock (81/4), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (161/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (279/5), Kanawha (683/13), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (49/2), Logan (89/0), Marion (156/4), Marshall (98/2), Mason (41/0), McDowell (14/1), Mercer (87/0), Mineral (97/2), Mingo (99/2), Monongalia (814/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (23/1), Ohio (230/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (98/22), Putnam (148/1), Raleigh (131/4), Randolph (202/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (39/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (34/2), Wayne (175/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (214/10), Wyoming (16/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)– 5 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports 73 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State since Sunday morning’s report bringing the total positive cases to 5,960.

Recoveries continued to increase slightly to 4,168 while active cases are now at 1,689. The daily percent positive is 3.01-percent, while the cumulative percent positive is 2.28-percent.

Four new cases were reported in Raleigh County. Three new cases in Fayette County, and one new case in Greenbrier, Mercer, Summers and Wyoming Counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (593/19), Boone (70/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (47/1), Cabell (277/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (117/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (41/1), Greenbrier (82/0), Hampshire (58/0), Hancock (81/4), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (161/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (279/5), Kanawha (680/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (47/2), Logan (89/0), Marion (155/4), Marshall (98/2), Mason (40/0), McDowell (14/1), Mercer (85/0), Mineral (96/2), Mingo (95/2), Monongalia (811/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (23/1), Ohio (230/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (98/22), Putnam (146/1), Raleigh (130/4), Randolph (202/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (5/0), Taylor (39/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (174/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (213/10), Wyoming (16/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Mason County in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m.. Sunday, July 26, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State since Saturday evening’s report bringing the total positive cases to 5,887.

Recoveries increased slightly to 4,141 while active cases are now at 1,643. Right now the largest percentage of West Virginian’s testing positive are between the ages of 20-29.

No new cases were reported in any of the nine counties in our viewing area.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (589/19), Boone (70/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (47/1), Cabell (272/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (2/0), Fayette (114/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (40/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (56/0), Hancock (81/4), Hardy (50/1), Harrison (159/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (275/5), Kanawha (671/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (46/2), Logan (86/0), Marion (154/4), Marshall (97/1), Mason (41/0), McDowell (14/1), Mercer (84/0), Mineral (94/2), Mingo (91/2), Monongalia (801/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (230/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (139/1), Raleigh (126/4), Randolph (201/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (4/0), Taylor (38/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (173/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (212/10), Wyoming (15/0).

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)5 p.m.. Saturday, July 25, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 49 news cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State since Saturday morning’s report. That brings the state total to 5,821.

The death toll sits at 103.

Some good news, recoveries continued to rise by 37 people Saturday evening, bringing the states total of recoveries to 4,115. Active cases across the Mountain state rose from Saturday mornings report to 1,603.

The cumulative percent positive rose a slightly to 2.27-percent, while the daily percent positive is 2.81-percent.

Five new cases were reported in Raleigh, three in Mercer, and two in Fayette County.

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (589/19), Boone (70/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (47/1), Cabell (259/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (1/0), Fayette (114/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (38/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (56/0), Hancock (79/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (156/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (275/5), Kanawha (655/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (46/2), Logan (76/0), Marion (153/4), Marshall (96/1), Mason (40/0), McDowell (14/1), Mercer (84/0), Mineral (93/2), Mingo (85/2), Monongalia (800/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (228/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (97/22), Putnam (135/1), Raleigh (126/4), Randolph (201/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (4/0), Taylor (38/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (173/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (211/10), Wyoming (15/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Braxton County in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 77 news cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State. That brings the state total to 5,772.

Some good news, recoveries continued to rise by 65 people, bringing the states total of recoveries to 4,078. There are currently 1,591 active cases in the Mountain State. The cumulative percent positive rose a slightly to 2,26-percent.

Two new cases were reported in Mercer and Raleigh Counties, and one new case in Fayette and Monroe Counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (589/19), Boone (69/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (45/1), Cabell (258/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (112/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (38/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (55/0), Hancock (81/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (154/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (274/5), Kanawha (648/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (44/2), Logan (72/0), Marion (149/4), Marshall (94/1), Mason (40/0), McDowell (13/1), Mercer (81/0), Mineral (89/2), Mingo (81/2), Monongalia (799/15), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (227/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (95/22), Putnam (135/1), Raleigh (121/4), Randolph (201/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (4/0), Taylor (39/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (173/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (211/10), Wyoming (15/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Braxton County in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State. That brings the state total to 5,695.

Recoveries nearly doubled since the Friday morning update with 67 people recovered from the virus. The total number of recoveries stands at 4,013. The cumulative percent positive rate remains at 2.25-percent.

Two new cases were reported in Summers, one new case in Raleigh Counties.

 (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (585/19), Boone (69/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (42/1), Cabell (248/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (111/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (37/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (55/0), Hancock (80/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (152/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (273/5), Kanawha (641/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (36/2), Logan (66/0), Marion (148/4), Marshall (94/1), Mason (38/0), McDowell (13/1), Mercer (79/0), Mineral (87/2), Mingo (79/2), Monongalia (797/15), Monroe (17/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (217/0), Pendleton (27/1), Pleasants (6/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (94/21), Putnam (132/1), Raleigh (119/4), Randolph (201/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (4/0), Taylor (37/1), Tucker (8/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (173/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (209/11), Wyoming (15/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Hampshire and McDowell counties in this report.

Please note delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) –10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 5,653 total cases of COVID-19. That is up 103 from Thursdays evening update.

There were 33 people who recovered from the illness bringing that total to 3,946. The cumulative percent positive is 2.25-percent with a daily percent positive rose to 4.81-percent.

Four new cases in Fayette, two in McDowell and Raleigh, one in Mercer and Monroe Counties.

 (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (28/0), Berkeley (579/19), Boone (67/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (42/1), Cabell (243/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (111/0), Gilmer (14/0), Grant (37/1), Greenbrier (82/0), Hampshire (55/0), Hancock (80/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (152/1), Jackson (153/0), Jefferson (273/5), Kanawha (641/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (38/1), Logan (66/0), Marion (146/4), Marshall (93/1), Mason (38/0), McDowell (13/0), Mercer (79/0), Mineral (87/2), Mingo (77/2), Monongalia (791/15), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (217/0), Pendleton (25/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (93/21), Putnam (132/1), Raleigh (118/4), Randolph (199/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (35/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (11/0), Upshur (34/2), Wayne (166/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (208/11), Wyoming (15/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Hampshire and McDowell counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) – 5 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020: Good news on Thursday evening as the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced a decrease in active COVID-19 cases. During the evening report, the number of active cases fell by 73 to 1,534.

There were 142 people who recovered from the illness bringing that total to 3,913. The DHHR reported 70 new cases of COVID for a total of 5,550 from 250,942 tests. The cumulative percent positive held steady at 2.21-percent with a daily percent positive of 2.14-percent. There was also another fatality, a 55-year-old woman from Mason County.

“Deepest sympathies are extended to the family for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR.

Locally to southeastern WV counties there were eight new cases. There were three in Wyoming County, two each in Raleigh and Mercer County and one in Greenbrier County.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (27/0), Berkeley (577/19), Boone (64/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (41/1), Cabell (241/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (107/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (37/1), Greenbrier (82/0), Hampshire (54/0), Hancock (76/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (150/1), Jackson (151/0), Jefferson (272/5), Kanawha (594/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (37/1), Logan (63/0), Marion (146/4), Marshall (91/1), Mason (32/0), McDowell (11/0), Mercer (78/0), Mineral (85/2), Mingo (76/2), Monongalia (791/15), Monroe (17/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (216/0), Pendleton (25/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (93/21), Putnam (126/1), Raleigh (116/4), Randolph (199/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (35/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (33/2), Wayne (166/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (207/11), Wyoming (15/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Hampshire and McDowell counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Thursday, July 23,2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning. The total number of cases is 5,480 from 247,498 tests.

Active cases in the mountain state are up 13 to 1,607. The cumulative percent positive held steady at 2.21-percent with a daily percent positive of 2.85-percent. There were six recoveries for a total of 3,771.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (27/0), Berkeley (570/19), Boone (63/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (41/1), Cabell (240/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (107/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (35/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (55/0), Hancock (65/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (148/1), Jackson (151/0), Jefferson (270/5), Kanawha (589/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (37/0), Logan (59/0), Marion (144/4), Marshall (89/1), Mason (32/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (76/0), Mineral (84/2), Mingo (73/2), Monongalia (784/15), Monroe (17/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (210/0), Pendleton (25/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (93/21), Putnam (125/1), Raleigh (114/4), Randolph (199/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (34/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (32/2), Wayne (164/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (205/11), Wyoming (12/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Cabell, Hancock, Jefferson, Putnam, and Randolph counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


5 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Thousands of tests were returned to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on Wednesday evening. The number of new positive cases rose by 255 from 5,019 tests. The total cases reported is 5,461 from 247,291 tests.

There were 17 new cases across the southeastern West Virginia Counties. Raleigh County had six new cases, there were five in Fayette, two in Mercer and one each in Greenbrier, McDowell, Monroe and Wyoming Counties.

The death toll rose to 102. The DHHR confirmed a 79-year old man from Fayette County is the latest fatality.

“Each tragic death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We send our deepest sympathy to this family.”

Despite the surge in positive cases, active cases rose only 114. That is because there were 140 recoveries reported. The total active cases is 1,594 and recoveries stand at 3,765.

The cumulative percent positive is up to 2.21 percent. The critical number there is 3-percent according to Governor Jim Justice who said he would begin shutting things down if it rises that high. The daily percent positive on Wednesday evening is 2.48-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (27/0), Berkeley (568/19), Boone (63/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (40/1), Cabell (251/9), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (107/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (34/1), Greenbrier (81/0), Hampshire (55/0), Hancock (66/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (148/1), Jackson (151/0), Jefferson (271/5), Kanawha (584/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (35/0), Logan (53/0), Marion (142/4), Marshall (87/1), Mason (32/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (76/0), Mineral (83/2), Mingo (71/2), Monongalia (775/15), Monroe (17/1), Morgan (24/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (210/0), Pendleton (24/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (93/21), Putnam (126/1), Raleigh (114/4), Randolph (200/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (34/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (32/2), Wayne (164/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (205/11), Wyoming (12/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020: It may be small, but the cumulative positive rate in West Virginia fell again on Wednesday morning. It fell by 0.01 to 2.15-percent. The daily percent positive was at 1.06-percent.

The fall in numbers was reflected in the number of cases reported by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). There were seven new cases bringing that total to 5,206 out of 242,262 laboratory tests returned. One of those cases was in Fayette County.

Active cases fell by 72 to 1,480. There were 79 recoveries reported for a total of 3,625.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (26/0), Berkeley (550/19), Boone (59/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (39/1), Cabell (220/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (102/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (25/1), Greenbrier (80/0), Hampshire (51/0), Hancock (64/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (142/1), Jackson (150/0), Jefferson (269/5), Kanawha (540/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (30/0), Logan (49/0), Marion (139/4), Marshall (85/1), Mason (30/0), McDowell (11/0), Mercer (74/0), Mineral (76/2), Mingo (63/2), Monongalia (752/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (21/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (181/0), Pendleton (20/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (92/22), Putnam (116/1), Raleigh (108/3), Randolph (200/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (30/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (32/2), Wayne (160/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (204/10), Wyoming (11/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Mason County in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


5 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020: Active cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia fell by 17 to 1,552 on Tuesday evening. This comes as recoveries exceed new cases. There were 55 recoveries reported by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). That brings the total to 3,546.

The Daily Percent Positive is 1.77-percent with 38 new cases reported. The total cases is 5,199 from 240,201 laboratory tests. The cumulative percent positive was steady from Tuesday morning at 2.16-percent.

New cases of the virus were identified in three southeastern WV counties. There were three in Wyoming County and one each in Fayette and Pocahontas Counties.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (26/0), Berkeley (550/19), Boone (59/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (39/1), Cabell (220/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (101/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (25/1), Greenbrier (80/0), Hampshire (51/0), Hancock (64/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (142/1), Jackson (150/0), Jefferson (269/5), Kanawha (539/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (30/0), Logan (49/0), Marion (138/4), Marshall (83/1), Mason (32/0), McDowell (11/0), Mercer (74/0), Mineral (76/2), Mingo (62/2), Monongalia (751/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (21/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (181/0), Pendleton (19/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (92/22), Putnam (116/1), Raleigh (108/3), Randolph (200/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (30/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (160/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (204/10), Wyoming (11/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.


10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020: The number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia dropped by seven on Tuesday morning. Active cases are reported at 1,569. This was accompanied by a drop in both the cumulative and daily percentages:

  • Cumulative Percent Positive: 2.16-percent – down 0.03 from Monday evening
  • Daily Percent Positive: 1.42-percent – down 3.46 from Monday evening

The number of recoveries is up. There were 25 people who recovered overnight. The total recoveries now stands at 3,491.

There were 19 new cases reported by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The total cases is now 5,161 with 239,341 tests returned. Raleigh County reported three additional cases in their area.

There was also another death reported in West Virginia, bringing that total to 101. The victim was a 67-year old woman from Cabell County.

“Our sincere sympathy is extended to this family for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (26/0), Berkeley (549/19), Boone (58/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (38/1), Cabell (218/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (100/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (25/1), Greenbrier (80/0), Hampshire (51/0), Hancock (61/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (141/1), Jackson (149/0), Jefferson (269/5), Kanawha (534/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (30/0), Logan (47/0), Marion (136/4), Marshall (82/1), Mason (30/0), McDowell (11/0), Mercer (74/0), Mineral (76/2), Mingo (60/2), Monongalia (748/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (21/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (179/0), Pendleton (19/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (38/1), Preston (92/22), Putnam (115/1), Raleigh (108/3), Randolph (200/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (29/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (160/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (203/9), Wyoming (8/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Cabell and Fayette counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

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