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CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms 15 new deaths in the past 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 1,776.

Among these deaths are of a 72-year old male from Marshall County, a 73-year old male from Wood County, a 75-year old female from Berkeley County, a 70-year old female from Wood County, a 96-year old female from Ohio County, a 62-year old male from Raleigh County, an 88-year old female from Hardy County, a 73-year old male from Upshur County, an 84-year old male from Lewis County, a 79-year old female from Fayette County, an 81-year old male from Brooke County, a 95-year old male from Hardy County, an 89-year old female from Brooke County, a 92-year old female from Monongalia County, and an 85-year old male from Marshall County.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for the families and friends of these West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We offer our deepest sympathies to these families.”

The DHHR reports a 697 increase of COVID-19 cases in the Mountain State, putting current total of coronavirus cases at 108,821. Active cases went down to 26,858, an decrease of 669 since Saturday morning’s update. The daily percent positive rose to 5.07-percent. The cumulative percent positive rose as well, sitting at 5.48-percent.

Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 8
  • Greenbrier: 46
  • McDowell: 4
  • Mercer: 12
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 8
  • Raleigh: 17
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 21

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (998), Berkeley (7,982), Boone (1,285), Braxton (686), Brooke (1,741), Cabell (6,410), Calhoun (188), Clay (299), Doddridge (363), Fayette (2,151), Gilmer (532), Grant (919), Greenbrier (2,037), Hampshire (1,228), Hancock (2,317), Hardy (1,083), Harrison (3,971), Jackson (1,467), Jefferson (2,981), Kanawha (10,239), Lewis (719), Lincoln (1021), Logan (2,111), Marion (2,843), Marshall (2,538), Mason (1,325), McDowell (1,135), Mercer (3,675), Mineral (2,313), Mingo (1,757), Monongalia (6,432), Monroe (796), Morgan (813), Nicholas (935), Ohio (3,037), Pendleton (459), Pleasants (710), Pocahontas (509), Preston (2,213), Putnam (3,496), Raleigh (3,611), Randolph (1,929), Ritchie (494), Roane (399), Summers (629), Taylor (891), Tucker (417), Tyler (488), Upshur (1,268), Wayne (2,100), Webster (219), Wetzel (881), Wirt (291), Wood (6,070), Wyoming (1,420).


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms 28 new deaths in the past 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 1,761.

Among these deaths are a 66-year old male from Summers County, a 78-year old male from Tucker County, a 76-year old female from Hancock County, an 89-year old female from Hancock County, a 65-year old male from Hancock County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, a 90-year old female from Hancock County, an 82-year old male from Jackson County, a 79-year old female from Upshur County, a 56-year old female from Barbour County, a 72-year old male from Cabell County, a 92-year old male from Mercer County, a 74-year old female from Harrison County, a 93-year old male from Hancock County, an 87-year old female from Hancock County, a 69-year old male from Kanawha County, a 95-year old female from Hancock County, a 72-year old female from McDowell County, a 79-year old female from Brooke County, a 93-year old female from Hancock County, an 86-year old female from Fayette County, a 93-year old female from Ohio County, an 84-year old female from Ohio County, an 83-year old female from Doddridge County, an 80-year old male from Kanawha County, an 85-year old female from Wayne County, an 88-year old female from Wood County, and a 56-year old male from Cabell County.

“The toll this virus has taken on our state also weighs heavily on our medical providers,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we remember each life and each family, we also remember those fighting to save them.”

The DHHR reports a 1,475 increase COVID-19 cases in the Mountain State, putting current total of coronavirus cases at 108,124. Active cases are up to 27,254, an increase of 238 since Friday morning’s update. The daily percent positive dropped to 4.54 percent. The cumulative percent positive stayed the same, sitting at 5.46 percent.

Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 27
  • Greenbrier: 13
  • McDowell: 6
  • Mercer: 47
  • Monroe: 9
  • Pocahontas: 37
  • Raleigh: 89
  • Summers: 15
  • Wyoming: 18

On the DHHR’s County Alert System, McDowell County moved from Gold to Yellow. Summers County moved from Red into the Orange. Fayette County is now in the Gold.

Out of the 127,931 vaccine doses received by the state of West Virginia, 22,966 West Virginians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (987), Berkeley (7,920), Boone (1,282), Braxton (674), Brooke (1,735), Cabell (6,383), Calhoun (187), Clay (300), Doddridge (342), Fayette (2,143), Gilmer (531), Grant (916), Greenbrier (2,024), Hampshire (1,217), Hancock (2,291), Hardy (1,078), Harrison (3,935), Jackson (1,452), Jefferson (2,964), Kanawha (10,176), Lewis (714), Lincoln (1015), Logan (2,104), Marion (2,801), Marshall (2,534), Mason (1,316), McDowell (1,131), Mercer (3,663), Mineral (2,305), Mingo (1,735), Monongalia (6,401), Monroe (793), Morgan (811), Nicholas (925), Ohio (3,025), Pendleton (450), Pleasants (710), Pocahontas (501), Preston (2,206), Putnam (3,475), Raleigh (3,594), Randolph (1,921), Ritchie (492), Roane (393), Summers (625), Taylor (889), Tucker (416), Tyler (481), Upshur (1,260), Wayne (2,089), Webster (219), Wetzel (873), Wirt (288), Wood (6,033), Wyoming (1,399).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 County in this report.

The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov and shows the total number of vaccines administered. Please see the vaccine summary tab for more detailed information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,711,796 total confirmatory lab results results received for COVID-19, with 106,649 total cases. This is a 1,430 case increase since Thursday’s update.

There were 1,628 additional West Virginians to recover from the virus. This brings total number of recoveries across WV up to 77,900. The DHHR confirmed 31 more deaths related to the coronavirus, putting the total numbers of deaths at 1,733.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 86-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 86-year old female from Monongalia County, a 73-year old male from Marion County, a 90-year old female from Mercer County, an 87-year old female from Mercer County, a 67-year old male from Upshur County, a 92-year old male from Ohio County, a 72-year old male from Pleasants County, a 93-year old female from Wood County, a 94-year old female from Cabell County, a 78-year old female from Gilmer County, a 90-year old female from Wood County, a 47-year old female from Raleigh County, a 91-year old female from Wood County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, a 72-year old male from Wetzel County, an 81-year old male from Berkeley County, a 77-year old female from Lewis County, a 95-year old female from Ohio County, an 89-year old male from Wood County, a 95-year old male from Cabell County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Tucker County, a 98-year old female from Wood County, a 71-year old male from Logan County, a 93-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 84-year old female from Kanawha County, an 88-year old male from Pleasants County, a 52-year old male from Marion County, an 80-year old male from Putnam County, and an 80-year old female from Putnam County.

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

The DHHR reports a drop in active cases by 229, putting current total of active cases in WV at 27,016. The daily percent positive rose to 5.17 percent. The cumulative percent positive continues to steadily increase, sitting at 5.46.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 31
  • Greenbrier: 17
  • McDowell: 11
  • Mercer: 21
  • Monroe: 8
  • Pocahontas: 13
  • Raleigh: 79
  • Summers: 14
  • Wyoming: 18

Summers County moved to red on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Greenbrier County is now colored orange after being in the red yesterday.

Of the 132,700 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine received by WV, 88.4 percent of these doses have been administered. There have been a total of 28,275 second round vaccines received, with 76.4 percent of these doses having been administered.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,005), Berkeley (7,839), Boone (1,266), Braxton (666), Brooke (1,719), Cabell (6,319), Calhoun (185), Clay (295), Doddridge (334), Fayette (2,116), Gilmer (514), Grant (910), Greenbrier (1,978), Hampshire (1,209), Hancock (2,265), Hardy (1,048), Harrison (3,862), Jackson (1,442), Jefferson (2,937), Kanawha (10,094), Lewis (705), Lincoln (997), Logan (2,073), Marion (2,714), Marshall (2,492), Mason (1,307), McDowell (1,125), Mercer (3,616), Mineral (2,291), Mingo (1,703), Monongalia (6,311), Monroe (784), Morgan (800), Nicholas (893), Ohio (2,991), Pendleton (430), Pleasants (704), Pocahontas (464), Preston (2,167), Putnam (3,444), Raleigh (3,505), Randolph (1,844), Ritchie (488), Roane (391), Summers (610), Taylor (881), Tucker (409), Tyler (472), Upshur (1,237), Wayne (2,056), Webster (216), Wetzel (868), Wirt (284), Wood (5,993), Wyoming (1,381).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 County in this report.

The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov and shows the total number of vaccines administered. Please see the vaccine summary tab for more detailed information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021: Another 31 West Virginians have passed away from COVID-19. That brings the total deaths in the Mountain State to 1,702. Among the fatalities are two each from Mercer and Raleigh Counties and one from Wyoming County.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 95-year old female from Mercer County, a 79-year old female from Wood County, an 88-year old female from Mercer County, a 96-year old female from Harrison County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, a 68-year old male from Harrison County, a 72-year old male from Monongalia County, a 91-year old female from Jackson County, a 67-year old male from Raleigh County, a 72-year old male from Wyoming County, a 96-year old female from Kanawha County, a 40-year old female from Raleigh County, an 84-year old female from Cabell County, a 71-year old male from Wood County, a 79-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old male from Berkeley County, a 90-year old female from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old female from Wood County, an 89-year old female from Hancock County, a 91-year old female from Upshur County, an 80-year old male from Mason County, a 79-year old male from Monongalia County, a 79-year old male from Marion County, an 87-year old female from Jackson County, a 98-year old female from Wood County, an 89-year old male from Berkeley County, a 49-year old male from Boone County, an 84-year old female from Jefferson County, a 39-year old male from Harrison County, and a 77-year old male from Cabell County.

“As we face another difficult day, we must renew our efforts to practice the prevention measures that can stop the spread of this deadly virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. 

The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced the active cases dropped for the third day in a row. They fell by 737 to 27,245. There were 1,533 people who recovered from the virus for a total of 76,272.

There were 827 new cases identified in West Virginia. The number cases since the pandemic began is now 105,219. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 6
  • Greenbrier: 25
  • McDowell: 12
  • Mercer: 36
  • Monroe: 17
  • Pocahontas: 13
  • Raleigh: 26
  • Summers: 7
  • Wyoming: 10

The cumulative percent positive remained steady for the first time in days at 5.44. The daily percent positive fell to 4.94-percent. There are now three counties in Gold on the County Alert System. Also there are 19 counties in Orange including Fayette, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,118), Berkeley (7,764), Boone (1,248), Braxton (652), Brooke (1,694), Cabell (6,220), Calhoun (183), Clay (291), Doddridge (327), Fayette (2,085), Gilmer (512), Grant (899), Greenbrier (1,961), Hampshire (1,192), Hancock (2,240), Hardy (1,017), Harrison (3,812), Jackson (1,433), Jefferson (2,893), Kanawha (10,008), Lewis (685), Lincoln (970), Logan (2,034), Marion (2,640), Marshall (2,465), Mason (1,265), McDowell (1,114), Mercer (3,595), Mineral (2,288), Mingo (1,689), Monongalia (6,244), Monroe (776), Morgan (795), Nicholas (879), Ohio (2,945), Pendleton (418), Pleasants (701), Pocahontas (451), Preston (2,117), Putnam (3,407), Raleigh (3,426), Randolph (1,677), Ritchie (476), Roane (380), Summers (596), Taylor (875), Tucker (405), Tyler (459), Upshur (1,215), Wayne (2,041), Webster (215), Wetzel (853), Wirt (272), Wood (5,939), Wyoming (1,363).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 and Wirt counties in this report.

The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov and shows the total number of vaccines administered. Please see the vaccine summary tab for more detailed information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,676,606 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 104,392 total cases. This is a 1,189 case increase since yesterday’s update.

The DHHR reports that a total of 16,434 West Virginians have been fully vaccinated since doses became available. There have been 100,696 first doses administered across WV. Active cases in WV dropped by 595, putting the total number of active cases at 27,982.

There were 1,747 West Virginians to recover from the virus. The recovery total since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 74,739. The DHHR reported that 37 more West Virginians passed away due to the virus. The total number of deaths across the state has reached 1,671.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 81-year old female from Wood County, a 75-year old male from Berkeley County, a 70-year old female from Brooke County, a 77-year old female from Wood County, a 96-year old female from Kanawha County, a 69-year old male from Berkeley County, a 72-year old female from Pendleton County, an 87-year old female from Wood County, a 60-year old male from Hancock County, a 54-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Raleigh County, a 74-year old female from Boone County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, a 72-year old female from Logan County, an 88-year old male from Ohio County, a 78-year old female from Mason County, a 58-year old male from Boone County, a 68-year old male from Hancock County, an 81-year old male from Kanawha County, a73-year old male from Pleasants County, a 79-year old female from Mineral County, a 73-year old female from Ritchie County, a 77-year old male from Hancock County, an 82-year old female from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Hardy County, an 86-year old female from Hampshire County, a 77-year old male from Pleasants County, a 68-year old male from Hancock County, a 76-year old female from Upshur County, a 77-year old female from Kanawha County, a 45-year old female from Wayne County, a 93-year old female from Hancock County, a 73-year old female from Lewis County, an 83-year old female from Berkeley County, a 67-year old male from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Marion County, and a 96-year old male from Summers County.

“Though we may tire of the restrictions of the pandemic, we must never forget that measures for prevention mean lives saved,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We counter the devastation of COVID-19 by continuing to wear masks, wash hands, social distance, and obtain our vaccine when available.”

The daily percent positive is currently sitting at 9.09 percent. The cumulative percent positive continues to rise, reaching 5.44 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases throughout the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 16
  • Greenbrier: 22
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 25
  • Monroe: 2
  • Pocahontas: 13
  • Raleigh: 44
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 14

Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, and Raleigh Counties are colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,129), Berkeley (7,688), Boone (1,239), Braxton (643), Brooke (1,680), Cabell (6,184), Calhoun (178), Clay (289), Doddridge (325), Fayette (2,079), Gilmer (510), Grant (896), Greenbrier (1,936), Hampshire (1,188), Hancock (2,228), Hardy (1,015), Harrison (3,789), Jackson (1,425), Jefferson (2,861), Kanawha (9,933), Lewis (677), Lincoln (962), Logan (2,018), Marion (2,612), Marshall (2,454), Mason (1,250), McDowell (1,102), Mercer (3,559), Mineral (2,270), Mingo (1,678), Monongalia (6,217), Monroe (759), Morgan (790), Nicholas (869), Ohio (2,931), Pendleton (413), Pleasants (698), Pocahontas (438), Preston (2,083), Putnam (3,399), Raleigh (3,400), Randolph (1,639), Ritchie (469), Roane (375), Summers (589), Taylor (861), Tucker (405), Tyler (455), Upshur (1,203), Wayne (2,025), Webster (201), Wetzel (848), Wirt (273), Wood (5,902), Wyoming (1,353).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov and shows the total number of vaccines administered.

Please see the vaccine summary tab for more detailed information.


CHARLESTON,WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 295 more West Virginians have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for a total of 13,769. An additional 1,411 first doses were administered as well.

There were 40 people who passed away from the virus since Monday’s report. The number of deaths in the Mountain State is now 1,634.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 85-year old female from Putnam County, a 77-year old female from Marion County, a 55-year old male from Cabell County, a 77-year old female from Lewis County, an 85-year old male from Wyoming County, a 72-year old male from Mercer County, a 78-year old female from Mason County, a 75-year old male from Harrison County, a 57-year old male from Cabell County, a 72-year old female from Upshur County, an 83-year old female from Gilmer County, an 84-year old female from Boone County, a 96-year old female from Wood County, a 67-year old male from Mercer County, a 78-year old male from Randolph County, a 64-year old male from Gilmer County, a 58-year old male from Tyler County, an 84-year old female from Wayne County, a 72-year old female from Brooke County, a 95-year old male from Mason County, a 67-year old male from Monongalia County, a 75-year old male from Pleasants County, 96-year old female from Jackson County, an 82-year old female from Jackson County, a 57-year old female from Mercer County, a 65-year old female from Jackson County, a 76-year old female from Jackson County, a 79-year old male from Lewis County, a 92-year old male from Wood County, an 82-year old male from Jackson County, a 59-year old female from Marion County, an 87-year old male from Monongalia County, a 66-year old male from Jackson County, a 90-year old male from Wood County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 59-year old female from Grant County, a 79-year old male from Monongalia County, an 85-year old female from Randolph County, a 79-year old male from Jefferson County, and a 64-year old female from Monongalia County.

“The loss of additional lives is painful to report,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.  “To these families, we extend our deepest sympathy and commitment to continue working to end transmission of this deadly virus.”

The number of active cases in West Virginia dropped by 680 cases to 28,577. New cases rose by 921 to 103,203 since the pandemic began. There are 72,992 people who recovered, an increase of 1,561. Here is the breakdown of new cases by county:

  • Fayette: 11
  • Greenbrier: 37
  • McDowell: 4
  • Mercer: 26
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 6
  • Raleigh: 33
  • Summers: 11
  • Wyoming: 6

The cumulative percent positive is now 5.40, while the daily percent positive dropped slightly to 8.63. There are now 14 counties including Wyoming in Orange on the County Alert System map. McDowell and Clay Counties remain in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,088), Berkeley (7,597), Boone (1,228), Braxton (633), Brooke (1,654), Cabell (6,101), Calhoun (177), Clay (288), Doddridge (320), Fayette (2,063), Gilmer (506), Grant (882), Greenbrier (1,914), Hampshire (1,175), Hancock (2,200), Hardy (1,011), Harrison (3,742), Jackson (1,411), Jefferson (2,828), Kanawha (9,853), Lewis (663), Lincoln (954), Logan (1,992), Marion (2,580), Marshall (2,433), Mason (1,232), McDowell (1,095), Mercer (3,534), Mineral (2,264), Mingo (1,666), Monongalia (6,157), Monroe (757), Morgan (784), Nicholas (856), Ohio (2,906), Pendleton (410), Pleasants (692), Pocahontas (425), Preston (2,043), Putnam (3,348), Raleigh (3,356), Randolph (1,589), Ritchie (465), Roane (365), Summers (585), Taylor (853), Tucker (403), Tyler (447), Upshur (1,188), Wayne (1,993), Webster (198), Wetzel (833), Wirt (270), Wood (5,857), Wyoming (1,339).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Tucker County in this report.

The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov and shows the total number of vaccines administered. Please see the vaccine summary tab for more detailed information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,654,561 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 29,257 total cases across WV. This is a 1,070 since yesterday’s DHHR update.

There were 1,049 more West Virginians to recover from the virus. The total number of recoveries are up to 71,431. The DHHR confirmed 12 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in WV have reached 1,594.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths a 92-year old male from Hancock County, an 84-year old male from Wayne County, an 87-year old female from Fayette County, an 88-year old female from Berkeley County, a 78-year old female from Hancock County, a 75-year old male from Hancock County, an 81-year old male from Hancock County, a 100-year old male from Ohio County, an 85-year old female from Fayette County, an 87-year old male from Lewis County, a 60-year old male from Cabell County, and a 57-year old male from Wood County.

“As we share this sad news, we pause to remember each West Virginian,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.  “Each life lost is one too many, and we must do everything we can to stop the pandemic.”

There was only a nine case increase when it came to active cases across WV. This puts the total number of active cases at 29,257. The daily percent positive currently sits at 8.77 percent. The cumulative percent positive continues to steadily rise, sitting at 5.38 percent.

The DHHR reports there have been 1,426 additional vaccine doses administered throughout West Virginia. Of the 109,440 vaccine doses received by the Mountain State, a total of 92,070 doses have been administered.

Here is a breakdown of the active cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 21
  • Greenbrier: 54
  • McDowell: 4
  • Mercer: 34
  • Monroe: 10
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 62
  • Summers: 13
  • Wyoming: 6

McDowell County is colored gold on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,083), Berkeley (7,538), Boone (1,215), Braxton (632), Brooke (1,643), Cabell (6,066), Calhoun (174), Clay (286), Doddridge (316), Fayette (2,052), Gilmer (494), Grant (879), Greenbrier (1,877), Hampshire (1,164), Hancock (2,173), Hardy (995), Harrison (3,681), Jackson (1,392), Jefferson (2,795), Kanawha (9,776), Lewis (654), Lincoln (947), Logan (1,965), Marion (2,546), Marshall (2,421), Mason (1,218), McDowell (1,091), Mercer (3,508), Mineral (2,259), Mingo (1,656), Monongalia (6,110), Monroe (756), Morgan (781), Nicholas (834), Ohio (2,884), Pendleton (405), Pleasants (690), Pocahontas (419), Preston (2,024), Putnam (3,335), Raleigh (3,323), Randolph (1,565), Ritchie (462), Roane (361), Summers (574), Taylor (846), Tucker (406), Tyler (441), Upshur (1,180), Wayne (1,972), Webster (195), Wetzel (816), Wirt (268), Wood (5,806), and Wyoming (1,333).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 County in this report.

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports a total of 101, 212 COVID-19 cases. There were 1,643, 013 total confirmatory lab results received. There was an increase of 1, 434 cases in the last 24 hours.

There were 12 deaths reported since Saturday, which brings the death toll to 1,582. DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 77-year old male from Hardy County, an 89-year old male from Upshur County, a 52-year old male from Logan County, a 74-year old female from Raleigh County, an 84-year old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year old male from Harrison County, a 66-year old male from Boone County, an 81-year old female from Marion County, a 70-year old male from McDowell County, a 77-year old male from Hampshire County, an 80-year old male from Upshur County, and a 78-year old male from Boone County.

“Each tragic death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We send our sympathy to these families and urge all West Virginians to continue following the guidelines to protect vulnerable residents.”

The reported cumulative percent positivity rate was 5.35 percent. The daily percent positivity rate was 8.56 percent.

There have been 109, 440 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine received.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 23
  • Greenbrier: 33
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 56
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 52
  • Summers: 15
  • Wyoming: 19

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (1,124), Berkeley (7,412), Boone (1,202), Braxton (625), Brooke (1,633), Cabell (6,025), Calhoun (169), Clay (285), Doddridge (312), Fayette (2,031), Gilmer (484), Grant (877), Greenbrier (1,823), Hampshire (1,145), Hancock (2,162), Hardy (986), Harrison (3,655), Jackson (1,381), Jefferson (2,766), Kanawha (9,702), Lewis (650), Lincoln (932), Logan (1,945), Marion (2,492), Marshall (2,391), Mason (1,203), McDowell (1,087), Mercer (3,474), Mineral (2,257), Mingo (1,632), Monongalia (6,049), Monroe (746), Morgan (772), Nicholas (818), Ohio (2,850), Pendleton (392), Pleasants (689), Pocahontas (418), Preston (1,992), Putnam (3,319), Raleigh (3,261), Randolph (1,516), Ritchie (457), Roane (358), Summers (561), Taylor (837), Tucker (404), Tyler (440), Upshur (1,173), Wayne (1,964), Webster (194), Wetzel (813), Wirt (266), Wood (5,734), Wyoming (1,327).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 County in this report.

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there were 1,629,749 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 99,778 total cases. This is a 1,880 case increase in the last 24 hours, with 28, 980 total active cases.

The cumulative percent positive increased to 5.31 percent and the daily percent positive increased to 8.12 percent.

There were 16 deaths reported since Friday, which brings the death toll to 1,570. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 75-year old male from Mason County, a 91-year old male from Upshur County, an 89-year old female from Cabell County, a 93-year old female from Ohio County, a 50-year old male from Berkeley County, a 50-year old male from Lewis County, a 78-year old male from Upshur County, an 86-year old male from Berkeley County, an 83-year old female from Monongalia County, a 67-year old male from Preston County, a 90-year old female from Hancock County, a 69-year old male from Ohio County, a 90-year old female from Preston County, a 72-year old male from Marshall County, an 85-year old male from Ohio County, and a 69-year old female from Kanawha County.

“With profound sadness, we share this tragic news of more lives lost to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We join the families in mourning the passing of these West Virginians.”

There have been 109, 440 doses of the vaccine received in West Virginia.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 38
  • Greenbrier: 29
  • McDowell: 11
  • Mercer: 102
  • Monroe: 18
  • Pocahontas: 11
  • Raleigh: 56
  • Summers: 14
  • Wyoming: 26

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (1,158), Berkeley (7,283), Boone (1,190), Braxton (615), Brooke (1,615), Cabell (5,976), Calhoun (168), Clay (283), Doddridge (304), Fayette (2,008), Gilmer (475), Grant (868), Greenbrier (1,790), Hampshire (1,129), Hancock (2,143), Hardy (921), Harrison (3,587), Jackson (1,373), Jefferson (2,737), Kanawha (9,590), Lewis (641), Lincoln (908), Logan (1,915), Marion (2,420), Marshall (2,347), Mason (1,190), McDowell (1,078), Mercer (3,418), Mineral (2,246), Mingo (1,622), Monongalia (5,989), Monroe (740), Morgan (748), Nicholas (804), Ohio (2,820), Pendleton (388), Pleasants (685), Pocahontas (416), Preston (1,970), Putnam (3,282), Raleigh (3,209), Randolph (1,393), Ritchie (439), Roane (355), Summers (546), Taylor (834), Tucker (401), Tyler (439), Upshur (1,165), Wayne (1,935), Webster (190), Wetzel (806), Wirt (256), Wood (5,662), Wyoming (1,308).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,610,917 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 97,898 total cases. This is a 1,896 case increase in the last 24 hours.

Recoveries across the state rose by 1,274, putting the total number of recoveries at 68,155. The DHHR confirmed 36 more West Virginians passed away due to COVID-19. The total number of deaths in WV sits at 1,554.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 54-year old male from Mason County, an 86-year old male from Gilmer County, a 74-year old female from Preston County, a 70-year old female from Brooke County, a 79-year old male from Brooke County, a 75-year old male from Hampshire County, a 68-year old male from Ohio County, an 83-year old female from Kanawha County, an 81-year old male from Wood County, an 86-year old female from Logan County, a 51-year old male from Logan County, a 92-year old female from Putnam County, a 71-year old male from Brooke County, an 87-year old male from Wood County, an 89-year old male from Marshall County, a 53-year old female from Cabell County, an 89-year old female from Brooke County, a 75-year old female from Logan County, an 86-year old female from Hancock County, a 95-year old female from Hampshire County, a 49-year old male from Raleigh County, an 87-year old female from Mercer County, a 99-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 92-year old female from Ohio County, an 82-year old female from Mercer County, a 100-year old female from Brooke County, an 84-year old male from Mineral County, a 75-year old male from Harrison County, an 89-year old female from Cabell County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 94-year old female from Brooke County, an 81-year old female from Brooke County, a 63-year old female from Putnam County, an 83-year old male from Greenbrier County, an 84-year old female from Gilmer County, and a 92-year old male from Brooke County.

“It is with great sadness that we announce more lives lost to this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to these families.”

There were 586 new active cases reported by the DHHR this morning. The total number of active cases in WV currently sit at 28,189. The daily percent positive dropped down to 6.75 percent, while the cumulative percent positive continues to steadily increase, rising to 5.25 percent.

There were 10,364 more vaccine doses administered throughout the Mountain State since yesterday’s update. Of the 109,440 vaccine doses received by WV, a total of 77,156 doses have been given.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 29
  • Greenbrier: 50
  • McDowell: 18
  • Mercer: 61
  • Monroe: 9
  • Pocahontas: 8
  • Raleigh: 105
  • Summers: 18
  • Wyoming: 10

Fayette County is now colored orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (954), Berkeley (7,116), Boone (1,166), Braxton (603), Brooke (1,603), Cabell (5,879), Calhoun (163), Clay (278), Doddridge (296), Fayette (1,970), Gilmer (468), Grant (851), Greenbrier (1,761), Hampshire (1,119), Hancock (2,126), Hardy (903), Harrison (3,513), Jackson (1,328), Jefferson (2,696), Kanawha (9,466), Lewis (632), Lincoln (887), Logan (1,882), Marion (2,331), Marshall (2,318), Mason (1,164), McDowell (1,067), Mercer (3,316), Mineral (2,229), Mingo (1,606), Monongalia (5,925), Monroe (722), Morgan (725), Nicholas (793), Ohio (2,780), Pendleton (384), Pleasants (676), Pocahontas (405), Preston (1,932), Putnam (3,243), Raleigh (3,153), Randolph (1,365), Ritchie (427), Roane (343), Summers (532), Taylor (806), Tucker (399), Tyler (431), Upshur (1,153), Wayne (1,906), Webster (185), Wetzel (791), Wirt (251), Wood (5,598), Wyoming (1,282).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Thursday, Jan, 7, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,587,748 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 96,002 total cases. This is a 1,325 case increase since yesterday’s update.

There were another 1,310 West Virginians to recover from the coronavirus, putting the total number of recoveries at 66,881. The DHHR confirmed 37 additional deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 sits at 1,518.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, an 88-year old female from Hardy County, a 76-year old female from Fayette County, a 73-year old male from Mason County, an 88-year old male from Mason County, a 70-year old male from Cabell County, an 86-year old male from Hancock County, an 80-year old male from Hampshire County, an 89-year old female from Ohio County, a 94-year old female from Ohio County, a 47-year old male from Wood County, an 82-year old male from Brooke County, a 74-year old female from Hampshire County, a 72-year old male from Hancock County, a 77-year old male from Ohio County, a 93-year old female from Brooke County, a 74-year old female from Marshall County, a 97-year old female from Hancock County, a 72-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 79-year old male from Hampshire County, a 52-year old male from Mercer County, an 83-year old male from Monongalia County, a 79-year old male from Upshur County, an 88-year old male from Brooke County, a 68-year old male from Mason County, an 83-year old male from Barbour County, a 36-year old male from Monongalia County, a 59-year old female from Kanawha County, a 92-year old female from Fayette County, an 81-year old female from Nicholas County, a 63-year old female from Ohio County, a 91-year old female from Putnam County, an 84-year old male from Ohio County, a 46-year old male from Wyoming County, a 78-year old female from Kanawha County, an 88-year old female from Cabell County, and a 65-year old male from Barbour County.

“We are devastated to report these additional COVID-19 related deaths,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Every life lost to this pandemic is a tragedy. Our thoughts go out to the families.”

Active cases dropped by 23, putting the total number of active cases in the Mountain State at 27,603. The daily percent positive dropped significantly to 7.10 percent. The cumulative percent positive rose to 5.21 percent.

As of this morning, West Virginia has received a total of 109,440 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Another 5,859 West Virginians received a dose of the vaccine. The total amount of doses that have been administered across WV currently sits at 66,792.

Here is breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 28
  • Greenbrier: 50
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 46
  • Monroe: 14
  • Pocahontas: 12
  • Raleigh: 45
  • Summers: 11
  • Wyoming: 19

Summers County has moved from red to orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (931), Berkeley (6,999), Boone (1,150), Braxton (599), Brooke (1,574), Cabell (5,801), Calhoun (160), Clay (271), Doddridge (284), Fayette (1,941), Gilmer (457), Grant (835), Greenbrier (1,711), Hampshire (1,094), Hancock (2,083), Hardy (882), Harrison (3,438), Jackson (1,310), Jefferson (2,627), Kanawha (9,345), Lewis (622), Lincoln (871), Logan (1,854), Marion (2,252), Marshall (2,290), Mason (1,145), McDowell (1,049), Mercer (3,255), Mineral (2,207), Mingo (1,582), Monongalia (5,823), Monroe (713), Morgan (720), Nicholas (781), Ohio (2,721), Pendleton (365), Pleasants (615), Pocahontas (397), Preston (1,882), Putnam (3,220), Raleigh (3,048), Randolph (1,328), Ritchie (403), Roane (340), Summers (514), Taylor (786), Tucker (386), Tyler (415), Upshur (1,098), Wayne (1,879), Webster (181), Wetzel (777), Wirt (249), Wood (5,471), Wyoming (1,272).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,570,248 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 94,677 total cases. This is a 1,515 case increase since yesterday’s update.

Another 1,167 West Virginians recovered from the coronavirus. The total number of recoveries in WV have reached 65,571. The DHHR confirmed 39 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths across the Mountain State currently sits at 1,481.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 88-year old female from Kanawha County, a 43-year old female from Raleigh County, an 80-year old female from Mercer County, an 81-year old male from Kanawha County, a 75-year old male from Barbour County, a 59-year old female from Wood County, a 74-year old female from Mineral County, an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, a 95-year old female from Mineral County, a 64-year old male from Putnam County, a 77-year old female from Monongalia County, a 66-year old male from Monongalia County, an 82-year old female from Harrison County, a 62-year old male from Wayne County, a 97-year old male from Wood County, a 67-year old female from Cabell County, a 97-year old female from Mineral County, an 89-year old female from Hancock County, an 89-year old female from Mineral County, an 81-year old female from Cabell County, a 78-year old male from Cabell County, a 61-year old female from Upshur County, a 73-year old male from Hancock County, a 90-year old female from Morgan County, an 82-year old female from Mercer County, a 93-year old female from Mercer County, a 49-year old male from Cabell County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 75-year old male from Hancock County, a 73-year old female from Fayette County, a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year old female from Cabell County, an 80-year old male from Wood County, a 67-year old female from Wood County, a 96-year old female from Hardy County, a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 65-year old male from Tucker County, and a 63-year old female from Brooke County.

“Too many families are experiencing the pain of loss due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary. “We must each do all that we can to stop the pandemic.”

There was an increase of 310 new active cases in WV, putting the total number of active cases at 27,626. The daily percent positive dropped back down to 11.65 percent. The cumulative percent positive has risen to 5.18 percent.

West Virginia received an additional 6,056 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours. This puts the total number of vaccine doses received by WV at 109,440. There were another 4,579 West Virginians to receive a dose of the vaccine. Since vaccinations began, there have been 60,933 doses administered throughout the state.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 36
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 39
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 11
  • Raleigh: 45
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 21

Wyoming County has moved from red to orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (899), Berkeley (6,920), Boone (1,137), Braxton (594), Brooke (1,565), Cabell (5,721), Calhoun (154), Clay (269), Doddridge (284), Fayette (1,913), Gilmer (444), Grant (826), Greenbrier (1,677), Hampshire (1,084), Hancock (2,060), Hardy (875), Harrison (3,348), Jackson (1,290), Jefferson (2,596), Kanawha (9,230), Lewis (602), Lincoln (855), Logan (1,840), Marion (2,194), Marshall (2,273), Mason (1,120), McDowell (1,040), Mercer (3,209), Mineral (2,194), Mingo (1,562), Monongalia (5,754), Monroe (699), Morgan (709), Nicholas (774), Ohio (2,687), Pendleton (351), Pleasants (607), Pocahontas (385), Preston (1,870), Putnam (3,190), Raleigh (3,003), Randolph (1,313), Ritchie (389), Roane (337), Summers (503), Taylor (777), Tucker (364), Tyler (407), Upshur (1,080), Wayne (1,846), Webster (177), Wetzel (775), Wirt (248), Wood (5,405), Wyoming (1,253).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports there have been 1,558,860 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 93,162 total cases. This is a 1,276 case increase in 24 hours.

Recoveries across WV rose by 1,276, putting the total number of recoveries at 64,404. The DHHR confirmed 46 additional deaths since yesterday’s update. The total number of deaths in the Mountain State currently sits at 1,442.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 88-year old female from Monongalia County, a 69-year old male from Hancock County, a 71-year old male from Kanawha County, a 56-year old female from Hampshire County, a 77-year old female from Hampshire County, a 73-year old female from Fayette County, 76-year old male from Mercer County, a 78-year old male from Harrison County, a 77-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 82-year old female from Hancock County, an 83-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 94-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 81-year old female from Berkeley County, a 62-year old male from Berkeley County, a 64-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Lincoln County, a 63-year old male from Monongalia County, a 76-year old female from Berkeley County, a 96-year old female from Monongalia County, a 90-year old male from Hancock County, a 93-year old female from Ohio County, a 79-year old female from Mercer County, an 87-year old male from Tucker County, an 88-year old female from Hancock County, a 96-year old female from Monongalia County, a 71-year old female from Hampshire County, an 88-year old female from Monongalia County, a 78-year old female from Monongalia County, an 86-year old female from Berkeley County, a 60-year old female from Mercer County, a 70-year old male from Monongalia County, a 70-year old male from Mercer County, an 87-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 85-year old female from Hancock County, a 71-year old male from Fayette County, an 81-year old male from Wood County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 79-year old male from Monongalia County, an 89-year old female from Hancock County, a 97-year old female from Marshall County, a 73-year old female from Cabell County, an 86-year old female from Cabell County, an 87-year old male from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Cabell County, an 84-year old male from Jackson County, and a 79-year old female from Marion County.

“As the COVID-19 fatality count continues to rise, we must remember that these individuals are daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We owe it to them to continue the fight against this virus with preventive measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and washing hands.”

Active cases dropped by 46, putting the total number of active cases in WV at 27,316. The cumulative percent positive continues to climb, having reached 5.12 percent. The daily percent positive dropped down to 12.01 percent.

Even with no new vaccine doses received by WV, another 4,133 West Virginians received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Of the 103,375 total vaccine doses received by the Mountain State, there have been 56,354 vaccine doses administered.

Cases in Monroe County decreased by two, putting their case total at 698. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the other southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 36
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 59
  • Pocahontas: 6
  • Raleigh: 44
  • Summers: 9
  • Wyoming: 3

Fayette County and Summers County have both shifted back to red on the DHHR’s County Alert System. A total of 48 counties across West Virginia are colored red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (847), Berkeley (6,749), Boone (1,120), Braxton (573), Brooke (1,532), Cabell (5,600), Calhoun (150), Clay (269), Doddridge (282), Fayette (1,904), Gilmer (443), Grant (822), Greenbrier (1,641), Hampshire (1,070), Hancock (2,031), Hardy (845), Harrison (3,275), Jackson (1,273), Jefferson (2,547), Kanawha (9,165), Lewis (586), Lincoln (830), Logan (1,806), Marion (2,132), Marshall (2,245), Mason (1,108), McDowell (1,037), Mercer (3,170), Mineral (2,156), Mingo (1,550), Monongalia (5,698), Monroe (698), Morgan (702), Nicholas (761), Ohio (2,667), Pendleton (344), Pleasants (600), Pocahontas (374), Preston (1,839), Putnam (3,155), Raleigh (2,958), Randolph (1,263), Ritchie (383), Roane (329), Summers (497), Taylor (767), Tucker (357), Tyler (396), Upshur (1,057), Wayne (1,806), Webster (173), Wetzel (752), Wirt (245), Wood (5,351), Wyoming (1,232).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Clay and Monroe counties in this report.

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the dashboard overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,548,855 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 91,886 total cases. This is an increase of 828 cases since Sunday’s update.

There were another 864 West Virginians to recover from the coronavirus. The total number of recoveries across WV has reached 63,128. The DHHR confirmed 20 new deaths, putting the total number of deaths at 1,396.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 97-year old female from Cabell County, a 58-year old female from Cabell County, a 78-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 63-year old male from Pleasants County, an 83-year old female from Wood County, an 83-year old male from Jackson County, a 77-year old female from Barbour County, a 70-year old male from Barbour County, a 28-year old male from Grant County, a 67-year old male from Hancock County, a 73-year old male from Roane County, a 69-year old male from Cabell County, an 85-year old female from Jackson County, an 88-year old male from Harrison County, a 91-year old male from Monongalia County, a 66-year old male from Brooke County, an 83-year old female from Wood County, a 67-year old female from Wyoming County, a 77-year old male from Jefferson County, and a 54-year old female from Brooke County.

“These are holes in our hearts and communities,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our lives have been forever changed by the pandemic.”

Active cases dropped by 56, putting the total number of active cases at 27,362. The daily percent positive dropped back down to 13.81 percent. The cumulative percent positive continues to rise, currently sitting at 5.07 percent.

Out of the 103,375 total vaccine doses received by West Virginia, there have been 52,221 West Virginians to receive their initial dose.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 19
  • Greenbrier: 7
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 30
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 23
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 2

Fayette County and Summers County are colored orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (835), Berkeley (6,651), Boone (1,102), Braxton (561), Brooke (1,510), Cabell (5,522), Calhoun (140), Clay (271), Doddridge (275), Fayette (1,884), Gilmer (437), Grant (807), Greenbrier (1,619), Hampshire (1,055), Hancock (1,997), Hardy (834), Harrison (3,195), Jackson (1,251), Jefferson (2,513), Kanawha (9,072), Lewis (577), Lincoln (823), Logan (1,784), Marion (2,084), Marshall (2,219), Mason (1,091), McDowell (1,028), Mercer (3,111), Mineral (2,145), Mingo (1,532), Monongalia (5,635), Monroe (700), Morgan (687), Nicholas (747), Ohio (2,642), Pendleton (331), Pleasants (595), Pocahontas (368), Preston (1,805), Putnam (3,128), Raleigh (2,914), Randolph (1,233), Ritchie (381), Roane (326), Summers (488), Taylor (751), Tucker (355), Tyler (393), Upshur (1,026), Wayne (1,773), Webster (171), Wetzel (742), Wirt (244), Wood (5,297), Wyoming (1,229).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms total number of coronavirus cases in the Mountain State top 91,000.

The DHHR confirms the deaths of three West Virginians. This brings the states death toll to 1,376. Among these deaths are a 78-year old female from Wood County, an 85-year old female from Wood County, and an 87-year old female from Wood County.

“While we share this sad news, we pause to remember each West Virginia life lost,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we extend our sympathies to these families, we must do everything we can to stop the pandemic.”

There are 1,731 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, bringing the total number of cases to 91,058. Active cases are up by 584, bringing that total to 27,418. The cumulative percent positive is now at 5.03 percent. The daily percent positive jumped up to 14.03 percent.

Here is a breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 27
  • Greenbrier: 48
  • McDowell: 13
  • Mercer: 78
  • Monroe: 24
  • Pocahontas: 3
  • Raleigh: 58
  • Summers: 15
  • Wyoming: 6

On the County Alert System, Raleigh, Summers, and Fayette counties all moved from the Orange into the Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (825), Berkeley (6,573), Boone (1,098), Braxton (561), Brooke (1,488), Cabell (5,491), Calhoun (141), Clay (268), Doddridge (269), Fayette (1,865), Gilmer (431), Grant (803), Greenbrier (1,612), Hampshire (1,038), Hancock (1,996), Hardy (826), Harrison (3,152), Jackson (1,239), Jefferson (2,492), Kanawha (9,008), Lewis (571), Lincoln (817), Logan (1,772), Marion (2,042), Marshall (2,201), Mason (1,084), McDowell (1,021), Mercer (3,081), Mineral (2,139), Mingo (1,526), Monongalia (5,578), Monroe (699), Morgan (682), Nicholas (732), Ohio (2,627), Pendleton (328), Pleasants (591), Pocahontas (367), Preston (1,773), Putnam (3,114), Raleigh (2,891), Randolph (1,224), Ritchie (375), Roane (323), Summers (482), Taylor (741), Tucker (348), Tyler (387), Upshur (999), Wayne (1,768), Webster (169), Wetzel (734), Wirt (238), Wood (5,231), Wyoming (1,227).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.


10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports more than 1500 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State.

The DHHR confirms the deaths of 12 West Virginians bringing the state’s death toll to 1,373. Among these include a 68-year old male from Berkeley County, a 92-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Berkeley County, a 77-year old female from Jackson County, a 72 year old male from Ohio County, a 92-year old female from Mason County, a 71-year old female from Ohio County, a 77-year old male from Mason County, an 86-year old male from Kanawha County, a 49-year old male from Upshur County, an 81-year old male from Raleigh County, and a 58-year old male from Marion County.

“Though we may tire of the restrictions of the pandemic, we must never forget that measures for prevention mean lives saved,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We counter the devastation of COVID-19 by continuing to wear masks, wash hands and social distance.”

New cases rose by 1,507 bringing the total number of coronavirus cases to 89,327. Active cases rose by 691, bringing that total to 26,834. The cumulative percent positive continues to slowly climb, reaching 4.94 percent. The daily percent positive currently sits at 6.69 percent.

Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 54
  • Greenbrier: 43
  • McDowell: 16
  • Mercer: 118
  • Monroe: 13
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 72
  • Summers: 7
  • Wyoming: 14

There are no changes locally on the County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (795), Berkeley (6,481), Boone (1,097), Braxton (315), Brooke (1,457), Cabell (5,424), Calhoun (137), Clay (263), Doddridge (266), Fayette (1,838), Gilmer (418), Grant (784), Greenbrier (1,564), Hampshire (1,026), Hancock (1,973), Hardy (809), Harrison (3,098), Jackson (1,205), Jefferson (2,463), Kanawha (8,877), Lewis (567), Lincoln (800), Logan (1,746), Marion (1,983), Marshall (2,166), Mason (1,071), McDowell (1,008), Mercer (3,003), Mineral (2,132), Mingo (1,500), Monongalia (5,494), Monroe (675), Morgan (666), Nicholas (720), Ohio (2,580), Pendleton (318), Pleasants (580), Pocahontas (364), Preston (1,719), Putnam (3,086), Raleigh (2,833), Randolph (1,211), Ritchie (370), Roane (313), Summers (467), Taylor (725), Tucker (341), Tyler (382), Upshur (970), Wayne (1,757), Webster (163), Wetzel (726), Wirt (234), Wood (5,146), Wyoming (1,221).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.


10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,518,917 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 87,820. This is the highest 24 hour case increase WV has seen throughout the pandemic, with 2,486 new cases being reported.

There were 808 more West Virginians to recover from the coronavirus. This brings the total number of recoveries across WV up to 60,316. The DHHR confirmed an additional 23 deaths since yesterday’s update. The total number of deaths in WV has reached 1,361.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 87-year old female from Marion County, an 81-year old female from Mineral County, an 85-year old female from Boone County, a 78-year old male from Hampshire County, a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Mineral County, an 82-year old male from Mineral County, a 48-year old male from Preston County, a 77-year old male from Hampshire County, an 82-year old female from Logan County, a 75-year old female from Mineral County, a 92-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Summers County, a 68-year old female from Wood County, an 84-year old female from Hancock County, a 56-year old male from Hampshire County, a 59-year old male from Wood County, an 82-year old male from Wayne County, an 81-year old male from Brooke County, a 77-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Wayne County, a 64-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 86-year old female from Hardy County.

“To all who are grieving today: please know the sadness from the loss of your loved one is shared by your fellow West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We must continue to support each other and work together as we face the months to come.”

According to the DHHR’s COVID-19 Dashboard, West Virginia received 16,575 more doses of the coronavirus vaccine. This brings the total number of doses received by the state up to 103,375. There were an additional 4,152 West Virginians to receive their first dose of the vaccine. The number of WV residents that have received their initial vaccine dose has reached 49,037.

The number of active cases increased by 1,675, bringing this total up 26,143 active cases across WV. The cumulative percent positive continues to slowly climb, reaching 4.90 percent. The daily percent positive currently sits at 7.98 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 73
  • Greenbrier: 52
  • McDowell: 22
  • Mercer: 102
  • Monroe: 16
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 91
  • Summers: 21
  • Wyoming: 25

Monroe County switched from orange to red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (792), Berkeley (6,391), Boone (1,087), Braxton (309), Brooke (1,427), Cabell (5,373), Calhoun (135), Clay (263), Doddridge (257), Fayette (1,784), Gilmer (413), Grant (776), Greenbrier (1,521), Hampshire (1,015), Hancock (1,922), Hardy (799), Harrison (3,042), Jackson (1,191), Jefferson (2,423), Kanawha (8,766), Lewis (557), Lincoln (784), Logan (1,693), Marion (1,909), Marshall (2,139), Mason (1,059), McDowell (992), Mercer (2,885), Mineral (2,122), Mingo (1,458), Monongalia (5,427), Monroe (662), Morgan (657), Nicholas (707), Ohio (2,543), Pendleton (313), Pleasants (574), Pocahontas (360), Preston (1,691), Putnam (3,041), Raleigh (2,761), Randolph (1,205), Ritchie (358), Roane (312), Summers (460), Taylor (702), Tucker (338), Tyler (373), Upshur (964), Wayne (1,742), Webster (156), Wetzel (716), Wirt (229), Wood (5,038), Wyoming (1,207).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,498,692 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 85,334 total cases. This is a 1,109 increase since yesterday’s update.

There were 1,034 more West Virginians to recover from the coronavirus. This puts the total number of recoveries across WV at 59,508. The DHHR confirmed 20 additional deaths since Wednesday, putting the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 up to 1,338.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 34-year old male from Wyoming County, a 73-year old male from Logan County, a 73-year old male from Mercer County, a 67-year old male from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Kanawha County, an 81-year old male from Berkeley County, a 76-year old female from Mercer County, a 69-year old male from Monongalia County, a 68-year old female from Cabell County, an 82-year old female from Nicholas County, an 89-year old male from Harrison County, a 73-year old female from Cabell County, a 97-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 94-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 61-year old female from Putnam County, a 76-year old male from Ohio County, a 70-year old male from Marion County, a 59-year old male from Wood County, a 73-year old male from Greenbrier County, and a 94-year old female from Hancock County.

“I urge everyone in West Virginia to continue to take an active role in reducing the spread of this virus throughout our communities,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We must protect one another and prevent further loss of life. Our condolences are extended to these families.”

The were 7,023 more West Virginians to receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The total number of vaccine doses administered across WV has reached 44,885. The number of vaccine doses received by West Virginia still sits at 86,800.

There were another 55 active cases reported by the DHHR, bringing the total number of active cases in WV up to 24,488. The daily percent positive dropped significantly to 5.54 percent, while the cumulative percent positive rose to 4.79.

Here is a breakdown of active cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 16
  • Greenbrier: 33
  • McDowell: 18
  • Mercer: 70
  • Monroe: 28
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 15
  • Summers: 11
  • Wyoming: 27

Fayette, Pocahontas, and Wyoming Counties all moved from orange to red on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Monroe County shifted from red to orange.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (765), Berkeley (6,245), Boone (1,067), Braxton (298), Brooke (1,405), Cabell (5,232), Calhoun (130), Clay (258), Doddridge (245), Fayette (1,711), Gilmer (397), Grant (760), Greenbrier (1,469), Hampshire (988), Hancock (1,837), Hardy (775), Harrison (2,949), Jackson (1,153), Jefferson (2,337), Kanawha (8,582), Lewis (525), Lincoln (741), Logan (1,642), Marion (1,826), Marshall (2,100), Mason (1,031), McDowell (970), Mercer (2,783), Mineral (2,095), Mingo (1,422), Monongalia (5,284), Monroe (646), Morgan (641), Nicholas (654), Ohio (2,484), Pendleton (293), Pleasants (569), Pocahontas (356), Preston (1,649), Putnam (2,953), Raleigh (2,670), Randolph (1,138), Ritchie (345), Roane (306), Summers (439), Taylor (689), Tucker (330), Tyler (357), Upshur (922), Wayne (1,701), Webster (150), Wetzel (689), Wirt (216), Wood (4,933), Wyoming (1,182).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,479,263 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 84,225 total cases. This is a 1,452 case increase over the last 24 hours.

Recoveries across WV rose by 1,249, putting the total number of recovered West Virginians at 58,474. The DHHR confirmed 34 additional deaths since yesterday’s update.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 87-year old male from Mason County, a 78-year old male from Hancock County, a 71-year old female from Hancock County, 90-year old female from Preston County, an 82-year old female from Cabell County, a 93-year old male from Ohio County, a 62-year old female from Hancock County, a 74-year old female from Fayette County, an 88-year old male from Lewis County, a 77-year old female from Wyoming County, a 61-year old female from McDowell County, a 93-year old male from Preston County, an 81-year old female from Hancock County, a 71-year old female from Ohio County, an 81-year old female from Boone County, an 85-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Raleigh County, a 33-year old female from Summers County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, an 86-year old female from Brooke County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, an 88-year old male from Logan County, a 76-year old male from Logan County, an 81-year old male from Cabell County, a 79-year old male from Mercer County, an 81-year old female from Brooke County, an 82-year old male from Hardy County, a 52-year old female from Kanawha County, a 63-year old male from Kanawha County, a 95-year old female from Monongalia County, an 84-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 91-year old female from Jefferson County, a 91-year old female from Ohio, and a 46-year old male from Kanawha County.

“The toll this virus has taken on our state also weighs heavily on our medical providers,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we remember each life and each family, we also remember those fighting to save them.”

There were an additional 14,625 COVID-19 vaccine doses received by the Mountain State, bringing the total number of doses received by WV up to 86,800. With new vaccine doses coming into the state, there were 3,388 more West Virginians to receive their initial dose of the vaccine.

Active cases increased by 169, putting the total number of active cases across WV at 24,433. The cumulative percent positive continues to slowly climb, reaching 4.78 percent. The daily percent positive currently sits at 11.68 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 6
  • Greenbrier: 45
  • McDowell: 20
  • Mercer: 44
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 7
  • Raleigh: 46
  • Summers: 10
  • Wyoming: 39

There are 54 out of 55 counties in West Virginia colored either orange or red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (744), Berkeley (6,202), Boone (1,053), Braxton (285), Brooke (1,387), Cabell (5,111), Calhoun (128), Clay (258), Doddridge (240), Fayette (1,695), Gilmer (391), Grant (755), Greenbrier (1,436), Hampshire (966), Hancock (1,821), Hardy (761), Harrison (2,898), Jackson (1,142), Jefferson (2,324), Kanawha (8,506), Lewis (516), Lincoln (733), Logan (1,630), Marion (1,768), Marshall (2,027), Mason (1,014), McDowell (952), Mercer (2,713), Mineral (2,085), Mingo (1,417), Monongalia (5,269), Monroe (618), Morgan (637), Nicholas (645), Ohio (2,480), Pendleton (284), Pleasants (564), Pocahontas (351), Preston (1,635), Putnam (2,925), Raleigh (2,655), Randolph (1,131), Ritchie (339), Roane (295), Summers (428), Taylor (678), Tucker (321), Tyler (353), Upshur (900), Wayne (1,682), Webster (146), Wetzel (689), Wirt (216), Wood (4,871), Wyoming (1,155).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,468,110 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 82,773 confirmed cases. This is a 1,337 case increase since yesterday’s update.

There were 1,325 additional West Virginians to recover from the virus, putting the total number of recoveries at 57,225. DHHR confirmed 21 more deaths since Monday. The total number of deaths across WV has reached 1,284.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 90-year old male from Marshall County, a 74-year old male from Hancock County, a 71-year old male from Pendleton County, an 80-year old male from Greenbrier County, an 86-year old female from McDowell County, a 62-year old male from Marshall County, a 67-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, an 84-year old male from Tucker County, a 95-year old male from Monongalia County, a 91-year old male from Putnam County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, an 81-year old female from Preston County, an 88-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 91-year old male from Monongalia County, an 80-year old female from Hancock County, a 93-year old female from Wyoming County, a 76-year old female from Monongalia County, an 81-year old female from Berkeley County, an 85-year old female from Hancock County, and an 81-year old female from Harrison County.

“Each loss is a heartbreak to a family and to our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge you to remember your actions for safety result in saving the lives of your family, neighbors and friends.”

According to the DHHR’s Coronavirus Dashboard, there have been 11,300 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine received in the last 24 hours. The total number of doses received in the Mountain State is up to 72,175. There were 3,737 more West Virginians to receive their first dose of the vaccine, putting the total number of residents to receive their initial dose at 34,474.

Active cases have decreased by nine, putting the total number of active cases across the Mountain State at 24,264. The cumulative percent positive has reached 4.72 percent. The daily percent positive dropped back down to 10.45 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 16
  • Greenbrier: 23
  • McDowell: 6
  • Mercer: 47
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 6
  • Raleigh: 47
  • Summers: 12
  • Wyoming: 10

There are 53 counties colored either orange or red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (710), Berkeley (6,045), Boone (1,031), Braxton (276), Brooke (1,357), Cabell (5,034), Calhoun (127), Clay (252), Doddridge (238), Fayette (1,689), Gilmer (386), Grant (748), Greenbrier (1,391), Hampshire (943), Hancock (1,801), Hardy (751), Harrison (2,844), Jackson (1,129), Jefferson (2,282), Kanawha (8,425), Lewis (486), Lincoln (729), Logan (1,598), Marion (1,725), Marshall (1,960), Mason (992), McDowell (932), Mercer (2,669), Mineral (2,067), Mingo (1,398), Monongalia (5,173), Monroe (613), Morgan (632), Nicholas (636), Ohio (2,452), Pendleton (283), Pleasants (556), Pocahontas (344), Preston (1,612), Putnam (2,898), Raleigh (2,609), Randolph (1,104), Ritchie (330), Roane (290), Summers (418), Taylor (667), Tucker (312), Tyler (346), Upshur (870), Wayne (1,656), Webster (143), Wetzel (671), Wirt (213), Wood (4,814), Wyoming (1,116).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,456,625 total confirmatory lab result received for COVID-19, with 81,436 total confirmed cases. This is a 726 case increase in 24 hours.

Recoveries continue to increase, with 881 more West Virginians to recover from the virus. Total recoveries across WV have risen to 55,900. DHHR confirmed nine more deaths since yesterday’s update.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 80-year old male from Hampshire County, a 92-year old male from Cabell County, an 85-year old male from Monongalia County, an 89-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 45-year old male from Kanawha County, a 99-year old female from Cabell County, an 82-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Cabell County, and a 94-year old male from Hampshire County.

“As we continue to see COVID-19 cases increase, it is important for us to remember the brave men and women in health care who are on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “These heroes take care of our loved ones and provide comfort in a time of great need. Our sincere sympathies are expressed to these family for their loss.”

Of the 60,875 vaccines received by WV, initial doses have been given to 30,737 residents.

Active cases decreased by 164 cases, putting the total number of active cases at 24,273. The cumulative percent positive is up to 4.66 percent. The daily percent positive is the highest it has been through the entire pandemic, sitting at 16.39 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 16
  • Greenbrier: 19
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 48
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 30
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 3

There are 38 counties colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (699), Berkeley (5,964), Boone (1,019), Braxton (275), Brooke (1,312), Cabell (4,945), Calhoun (124), Clay (252), Doddridge (236), Fayette (1,673), Gilmer (375), Grant (739), Greenbrier (1,368), Hampshire (926), Hancock (1,740), Hardy (734), Harrison (2,786), Jackson (1,110), Jefferson (2,249), Kanawha (8,360), Lewis (471), Lincoln (723), Logan (1,577), Marion (1,676), Marshall (1,891), Mason (980), McDowell (926), Mercer (2,622), Mineral (2,058), Mingo (1,379), Monongalia (5,110), Monroe (607), Morgan (629), Nicholas (628), Ohio (2,417), Pendleton (276), Pleasants (547), Pocahontas (338), Preston (1,586), Putnam (2,880), Raleigh (2,562), Randolph (1,054), Ritchie (328), Roane (283), Summers (406), Taylor (656), Tucker (303), Tyler (332), Upshur (836), Wayne (1,627), Webster (134), Wetzel (657), Wirt (210), Wood (4,735), Wyoming (1,106).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports the Daily Percent Positive rate has almost reached 11 percent at 10.92 percent.

The DHHR reports one new death in the last 24 hours, a 90-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The continued loss of West Virginia lives weighs heavily on all of us, with the greatest sadness borne by family and friends,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There are 533 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State. The total number of cases reached 80,710. There are currently 24,437 active cases in the state.

Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 10
  • Greenbrier: 14
  • McDowell: 13
  • Mercer: 13
  • Monroe: 0
  • Pocahontas: 0
  • Raleigh: 5
  • Summers: 0
  • Wyoming: 5

There are no changes to our local counties on the County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (693), Berkeley (5,901), Boone (1,005), Braxton (265), Brooke (1,305), Cabell (4,924), Calhoun (122), Clay (245), Doddridge (235), Fayette (1,657), Gilmer (372), Grant (732), Greenbrier (1,349), Hampshire (923), Hancock (1,740), Hardy (726), Harrison (2,746), Jackson (1,091), Jefferson (2,230), Kanawha (8,296), Lewis (467), Lincoln (713), Logan (1,554), Marion (1,664), Marshall (1,874), Mason (969), McDowell (925), Mercer (2,574), Mineral (2,057), Mingo (1,372), Monongalia (5,076), Monroe (604), Morgan (621), Nicholas (618), Ohio (2,389), Pendleton (274), Pleasants (531), Pocahontas (337), Preston (1,564), Putnam (2,869), Raleigh (2,532), Randolph (1,059), Ritchie (321), Roane (282), Summers (401), Taylor (651), Tucker (302), Tyler (331), Upshur (827), Wayne (1,615), Webster (131), Wetzel (654), Wirt (206), Wood (4,686), Wyoming (1,103).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Clay, Lewis, Randolph, and Tucker counties in this report.

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports more than 1,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Seven West Virginians died from the coronavirus, according to the DHHR. These deaths include a 70-year old female from Jefferson County, a 68-year old female from Cabell County, a 91-year old male from Cabell County, an 87-year old male from Cabell County, a 66-year old female from Cabell County, a 63-year old male from Jefferson County, and a 77-year old female from Preston County.

Please note that a death previously reported of a 76-year old female from Ritchie County has been deemed non-COVID related and has been removed from the total death count.

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

There are 1,341 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State. The total number of cases reached 80,177. Active cases rose by 769, bringing the total number of active cases to 24,629. The daily percent positive rose to 9.38 percent. The cumulative percent positive has reached 4.60 percent.

Of the 60,875 vaccine doses received by West Virginia, 28,626 residents have been given their first dose of the vaccine.

Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 18
  • Greenbrier: 41
  • McDowell: 24
  • Mercer: 75
  • Monroe: 11
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 30
  • Summers: 14
  • Wyoming: 9

On the County Alert System, Raleigh and Pocahontas Counties moved into the Orange Category.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (680), Berkeley (5,827), Boone (1,004), Braxton (257), Brooke (1,298), Cabell (4,923), Calhoun (122), Clay (246), Doddridge (233), Fayette (1,647), Gilmer (358), Grant (715), Greenbrier (1,335), Hampshire (923), Hancock (1,732), Hardy (711), Harrison (2,715), Jackson (1,085), Jefferson (2,212), Kanawha (8,277), Lewis (469), Lincoln (712), Logan (1,553), Marion (1,642), Marshall (1,869), Mason (963), McDowell (912), Mercer (2,561), Mineral (2,052), Mingo (1,364), Monongalia (5,034), Monroe (604), Morgan (605), Nicholas (616), Ohio (2,377), Pendleton (268), Pleasants (516), Pocahontas (337), Preston (1,539), Putnam (2,864), Raleigh (2,527), Randolph (1,060), Ritchie (316), Roane (281), Summers (401), Taylor (649), Tucker (306), Tyler (329), Upshur (811), Wayne (1,608), Webster (130), Wetzel (646), Wirt (202), Wood (4,656), Wyoming (1,098).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.


10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports there have been 1,435,906 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 78,836 total cases confirmed. This is a 1,597 case increase in 24 hours.

Another 675 West Virginians recovered from the coronavirus. The total number of recoveries across the state is up to 53,729. The DHHR confirmed 19 new deaths since yesterday’s update. The total number of deaths has now reached 1,247.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 67-year old male from Marshall County, a 70-year old male from Barbour County, a 73-year old male from Preston County, a 78-year old female from Marion County, a 70-year old female from Hancock County, an 85-year old female from Hancock County, a 68-year old male from Cabell County, a 68-year old male from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Mason County, a 92-year old female from Boone County, an 84-year old male from Mineral County, an 87-year old female from Marion County, an 84-year old female from Hancock County, an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, an 86-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 63-year old female from Raleigh County, a 91-year old male from Berkeley County, a 51-year old male from Berkeley County, a 65-year old female from Berkeley County and an 86-year old female from Randolph County.

“As we celebrate this holiday, many West Virginians have lost loved ones, have loved ones who are sick, or may be sick themselves, while others are coping with separation from friends and family as we stay distanced,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by this pandemic and to those who may be experiencing increased anxiety or depression. Please check on your family or friends.”

Active cases across WV rose by 903, putting the total number of active cases at 23,860. The daily percent positive rose to 8.00 percent. The cumulative percent positive has reached 4.54 percent.

Of the 60,875 vaccine doses received by West Virginia, 28,623 residents have been given their first dose of the vaccine.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 48
  • Greenbrier: 38
  • McDowell: 13
  • Mercer: 76
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 3
  • Raleigh: 43
  • Summers: 11
  • Wyoming: 16

Greenbrier, Fayette, Wyoming, and Mercer Counties are colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (668), Berkeley (5,650), Boone (986), Braxton (253), Brooke (1,267), Cabell (4,828), Calhoun (121), Clay (243), Doddridge (227), Fayette (1,629), Gilmer (345), Grant (710), Greenbrier (1,294), Hampshire (907), Hancock (1,686), Hardy (699), Harrison (2,666), Jackson (1,073), Jefferson (2,190), Kanawha (8,193), Lewis (465), Lincoln (700), Logan (1,525), Marion (1,613), Marshall (1,848), Mason (949), McDowell (888), Mercer (2,486), Mineral (2,040), Mingo (1,325), Monongalia (4,989), Monroe (593), Morgan (587), Nicholas (599), Ohio (2,356), Pendleton (262), Pleasants (495), Pocahontas (336), Preston (1,523), Putnam (2,809), Raleigh (2,497), Randolph (1,055), Ritchie (310), Roane (277), Summers (387), Taylor (633), Tucker (302), Tyler (316), Upshur (805), Wayne (1,598), Webster (129), Wetzel (642), Wirt (197), Wood (4,576), Wyoming (1,089).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports there have been 1,422,569 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 77,239 total cases confirmed. This is a 1,303 case increase in 24 hours.

Another 1,138 West Virginians recovered from the coronavirus. The total number of recoveries across the state is up to 53,054. The DHHR confirmed 34 new deaths since yesterday’s update. The total number of deaths has now reached 1,228.

*Please note that a death previously reported of an 87-year old female from Gilmer County has been deemed non-COVID related and has been removed from the total death count.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 80-year old male from Jefferson County, an 83-year old female from Fayette County, a 68-year old male from Kanawha County, a 90-year old female from Hancock County, a 73-year old female from Pocahontas County, an 87-year old female from Fayette County, a 56-year old male from Ohio County, a 77-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 73-year old male from Monongalia County, an 81-year old female from Summers County, a 46-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 92-year old female from Brooke County, a 79-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 63-year old male from Brooke County, a 90-year old female from Brooke County, a 66-year old male from Wyoming County, an 89-year old male from Wood County, a 65-year old male from Fayette County, an 80-year old female from Hancock County, a 94-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 88-year old female from Monongalia County, a 95-year old male from Hancock County, a 90-year old male from Summers County, an 80-year old female from Randolph County, an 81-year old male from Hancock County, an 89-year old female from Hancock County, an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, a 79-year old male from Taylor County, a 62-year old female from Hancock County, a 90-year old female from Putnam County, an 84-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 93-year old female from Ohio County, and a 75-year old female from Kanawha County.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for the families and friends of these West Virginians, especially during the holiday season,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We offer our sympathies to each and every person connected to these individuals.”

Active cases across WV rose by 131, putting the total number of active cases at 22,957. The daily percent positive dropped back down to 7.90 percent. The cumulative percent positive has reached 4.50 percent.

Of the 60,875 vaccine doses received by West Virginia, 26,487 residents have been given their first dose of the vaccine.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 19
  • Greenbrier: 35
  • McDowell: 19
  • Mercer: 57
  • Monroe: 23
  • Pocahontas: 6
  • Raleigh: 20
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 10

Raleigh County has moved to gold on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Wyoming County is one of 35 counties to be colored red on the map.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (657), Berkeley (5,557), Boone (975), Braxton (252), Brooke (1,251), Cabell (4,770), Calhoun (118), Clay (241), Doddridge (219), Fayette (1,581), Gilmer (334), Grant (697), Greenbrier (1,256), Hampshire (891), Hancock (1,650), Hardy (689), Harrison (2,614), Jackson (1,055), Jefferson (2,150), Kanawha (8,074), Lewis (447), Lincoln (695), Logan (1,496), Marion (1,571), Marshall (1,829), Mason (934), McDowell (875), Mercer (2,410), Mineral (2,033), Mingo (1,305), Monongalia (4,915), Monroe (588), Morgan (570), Nicholas (587), Ohio (2,320), Pendleton (253), Pleasants (330), Pocahontas (333), Preston (1,450), Putnam (2,768), Raleigh (2,454), Randolph (1,035), Ritchie (304), Roane (270), Summers (376), Taylor (622), Tucker (291), Tyler (306), Upshur (773), Wayne (1,582), Webster (125), Wetzel (633), Wirt (193), Wood (4,462), Wyoming (1,073).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. 

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

Please note that the COVID-19 dashboard update for Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, will be published at 12:00 p.m. instead of 10:00 a.m.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,41,382 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 75,936 total cases. This is a 1,199 case increase since yesterday’s update.

Recoveries across the state continue to increase, sitting at 51,916. The DHHR confirmed 23 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of West Virginians lost due to COVID-19 is up to 1,194.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 74-year old female from Hampshire County, an 80-year old male from Cabell County, a 71-year old female from Morgan County, an 80-year old male from Wood County, a 61-year old male from Mason County, an 84-year old female from Hancock County, a 69-year old female from Mineral County, a 61-year old female from Kanawha County, a 97-year old female from Ritchie County, a 61-year old female from Marshall County, a 99-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 78-year old male from Mineral County, a 74-year old male from Mineral County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 91-year old female from Raleigh County, a 67-year old male from Marshall County, a 78-year old male from Clay County, a 69-year old female from Kanawha County, an 81-year old female from Putnam County, a 71-year old female from Taylor County, a 91-year old male from Cabell County, an 82-year old male from Monongalia County and a 97-year old female from Jackson County.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases decreased by 38 across the state. The total number of active cases is currently down to 22,826. The cumulative percent positive has reached 4.46 percent. The daily percent positive is highest it has been since April 2020, with it rising to 11.51 percent.

West Virginia has received 60,875 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those doses, 18,488 have been administered across the state.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 26
  • Greenbrier: 27
  • McDowell: 26
  • Mercer: 50
  • Monroe: 9
  • Pocahontas: 8
  • Raleigh: 26
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 23

McDowell County has moved into the orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System. There are 36 counties currently colored red on the map.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (630), Berkeley (5,460), Boone (957), Braxton (240), Brooke (1,226), Cabell (4,683), Calhoun (117), Clay (239), Doddridge (216), Fayette (1,562), Gilmer (319), Grant (690), Greenbrier (1,221), Hampshire (844), Hancock (1,631), Hardy (677), Harrison (2,545), Jackson (1,038), Jefferson (2,131), Kanawha (7,984), Lewis (433), Lincoln (678), Logan (1,483), Marion (1,528), Marshall (1,810), Mason (920), McDowell (856), Mercer (2,353), Mineral (2,023), Mingo (1,289), Monongalia (4,826), Monroe (565), Morgan (560), Nicholas (584), Ohio (2,305), Pendleton (241), Pleasants (317), Pocahontas (327), Preston (1,407), Putnam (2,743), Raleigh (2,434), Randolph (1,028), Ritchie (301), Roane (268), Summers (375), Taylor (609), Tucker (280), Tyler (293), Upshur (756), Wayne (1,555), Webster (121), Wetzel (616), Wirt (188), Wood (4,391), Wyoming (1,063).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 the new section of the Dashboard Overview page showing the total number of vaccines received and administered. This information will be updated along with the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,404,107 total confirmatory lab result received for COVID-19, with 74,737 total cases. This is a 1,400 case increase since yesterday.

There were 1,371 more recoveries reported by the DHHR. The total number of recoveries across WV is up to 50,702. The DHHR confirmed 42 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the Mountain State has reached 1,171.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 77-year old female from Cabell County, a 67-year old female from Cabell County, an 81-year old female from Cabell County, a 79-year old female from Cabell County, an 85-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 79-year old female from Monongalia County, a 52-year old female from Grant County, an 86-year old male from Mercer County, an 83-year old female from Hampshire County, a 67-year old female from Lincoln County, a 67-year old male from Raleigh County, a 92-year old female from Preston County, a 70-year old female from Monongalia County, a 78-year old female from Fayette County, a 92-year old female from Mineral County, an 87-year old female from Mineral County, an 81-year old female from Harrison County, an 89-year old female from Monongalia County, a 93-year old female from Hancock County, an 83-year old female from Wood County, an 84-year old female from Monongalia County, a 100-year old female from Wood County, a 67-year old female from Logan County, a 63-year old male from Kanawha County, an 87-year old female from Preston County, an 88-year old female from Preston County, a 48-year old female from Mercer County, a 79-year old male from Preston County, an 89-year old male from Monongalia County, an 84-year old male from Nicholas County, a 92-year old female from Monongalia County, a 78-year old male from Hancock County, a 59-year old female from Monongalia County, a 94-year old female from Cabell County, a 75-year old male from Summers County, a 94-year old male from Hancock County, a 91-year old female from Monongalia County, an 84-year old female from Fayette County, an 86-year old female from Preston County, an 88-year old male from Monongalia County, an 81-year old male from Preston County, and an 82-year old female from Mineral County.

“Each tragic death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We send our sympathy to these families and urge all West Virginians to continue following the guidelines to protect our residents.”

There was a 13 case drop when it came to active cases in WV. The total number of active cases is currently at 22,864. The cumulative percent positive continues to increase with it reaching 4.43 percent. The daily percent positive rose significantly, reaching 10.25 percent.

There have been 4,500 more vaccines received in WV, putting the total number of received vaccines at 21,075. There have been 15,914 vaccine doses administered across the state.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 21
  • Greenbrier: 39
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 60
  • Monroe: 7
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 48
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 17

Mercer County and Greenbrier County are both colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert system. A total of 33 counties remain in the red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (624), Berkeley (5,348), Boone (942), Braxton (227), Brooke (1,213), Cabell (4,593), Calhoun (116), Clay (236), Doddridge (212), Fayette (1,536), Gilmer (295), Grant (683), Greenbrier (1,194), Hampshire (832), Hancock (1,609), Hardy (661), Harrison (2,478), Jackson (1,027), Jefferson (2,108), Kanawha (7,904), Lewis (421), Lincoln (671), Logan (1,449), Marion (1,510), Marshall (1,801), Mason (906), McDowell (830), Mercer (2,303), Mineral (2,000), Mingo (1,261), Monongalia (4,778), Monroe (556), Morgan (560), Nicholas (576), Ohio (2,282), Pendleton (235), Pleasants (303), Pocahontas (319), Preston (1,352), Putnam (2,725), Raleigh (2,408), Randolph (1,007), Ritchie (301), Roane (264), Summers (374), Taylor (593), Tucker (276), Tyler (290), Upshur (739), Wayne (1,526), Webster (121), Wetzel (601), Wirt (185), Wood (4,336), Wyoming (1,040).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 the new section of the Dashboard Overview page showing the total number of vaccines received and administered. This information will be updated along with the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,396,471 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 73,337 total cases. This is a 995 case increase since Sunday’s update.

The DHHR reports 751 more West Virginians recovered from the virus, putting the total number of recoveries at 49,331. Only one death was confirmed over the last 24 hours.

DHHR has confirmed the death of a 93-year old male from Wayne County.

“I offer my deepest condolences to all who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases increased by 243, putting the total number of active cases across WV at 22,877. The cumulative percent positive sits at 4.38. The daily percent positive dropped back down to 7.19 percent.

There are no new cases to report out of Pocahontas County. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the other southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 20
  • Greenbrier: 24
  • McDowell: 12
  • Mercer: 66
  • Monroe: 7
  • Raleigh: 33
  • Summers: 10
  • Wyoming: 8

The DHHR reports there have been a total of 16,575 vaccine doses received by WV. Of these vaccine doses, 15,135 have been administered by health officials.

Greenbrier, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties are colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert System. A total of 32 counties are in the red in WV.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (617), Berkeley (5,259), Boone (928), Braxton (223), Brooke (1,181), Cabell (4,481), Calhoun (115), Clay (231), Doddridge (205), Fayette (1,515), Gilmer (292), Grant (667), Greenbrier (1,155), Hampshire (817), Hancock (1,567), Hardy (635), Harrison (2,422), Jackson (1,013), Jefferson (2,081), Kanawha (7,773), Lewis (406), Lincoln (649), Logan (1,411), Marion (1,476), Marshall (1,790), Mason (906), McDowell (821), Mercer (2,243), Mineral (1,994), Mingo (1,237), Monongalia (4,718), Monroe (549), Morgan (548), Nicholas (573), Ohio (2,248), Pendleton (225), Pleasants (288), Pocahontas (315), Preston (1,320), Putnam (2,678), Raleigh (2,360), Randolph (992), Ritchie (295), Roane (261), Summers (368), Taylor (574), Tucker (272), Tyler (283), Upshur (710), Wayne (1,496), Webster (121), Wetzel (589), Wirt (177), Wood (4,244), Wyoming (1,023).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 the new section of the Dashboard Overview page showing the total number of vaccines received and administered. This information will be updated along with the daily dashboard update. 

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State.

The DHHR reports six additional deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the death toll to 1,128. These deaths include a 57-year old male from Randolph County, a 72-year old female from Taylor County, an 84-year old male Marion County, an 86-year old male from Grant County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 72-year old female from Grant County.

“Words cannot convey the despair we feel over each and every life lost to this terrible virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. We offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of these West Virginians.”

The total number of COVID-19 cases is up to 72,342. This is an increase of 1,127 cases. Active cases rose by 385, bringing that total to 22,634. The cumulative percent positive continues to increase, reaching 4.35 percent. The daily percent positive rose to 9.4 percent. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia Counties:

  • Fayette: 18
  • Greenbrier: 44
  • McDowell: 13
  • Mercer: 63
  • Monroe: 20
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 35
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 10

On the County Alert System, McDowell County moved into the Yellow Category, Raleigh moved into Orange, and Mercer County moved into the Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (608), Berkeley (5,193), Boone (911), Braxton (223), Brooke (1,169), Cabell (4,451), Calhoun (115), Clay (230), Doddridge (203), Fayette (1,495), Gilmer (272), Grant (651), Greenbrier (1,131), Hampshire (810), Hancock (1,546), Hardy (622), Harrison (2,377), Jackson (1,007), Jefferson (2,054), Kanawha (7,666), Lewis (398), Lincoln (641), Logan (1,389), Marion (1,443), Marshall (1,781), Mason (897), McDowell (809), Mercer (2,177), Mineral (1,989), Mingo (1,214), Monongalia (4,668), Monroe (542), Morgan (534), Nicholas (566), Ohio (2,214), Pendleton (221), Pleasants (285), Pocahontas (315), Preston (1,296), Putnam (2,643), Raleigh (2,327), Randolph (983), Ritchie (287), Roane (253), Summers (358), Taylor (572), Tucker (271), Tyler (282), Upshur (710), Wayne (1,481), Webster (121), Wetzel (588), Wirt (175), Wood (4,163), Wyoming (1,015).

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Roane County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms the deaths of 31 individuals. The death toll now stands at 1,122.

These deaths include a 77-year old male from Marion County, an 82-year old male from Raleigh County, an 82-year old male Mineral County, a 75-year old male from Marshall County, an 82-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 75-year old male from Marshall County, a 90-year old female from Jefferson County, a 69-year old female from Berkeley County, an 81-year old male from Hancock County, a 65-year old female from Gilmer County, a 76-year old male from Hancock County, a 90-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 70-year old male from Hancock County, a 50-year old male from Marshall County, a 67-year old male from Raleigh County, an 88-year old female from Hancock County, an 86-year old female from Jefferson County, a 64-year old male from Wood County, a 74-year old female from Cabell County, a 77-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Morgan County, a 58-year old male from Hampshire County, a 101-year old female from Monongalia County, an 87-year old female from Putnam County, an 86-year old female from Cabell County, a 79-year old female from Kanawha County, a 68-year old male from Monongalia County, a 78-year old female from Kanawha County, a 93-year old male from Harrison County, a 70-year old male from Morgan County, an 81-year old male from Marshall County.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for the families and friends of these West Virginians, especially during the holiday season,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We offer our sympathies to each and every person connected to these individuals.”

New cases rose by 1,464 in the Mountain State, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 71,215. Active cases rose by 221, bringing that total to 22,249. The cumulative percent positive continues to increase, reaching 4.32 percent. The daily percent positive rose to 7.91 percent. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia Counties:

  • Fayette: 29
  • Greenbrier: 21
  • McDowell: 10
  • Mercer: 54
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 56
  • Summers: 8
  • Wyoming: 10

On the County Alert System, Raleigh and Pocahontas Counties both moved into the Gold Category. Monroe County moved into the Orange.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (605), Berkeley (5,084), Boone (900), Braxton (210), Brooke (1,144), Cabell (4,390), Calhoun (114), Clay (223), Doddridge (200), Fayette (1,477), Gilmer (270), Grant (647), Greenbrier (1,087), Hampshire (780), Hancock (1,529), Hardy (614), Harrison (2,323), Jackson (982), Jefferson (2,020), Kanawha (7,611), Lewis (392), Lincoln (634), Logan (1,364), Marion (1,415), Marshall (1,767), Mason (886), McDowell (796), Mercer (2,114), Mineral (1,978), Mingo (1,207), Monongalia (4,596), Monroe (522), Morgan (525), Nicholas (546), Ohio (2,185), Pendleton (214), Pleasants (277), Pocahontas (314), Preston (1,259), Putnam (2,629), Raleigh (2,292), Randolph (983), Ritchie (282), Roane (254), Summers (354), Taylor (565), Tucker (267), Tyler (272), Upshur (699), Wayne (1,468), Webster (119), Wetzel (576), Wirt (173), Wood (4,076), Wyoming (1,005).

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Calhoun County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,365,174 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 69,751 total cases. This is a 1,266 case increase in 24 hours.

Recoveries across the state rose by 1,050, putting the total number of West Virginians to recover from the virus up to 46,632. The DHHR confirmed 20 additional deaths since yesterday. The total number of deaths has risen to 1,091.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 60-year old female from Barbour County, a 74-year old female from Monroe County, an 83-year old male from Berkeley County, a 77-year old male from Raleigh County, a 77-year old female from Wyoming County, a 17-year old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year old female from Kanawha County, a 58-year old male from Kanawha County, a 46-year old male from Mineral County, an 85-year old male from Mineral County, a 78-year old male from McDowell County, an 86-year old female from Wood County, a 65-year old female from Wood County, a 78-year old female from Berkeley County, a 78-year old male from Hancock County, an 80-year old male from Cabell County, a 67-year old female from Mingo County, a 61-year old male from Grant County, a 95-year old female from Wyoming County, and an 84-year old female from Wood County.

“Today is another hard day as West Virginians cope with the loss of loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “These are people—mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Our deepest condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones in this pandemic.”

Active cases rose by 196 across the state. The total number of active cases is up to 22,028. The cumulative percent positive continues to increase, reaching 4.27 percent. The daily percent positive dropped to 7.28 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 19
  • Greenbrier: 41
  • McDowell: 13
  • Mercer: 54
  • Monroe: 11
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 24
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 7

Greenbrier County is one of 24 counties across WV to be colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.


CASES PER COUNTY:
Barbour (591), Berkeley (4,981), Boone (873), Braxton (205), Brooke (1,097), Cabell (4,306), Calhoun (115), Clay (222), Doddridge (190), Fayette (1,448), Gilmer (267), Grant (636), Greenbrier (1066), Hampshire (753), Hancock (1,477), Hardy (585), Harrison (2,269), Jackson (973), Jefferson (1,990), Kanawha (7,503), Lewis (383), Lincoln (617), Logan (1,322), Marion (1,382), Marshall (1,741), Mason (872), McDowell (786), Mercer (2,060), Mineral (1,961), Mingo (1,186), Monongalia (4,512), Monroe (516), Morgan (518), Nicholas (538), Ohio (2,137), Pendleton (209), Pleasants (234), Pocahontas (309), Preston (1,237), Putnam (2,580), Raleigh (2,236), Randolph (977), Ritchie (277), Roane (253), Summers (346), Taylor (537), Tucker (255), Tyler (260), Upshur (683), Wayne (1,442), Webster (118), Wetzel (562), Wirt (170), Wood (3,993), Wyoming (995).

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,353,347 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 68,485 total cases. This is a 1,636 case increase since yesterday’s update.

There were 1,032 additional recoveries reported by the DHHR. The total number of recoveries across the state is at 45,582. The DHHR confirmed 32 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in the Mountain State is up to 1,071.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 98-year old female from Barbour County, a 78-year old male from Barbour County, an 81-year old male from Monongalia County, a 92-year old female from Brooke County, a 105-year old female from Jefferson County, a 57-year old female from Ohio County, a 70-year old female from Marshall County, an 84-year old male from Boone County, a 92-year old female from Ohio County, an 85-year old male from Preston County, an 89-year old female from Marshall County, a 100-year old female from Boone County, a 74-year old female from Wood County, a 92-year old female from Brooke County, an 81-year old male from Brooke County, an 80-year old male from Marshall County, a 75-year old female from Hardy County, a 76-year old male from Mercer County, a 71-year old male from Lewis County, an 85-year old female from Preston County, a 92-year old female from Brooke County, a 76-year old male from Mercer County, a 59-year old female from Harrison County, a 66-year old female from Wood County, a 61-year old male from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Tucker County, a 60-year old female from Barbour County, a 93-year old female from Kanawha County, a 74-year old male from Monongalia County, a 90-year old female from Raleigh County, an 83-year old female from Raleigh County, and an 81-year old male from Raleigh County.

“Every life lost to this deadly virus leaves a hole in a family, a community and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I offer my deepest sympathies to all who are mourning a loved one today.”

Active cases have increased by 572, putting the total number of active cases in WV at 21,832. The daily percent positive dropped back down to 8.13 percent. The cumulative percent positive continues to rise, with it reaching 4.23 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 22
  • Greenbrier: 62
  • McDowell: 18
  • Mercer: 71
  • Monroe: 14
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 46
  • Summers: 9
  • Wyoming: 11

Both Fayette County and Greenbrier County are now colored orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Summers County is now colored yellow, with Wyoming County switching to gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (577), Berkeley (4,916), Boone (859), Braxton (190), Brooke (1,083), Cabell (4,221), Calhoun (112), Clay (216), Doddridge (183), Fayette (1,429), Gilmer (262), Grant (624), Greenbrier (1025), Hampshire (724), Hancock (1,441), Hardy (578), Harrison (2,205), Jackson (949), Jefferson (1,961), Kanawha (7,412), Lewis (369), Lincoln (596), Logan (1,292), Marion (1,347), Marshall (1,724), Mason (856), McDowell (773), Mercer (2,006), Mineral (1,941), Mingo (1,172), Monongalia (4,422), Monroe (505), Morgan (499), Nicholas (529), Ohio (2,102), Pendleton (202), Pleasants (228), Pocahontas (304), Preston (1,188), Putnam (2,560), Raleigh (2,212), Randolph (969), Ritchie (272), Roane (248), Summers (343), Taylor (530), Tucker (252), Tyler (254), Upshur (675), Wayne (1,417), Webster (114), Wetzel (549), Wirt (167), Wood (3,913), Wyoming (988).

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,339,101 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 66,849 total cases. This is a 1,141 case increase in the last 24 hours.

There were 945 more West Virginians to recover from the coronavirus. The total number of recoveries is up to 44,550. The DHHR confirms 27 new deaths related to COVID-19. The total number of deaths across WV is at 1,039.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 53-year old female from Cabell County, a 92-year old female from Wyoming County, a 76-year old male from Brooke County, a 76-year old female from Lewis County, a 79-year old male from Hardy County, an 82-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 76-year old male from Brooke County, an 81-year old female from Ohio County, a 69-year old male from Ohio County, an 83-year old male from Hancock County, a 75-year old male from Mercer County, a 62-year old male from Marshall County, a 79-year old male from Wetzel County, a 73-year old male from Wetzel County, an 87-year old male from Morgan County, a 92-year old female from Marion County, a 66-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 85-year old female from Wood County, a 90-year old male from Pocahontas County, a 73-year old female from Marshall County, an 88-year old female from Marshall County, an 84-year old female from Cabell County, a 73-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Putnam County, a 64-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Berkeley County, and a 68-year old male from Kanawha County.

“It never gets easier to announce the amount of COVID-19 cases or all the people we have lost,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “This pandemic has affected all West Virginians. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and to every person who has been affected by COVID-19.”

Active cases in the Mounatin State rose by 169 cases. The total number of active cases is up to 21,260. The cumulative percent positve continues to increase, rising to 4.18 percent. The daily percent positive has risen to 10.27 percent.

Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 8
  • Greenbrier: 18
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 30
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 3
  • Raleigh: 62
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 6

Raleigh County is colored orange on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Greenbrier County has moved into the red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (575), Berkeley (4,745), Boone (841), Braxton (187), Brooke (1,069), Cabell (4,134), Calhoun (112), Clay (211), Doddridge (178), Fayette (1,407), Gilmer (258), Grant (606), Greenbrier (963), Hampshire (682), Hancock (1,378), Hardy (553), Harrison (2,123), Jackson (941), Jefferson (1,914), Kanawha (7,282), Lewis (359), Lincoln (578), Logan (1,261), Marion (1,310), Marshall (1,711), Mason (836), McDowell (755), Mercer (1,935), Mineral (1,900), Mingo (1,151), Monongalia (4,319), Monroe (491), Morgan (482), Nicholas (521), Ohio (2,067), Pendleton (193), Pleasants (219), Pocahontas (303), Preston (1,147), Putnam (2,528), Raleigh (2,166), Randolph (947), Ritchie (265), Roane (244), Summers (334), Taylor (516), Tucker (244), Tyler (250), Upshur (661), Wayne (1,391), Webster (111), Wetzel (541), Wirt (164), Wood (3,813), Wyoming (977).

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Webster County in this report.

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

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