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(AP GRAPHICSBANK) Coronavirus West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,330,401 total confirmatory lab results received fro COVID-19, with 65,708 total cases. This is a 1,314 case increase since yesterday.

There were another 1,265 West Virginians to recover from the cornavirus. The total number of recoveries is up to 43,605. The DHHR confirmed 34 additional deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 has reached 1,012.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 52-year old male from Ritchie County, a 94-year old female from Harrison County, a 41-year old female from Berkeley County, a 66-year old female from Cabell County, an 86-year old male from Monroe County, an 86-year old female from Monongalia County, a 72-year old female from Hardy County, a 72-year old female from Wayne County, a 76-year old female from Fayette County, a 92-year old female from Kanawha County, an 89-year old male from Greenbrier County, an 89-year old male from Mineral County, a 92-year old male from Hardy County, a 96-year old male from Mineral County, an 80-year old female from Mineral County, a 78-year old male from Mineral County, an 82-year old female from Mason County, a 78-year old male from Taylor County, a 78-year old male from Hancock County, a 67-year old female from Mineral County, an 89-year old female from Putnam County, a 63-year old female from Pleasants County, a 74-year old female from Morgan County, a 50-year old male from Marshall County, an 84-year old male from Roane County, a 63-year old female from Mercer County, a 94-year old female from Cabell County, an 81-year old female from Cabell County, a 78-year old female from Jackson County, a 68-year old male from Summers County, a 76-year old male from Kanawha County, a 79-year old female from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 92-year old male from Kanawha County.

“As we share this sad news, we pause to remember each West Virginian lost,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our deepest condolences are extended to these families.”

There are 15 more active cases to report this morning. The total number of active cases across WV is up to 21,091. The cumulative percent positive has risen to 4.14 percent. The daily percent positive continues to rise, increasing to 9.61 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 22
  • Greenbrier: 21
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 71
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 31
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 7

There are 14 counties colored red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (564), Berkeley (4,652), Boone (820), Braxton (178), Brooke (1,045), Cabell (4,047), Calhoun (112), Clay (200), Doddridge (175), Fayette (1,399), Gilmer (256), Grant (600), Greenbrier (945), Hampshire (664), Hancock (1,337), Hardy (548), Harrison (2,076), Jackson (920), Jefferson (1,874), Kanawha (7,213), Lewis (347), Lincoln (564), Logan (1,236), Marion (1,286), Marshall (1,693), Mason (815), McDowell (752), Mercer (1,905), Mineral (1,857), Mingo (1,143), Monongalia (4,256), Monroe (485), Morgan (476), Nicholas (512), Ohio (2,043), Pendleton (188), Pleasants (211), Pocahontas (300), Preston (1,111), Putnam (2,505), Raleigh (2,104), Randolph (927), Ritchie (262), Roane (243), Summers (331), Taylor (507), Tucker (242), Tyler (242), Upshur (644), Wayne (1,358), Webster (112), Wetzel (533), Wirt (161), Wood (3,761), Wyoming (971).

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 Gilmer County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,321,330 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 64,394 total cases. This is a 1,177 case increas in the last 24 hours.

The DHHR reports ten new deaths this morning. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is up to 978.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 66-year old male from Grant County, a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, a 90-year old male from Jefferson County, a 67-year old male from Preston County, a 71-year old male from Berkeley County, a 95-year old female from Berkeley County, a 76-year old female from Berkeley County, a 74-year old female from Berkeley County, an 86-year old female from Berkeley County, and a 78-year old female from Kanawha County.

“As we mourn the West Virginia lives lost to this devastating virus, we must not lose sight of our power to prevent additional deaths by following public health safety measures of wearing masks, washing hands, staying home when sick, and social distancing,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

A total of 42,340 West Virginians have recovered from the virus. There is a 419 active case increase, putting the total number of active cases across WV at 21,076. The cumulative percent positive has risen to 4.10 percent. The daily percent positive has increased significantly to 8.33 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 11
  • Greenbrier: 52
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 53
  • Monroe: 14
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 47
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 11

Monroe County and Raleigh County both moved into the gold on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (562), Berkeley (4,537), Boone (813), Braxton (172), Brooke (1,005), Cabell (3,962), Calhoun (106), Clay (193), Doddridge (173), Fayette (1,377), Gilmer (257), Grant (596), Greenbrier (924), Hampshire (631), Hancock (1,292), Hardy (524), Harrison (2,012), Jackson (910), Jefferson (1,836), Kanawha (7,099), Lewis (343), Lincoln (546), Logan (1,222), Marion (1,262), Marshall (1,660), Mason (798), McDowell (745), Mercer (1,834), Mineral (1,825), Mingo (1,132), Monongalia (4,171), Monroe (482), Morgan (468), Nicholas (503), Ohio (2,011), Pendleton (182), Pleasants (209), Pocahontas (295), Preston (1,081), Putnam (2,477), Raleigh (2,073), Randolph (905), Ritchie (256), Roane (237), Summers (327), Taylor (490), Tucker (241), Tyler (229), Upshur (639), Wayne (1,336), Webster (110), Wetzel (523), Wirt (159), Wood (3,678), Wyoming (964).

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. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms 1,066 new cases on Sunday morning’s update. Bringing the total number of cases to 63,217. The number of deaths rose by two, bringing that total to 968.

The latest victims are a 69-year old man from Greenbrier County and a 66-year old man from Cabell County.

 “I offer my deepest sympathy to all who are grieving these losses today,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There are 334 new active cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 20,657. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties.

  • Fayette: 14
  • Greenbrier: 36
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 49
  • Monroe: 7
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 31
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 11

On the County Alert Map, Wyoming and Mercer Counties moved to Orange.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (555), Berkeley (4,449), Boone (796), Braxton (165), Brooke (990), Cabell (3,898), Calhoun (102), Clay (192), Doddridge (165), Fayette (1,366), Gilmer (254), Grant (584), Greenbrier (872), Hampshire (594), Hancock (1,265), Hardy (503), Harrison (1,957), Jackson (895), Jefferson (1,812), Kanawha (6,998), Lewis (340), Lincoln (540), Logan (1,215), Marion (1,226), Marshall (1,643), Mason (782), McDowell (738), Mercer (1,781), Mineral (1,813), Mingo (1,120), Monongalia (4,091), Monroe (468), Morgan (456), Nicholas (500), Ohio (1,986), Pendleton (173), Pleasants (171), Pocahontas (294), Preston (1,051), Putnam (2,460), Raleigh (2,026), Randolph (895), Ritchie (243), Roane (236), Summers (324), Taylor (473), Tucker (241), Tyler (225), Upshur (623), Wayne (1,326), Webster (106), Wetzel (518), Wirt (158), Wood (3,610), Wyoming (953).

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. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms 28 deaths in Saturday morning’s update. The total number of deaths is 966.

Those deaths include a an 82-year old female from Cabell County, a 95-year old male from Putnam County, a 77-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 75-year old female from McDowell County, a 95-year old female from Mason County, a 61-year old female from Mason County, a 66-year old female from Mineral County, a 101-year old female from Mineral County, a 96-year old male from Mineral County, a 98-year old female from Mineral County, a 79-year old male from Mingo County, a 64-year old male from Wood County, a 67-year old male from Mineral County, an 82-year old male from Cabell County, a 75-year old female from Grant County, a 61-year old female from Putnam County, a 90-year old female from Marshall County, a 91-year old male from Boone County, a 77-year old male from Putnam County, a 93-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Brooke County, an 81-year old female from Wood County, a 76-year old female from Ritchie County, an 86-year old female from Lincoln County, an 85-year old male from Cabell County, an 80-year old male from Grant County, a 91-year old male from Kanawha County, and an 89-year old male from Logan 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. “We extend our deepest condolences to these families.”

The DHHR reports 1,514 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State, bringing the total number of cases to 62,151. There are 352 new active cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 20,323. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties.

  • Fayette: 24
  • Greenbrier: 44
  • McDowell: 13
  • Mercer: 62
  • Monroe: 9
  • Pocahontas: 3
  • Raleigh: 41
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 5

On the County Alert System, Mercer County moved from the Yellow Category into the Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (547), Berkeley (4,377), Boone (791), Braxton (165), Brooke (961), Cabell (3,845), Calhoun (101), Clay (190), Doddridge (163), Fayette (1,352), Gilmer (244), Grant (572), Greenbrier (836), Hampshire (583), Hancock (1,235), Hardy (493), Harrison (1,920), Jackson (857), Jefferson (1,793), Kanawha (6,886), Lewis (330), Lincoln (531), Logan (1,205), Marion (1,198), Marshall (1,625), Mason (768), McDowell (731), Mercer (1,732), Mineral (1,808), Mingo (1,112), Monongalia (3,995), Monroe (461), Morgan (439), Nicholas (492), Ohio (1,965), Pendleton (165), Pleasants (168), Pocahontas (292), Preston (1,016), Putnam (2,436), Raleigh (1,995), Randolph (892), Ritchie (240), Roane (233), Summers (322), Taylor (470), Tucker (238), Tyler (222), Upshur (618), Wayne (1,312), Webster (105), Wetzel (513), Wirt (156), Wood (3,513), Wyoming (942).

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 Wirt County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,283,407 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 60,637 total cases. This a 942 case increase in the last 24 hours.

The recoveries also continue to increase across the state with 1,114 more West Virginians recovering from the virus. The total number of recoveries is up to 39,728. The DHHR confirms 17 new deaths related to COVID-19. The total number of deaths in the Mountain State currently sits at 938.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 90-year old female from Hampshire County, an 85-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 101-year old female from Wyoming County, a 76-year old male from Jefferson County, a 74-year old female from Hampshire County, a 97-year old female from Preston County, a 69-year old male from Ohio County, an 82-year old female from Ohio County, a 91-year old female from Ohio County, a 90-year old male from Ohio County, an 86-year old male from Mineral County, a 93-year old female from Nicholas County, a 69-year old female from Ohio County, an 84-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old male from Mineral County, a 95-year old female from Mineral County, and a 61-year old male from Mineral County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are devastated by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge all West Virginians to follow the health and safety recommendations and extend deepest sympathy to families grieving.”

There was 189 case drop in active cases across WV. The total number of active cases is down to 19,971. The cumulative percent positve has almost reached four percent currently sitting at 3.99 percent. The daily percent positive has lowered to 4.07 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 25
  • Greenbrier: 20
  • McDowell: 10
  • Mercer: 18
  • Monroe: 8
  • Raleigh: 8
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 13

Mercer County has moved to yellow on the DHHR’s County Alert System. McDowell County is colored green. Wyoming County remains in the red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (541), Berkeley (4,276), Boone (780), Braxton (161), Brooke (935), Cabell (3,719), Calhoun (100), Clay (186), Doddridge (158), Fayette (1,328), Gilmer (234), Grant (551), Greenbrier (792), Hampshire (564), Hancock (1,188), Hardy (471), Harrison (1,871), Jackson (850), Jefferson (1,746), Kanawha (6,788), Lewis (316), Lincoln (521), Logan (1,192), Marion (1,163), Marshall (1,614), Mason (741), McDowell (718), Mercer (1,670), Mineral (1,763), Mingo (1,093), Monongalia (3,897), Monroe (452), Morgan (419), Nicholas (473), Ohio (1,924), Pendleton (161), Pleasants (154), Pocahontas (289), Preston (962), Putnam (2,395), Raleigh (1,954), Randolph (867), Ritchie (234), Roane (231), Summers (317), Taylor (458), Tucker (219), Tyler (205), Upshur (605), Wayne (1,279), Webster (101), Wetzel (500), Wirt (157), Wood (3,417), Wyoming (937).

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 Barbour County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,265,329 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 59,695 confirmed cases. That is a 1,233 case increase since yesterday.

There were 1,112 additional recoveries from the virus. The total number of West Virginians to recover from coronavirus is up to 38,614. The DHHR reports 20 more deaths related to COVID-19. The total number of deaths across WV is at 921.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 71-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 75-year old male from Putnam County, a 92-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 90-year old female from Preston County, a 77-year old male from Wood County, an 80-year old male from Mineral County, a 77-year old male from Mineral County, a 78-year old male from Brooke County, an 86-year old male from Wood County, a 75-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year old female from Boone County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, an 86-year old female from Putnam County, a 42-year old male from Raleigh County, an 87-year old female from Jackson County, a 64-year old male from Cabell County, a 70-year old male from Cabell County, a 38-year old female from Cabell County, and a 59-year old male from Hancock County.

“As this pandemic continues, it doesn’t get any easier to report the deaths of our residents,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sincere condolences are extended to these families.”

There was a 101 case increase when it comes to active cases. The total number of active cases in the Mountain State sits at 20,160. The cumulative percent positive continues to steadily rise as it is currently at 3.98 percent. The daily percent positive has dropped back down to 6.24 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 19
  • Greenbrier: 51
  • McDowell: 8
  • Mercer: 35
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 8
  • Raleigh: 52
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 17

Mercer County moves to gold on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Wyoming County remains in the red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (543), Berkeley (4,224), Boone (767), Braxton (159), Brooke (918), Cabell (3,661), Calhoun (95), Clay (183), Doddridge (154), Fayette (1,303), Gilmer (231), Grant (537), Greenbrier (772), Hampshire (547), Hancock (1,139), Hardy (456), Harrison (1,835), Jackson (842), Jefferson (1,724), Kanawha (6,705), Lewis (301), Lincoln (514), Logan (1,180), Marion (1,141), Marshall (1,600), Mason (721), McDowell (708), Mercer (1,652), Mineral (1,748), Mingo (1,082), Monongalia (3,851), Monroe (444), Morgan (409), Nicholas (463), Ohio (1,901), Pendleton (153), Pleasants (141), Pocahontas (289), Preston (940), Putnam (2,379), Raleigh (1,946), Randolph (852), Ritchie (227), Roane (227), Summers (311), Taylor (454), Tucker (211), Tyler (197), Upshur (591), Wayne (1,259), Webster (99), Wetzel (493), Wirt (152), Wood (3,340), Wyoming (924).

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. 9, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,250,368 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 58,462 cases confirmed. This is a 1,402 case increase in the last 24 hours.

The DHHR confirms 989 more West Virginians recovered from the virus. Total recoveries across the state is up to 37,502.

There have been 31 new deaths confirmed since yesterday. The total number of deaths has reached 901.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 83-year old male from Wayne County, an 87-year old female from Berkeley County, a 76-year old male from Berkeley County, a 70-year old male from Berkeley County, an 81-year old male from Wyoming County, a 79-year old female from Mineral County, a 54-year old male from Mineral County, a 64-year old male from Mineral County, an 83-year old female from Mineral County, a 94-year old female from Mineral County, a 64-year old female from Mineral County, a 76-year old male from Kanawha County, a 59-year old female from Ohio County, an 89-year old male from Ohio County, an 85-year old male from Ohio County, a 90-year old male from Kanawha County, a 74-year old female from Marshall County, a 71-year old female from Berkeley County, a 49-year old male from Mercer County, an 87-year old female from Gilmer County, an 89-year old female from Putnam County, an 80-year old male from Putnam County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, a 59-year old male from Wood County, an 88-year old male from Hancock County, a 73-year old male from Hardy County, a 90-year old female from Mercer County, a 65-year old male from Mercer County, an 88-year old male from Mercer County, a 74-year old female from Ritchie County, and a 78-year old male from Wood County.

“As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we also encourage all West Virginians to recognize the continued need to take every possible step to slow the spread of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.  

Active cases increased by 382 across WV. The total number of active cases sits at 20,059. The daily percent positive jumped back up to 6.59 percent. The cumulative percent continues to edge closer to the four percent mark. It has risen to 3.95 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 12
  • Greenbrier: 14
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 36
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 62
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 31

Wyoming County is back in the red on the DHHR’s County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (540), Berkeley (4,122), Boone (753), Braxton (154), Brooke (891), Cabell (3,581), Calhoun (92), Clay (170), Doddridge (152), Fayette (1,284), Gilmer (228), Grant (520), Greenbrier (721), Hampshire (516), Hancock (1,085), Hardy (441), Harrison (1,794), Jackson (834), Jefferson (1,677), Kanawha (6,599), Lewis (298), Lincoln (507), Logan (1,169), Marion (1,127), Marshall (1,570), Mason (705), McDowell (700), Mercer (1,617), Mineral (1,733), Mingo (1,075), Monongalia (3,796), Monroe (438), Morgan (387), Nicholas (455), Ohio (1,873), Pendleton (147), Pleasants (139), Pocahontas (281), Preston (903), Putnam (2,353), Raleigh (1,894), Randolph (837), Ritchie (219), Roane (223), Summers (307), Taylor (447), Tucker (207), Tyler (194), Upshur (587), Wayne (1,238), Webster (94), Wetzel (489), Wirt (144), Wood (3,248), Wyoming (907).

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., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,236,850 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 57,060 cases across WV. This is a 932 case increase since yesterday.

The DHHR reports that 917 West Virginians recovered from the virus. The total number of recoveries in WV is at 36,513.

An additional 29 new deaths have been confirmed by the DHHR in the last 24 hours. This puts the total number of lives lost due to the coronavirus at 870.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 85-year old female from Hancock County, a 77-year old male from Mason County, a 59-year old female from Marshall County, a 62-year old male from Lincoln County, a 90-year old female from Boone County, a 95-year old female from Hancock County, a 76-year old female from Cabell County, a 54-year old female from Cabell County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, a 65-year old male from Randolph County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Berkeley County, a 97-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 90-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 97-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 67-year old male from Mingo County, a 96-year old male from Marshall County, a 74-year old female from Jefferson County, an 81-year old female from Putnam County, a 70-year old female from Fayette County, a 93-year old female from Kanawha County, a 53-year old female from Grant County, an 80-year old female from Putnam County, a 78-year old female from Hancock County, a 75-year old male from Raleigh County, an 86-year old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year old male from Wood County, a 62-year old female from Harrison County, and a 65-year old male from Cabell County.

“Over the past few days, we have lost an additional 29 West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we also encourage all residents to recognize the continued need to take every possible step to slow the spread of this disease.”

Active cases dropped across the Mountain State. The total number of active cases currently sits at 19,677. There was also a drop in the daily percent positive which has lowered to 6.14 percent. The cumulative percent positive has slightly risen to 3.91 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 26
  • McDowell: 2
  • Mercer: 39
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 27
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 3

McDowell County is colored yellow on the DHHR’s County Alert System. Wyoming County has improved to orange on the map. There are 12 counties currently in the red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (536), Berkeley (4,009), Boone (736), Braxton (153), Brooke (845), Cabell (3,470), Calhoun (92), Clay (161), Doddridge (147), Fayette (1,272), Gilmer (225), Grant (507), Greenbrier (707), Hampshire (476), Hancock (1,035), Hardy (420), Harrison (1,747), Jackson (798), Jefferson (1,638), Kanawha (6,478), Lewis (290), Lincoln (490), Logan (1,160), Marion (1,104), Marshall (1,538), Mason (685), McDowell (693), Mercer (1,581), Mineral (1,645), Mingo (1,062), Monongalia (3,738), Monroe (432), Morgan (373), Nicholas (442), Ohio (1,850), Pendleton (139), Pleasants (136), Pocahontas (277), Preston (871), Putnam (2,310), Raleigh (1,832), Randolph (808), Ritchie (215), Roane (223), Summers (302), Taylor (443), Tucker (204), Tyler (188), Upshur (579), Wayne (1,220), Webster (89), Wetzel (481), Wirt (141), Wood (3,191), Wyoming (876).

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 Braxton County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 1,226,697 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 56,128 cases. This is a 1,131 case increase over the last 24 hours.

The DHHR reports an additional three deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus related deaths to 841.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 91-year old female from Roane County, an 89-year old male from Kanawha County, and an 87-year old female from Kanawha County.

“Each death of a West Virginian is a loss if felt by all,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our sincere condolences to these families and encourage continued abidance of the guidelines and safety measures.”

Active cases across WV rose 614. The total number of active cases now sits at 19,691. DHHR confirms the recoveries of 514 more West Virginians. The total number of recoveries is at 35,596.

The cumulative percent positive rose to 3.88 percent. The daily percent positive dropped slightly but still sits above seven percent at 7.24 percent. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 11
  • Greenbrier: 22
  • McDowell: 14
  • Mercer: 47
  • Monroe: 13
  • Pocahontas: 3
  • Raleigh: 24
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 9

Wyoming County remains to be on of now 14 counties colored red on the DHHR County Alert System. Mercer County moves to green as McDowell moves to gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (520), Berkeley (3,932), Boone (728), Braxton (154), Brooke (826), Cabell (3,414), Calhoun (91), Clay (158), Doddridge (140), Fayette (1,268), Gilmer (221), Grant (500), Greenbrier (681), Hampshire (460), Hancock (996), Hardy (399), Harrison (1,726), Jackson (789), Jefferson (1,612), Kanawha (6,367), Lewis (283), Lincoln (483), Logan (1,152), Marion (1,083), Marshall (1,531), Mason (666), McDowell (691), Mercer (1,542), Mineral (1,629), Mingo (1,053), Monongalia (3,691), Monroe (427), Morgan (372), Nicholas (430), Ohio (1,822), Pendleton (137), Pleasants (129), Pocahontas (273), Preston (845), Putnam (2,280), Raleigh (1,805), Randolph (798), Ritchie (213), Roane (223), Summers (301), Taylor (438), Tucker (196), Tyler (182), Upshur (573), Wayne (1,198), Webster (88), Wetzel (476), Wirt (139), Wood (3,124), Wyoming (873).

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 Gilmer County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms nine new deaths across the Mountain State, bringing the total number of deaths to 838.

These deaths include a 67-year old female from Wood County, an 82-year old male from Wood County, a 91-year old male from Mineral County, an 80-year old male from Fayette County, a 94-year old male from Preston County, an 83-year old male from Mineral County, a 71-year old male from Berkeley County, a 95-year old male from Hancock County, and an 81-year old male from Ohio 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.”

New COVID-19 cases rose by 1,425, bringing the total number of cases in the Mountain State up to 54,997. There are 788 new active cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 19,077. Here is the breakdown of cases in our Southeastern West Virginia counties.

  • Fayette: 16
  • Greenbrier: 34
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 30
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 22
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 24

There are no changes on the County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (507), Berkeley (3,847), Boone (715), Braxton (149), Brooke (799), Cabell (3,366), Calhoun (90), Clay (149), Doddridge (138), Fayette (1,257), Gilmer (222), Grant (485), Greenbrier (659), Hampshire (443), Hancock (966), Hardy (388), Harrison (1,682), Jackson (779), Jefferson (1,584), Kanawha (6,264), Lewis (278), Lincoln (479), Logan (1,141), Marion (1,057), Marshall (1,508), Mason (649), McDowell (677), Mercer (1,495), Mineral (1,568), Mingo (1,040), Monongalia (3,626), Monroe (414), Morgan (342), Nicholas (412), Ohio (1,791), Pendleton (130), Pleasants (123), Pocahontas (270), Preston (823), Putnam (2,237), Raleigh (1,781), Randolph (785), Ritchie (209), Roane (218), Summers (297), Taylor (425), Tucker (190), Tyler (182), Upshur (567), Wayne (1,177), Webster (80), Wetzel (473), Wirt (134), Wood (3,066), Wyoming (864).

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.


2:12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 30 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 829.

Among these deaths are a 67-year old male from Tyler County, a 73-year old male from Cabell County, an 85-year old female from Putnam County, a 62-year old female from Kanawha County, a 65-year old male from Mercer County, an 85-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old male from Mercer County, a 69-year old female from Mineral County, a 68-year old male from Berkeley County, an 84-year old male from Barbour County, a 54-year old male from Fayette County, a 36-year old male from Mingo County, a 51-year old male from Kanawha County, a 76-year old male from Mineral County, a 93-year old female from Mineral County, a 73-year old female from Berkeley County, an 88-year old female Putnam County, a 95-year old female from Kanawha County, a 74-year old female from Fayette County, a 76-year old male from Fayette County, an 84-year old male from Kanawha County, a 75-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Ohio County, an 85-year old female from Putnam County, a 61-year old male from Mineral County, an 84-year old male from Mineral County, an 82-year old female from Preston County, an 83-year old female from Preston County, a 47-year old male from Logan County, and a 63-year old female from Logan 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 other West Virginians.”

The number of new cases rose by 1,400 to 53,572. Active cases were up 573 to 18,289. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 12
  • Greenbrier: 33
  • McDowell: 11
  • Mercer: 42
  • Monroe: 7
  • Pocahontas: 27
  • Raleigh: 17
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 29

On the County Alert System, Greenbrier County moved from Green to Yellow and Pocahontas County moved from Orange to Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (497), Berkeley (3,747), Boone (709), Braxton (140), Brooke (777), Cabell (3,276), Calhoun (88), Clay (149), Doddridge (136), Fayette (1,241), Gilmer (218), Grant (465), Greenbrier (625), Hampshire (422), Hancock (910), Hardy (377), Harrison (1,623), Jackson (766), Jefferson (1,536), Kanawha (6,107), Lewis (266), Lincoln (460), Logan (1,128), Marion (1,024), Marshall (1,468), Mason (598), McDowell (674), Mercer (1,465), Mineral (1,515), Mingo (1,032), Monongalia (3,561), Monroe (411), Morgan (334), Nicholas (404), Ohio (1,764), Pendleton (125), Pleasants (120), Pocahontas (266), Preston (793), Putnam (2,184), Raleigh (1,759), Randolph (779), Ritchie (200), Roane (211), Summers (294), Taylor (397), Tucker (176), Tyler (167), Upshur (561), Wayne (1,147), Webster (72), Wetzel (464), Wirt (131), Wood (2,973), Wyoming (840).

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. 4, 2020: The death toll from COVID-19 in West Virginia rose by 10 on Friday to 799. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed the deaths of a 53-year-old woman from Hardy County, a 72-year-old woman from Lewis County, a 64-year-old man from Marshall County, a 55-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 65-year-old man from Berkeley County, an 82-year-old woman from Mingo County, an 89-year-old man from Brooke County, a 94-year-old woman from Ohio County and a 95-year-old woman and an 85-year-old woman both from Putnam County.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge all West Virginians to continue to follow all of the safety recommendations.”

The number of new cases rose by 1,147 to 52,172 from 1,180,491 tests. Active cases were up 288 to 17,716. There were 849 people who recovered. That total is now 33,657. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 23
  • Greenbrier: 21
  • McDowell: 22,
  • Mercer: 22
  • Monroe: 14
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 39
  • Summers: 8
  • Wyoming: 14

The cumulative percent positive is still rising and is now 3.76. The daily percent positive is down on Friday to 5.37. On the County Alert System map, there are now 13 West Virginia counties in Red. These include Wyoming and Nicholas Counties.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (482), Berkeley (3,617), Boone (703), Braxton (134), Brooke (753), Cabell (3,177), Calhoun (89), Clay (147), Doddridge (130), Fayette (1,226), Gilmer (215), Grant (440), Greenbrier (592), Hampshire (394), Hancock (851), Hardy (347), Harrison (1,581), Jackson (733), Jefferson (1,486), Kanawha (6,023), Lewis (262), Lincoln (455), Logan (1,114), Marion (989), Marshall (1,396), Mason (580), McDowell (663), Mercer (1,423), Mineral (1,491), Mingo (1,023), Monongalia (3,490), Monroe (404), Morgan (326), Nicholas (399), Ohio (1,708), Pendleton (121), Pleasants (118), Pocahontas (239), Preston (751), Putnam (2,135), Raleigh (1,742), Randolph (777), Ritchie (195), Roane (209), Summers (290), Taylor (382), Tucker (168), Tyler (164), Upshur (551), Wayne (1,113), Webster (70), Wetzel (454), Wirt (129), Wood (2,910), Wyoming (811).

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.


10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,163,674 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 51,025 total cases. This is an increase of 1,120 cases across WV.

There are 806 new recoveries to report putting the total number of West Virginians to recover from the virus at 32,808. The DHHR reports 11 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of lives lost due to COVID-19 is at 789.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 86-year old male from Berkeley County, a 56-year old female from Berkeley County, an 83-year old male from Marshall County, an 81-year old male from Marshall County, a 91-year old female from Boone County, a 77-year old male from Hancock County, a 51-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old male from Mineral County, a 79-year old female from Mineral County, an 85-year old male from Greenbrier County, and a 73-year old female from Cabell County.

“We mourn the tragic loss of these West Virginians and send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The active cases increased by 303, putting the total number of active cases at 17,428. The cumulative percent positive rose to 3.73 percent. The daily percent positive continues to rise as it sits at 6.94 percent.

There are zero cases to report out of Monroe County. Here is a breakdown of new cases across the other southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 13
  • Greenbrier: 19
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 18
  • Pocahontas: 10
  • Raleigh: 29
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 14

There are 11 counties colored red on the DHHR County Alert System. Wyoming County remains to be included in these counties.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (473), Berkeley (3,551), Boone (690), Braxton (132), Brooke (737), Cabell (3,119), Calhoun (82), Clay (132), Doddridge (130), Fayette (1,203), Gilmer (214), Grant (418), Greenbrier (571), Hampshire (381), Hancock (825), Hardy (339), Harrison (1,563), Jackson (724), Jefferson (1,471), Kanawha (5,931), Lewis (259), Lincoln (447), Logan (1,100), Marion (969), Marshall (1,329), Mason (558), McDowell (641), Mercer (1,401), Mineral (1,415), Mingo (1,008), Monongalia (3,459), Monroe (390), Morgan (310), Nicholas (389), Ohio (1,693), Pendleton (115), Pleasants (111), Pocahontas (235), Preston (706), Putnam (2,095), Raleigh (1,703), Randolph (762), Ritchie (186), Roane (194), Summers (282), Taylor (375), Tucker (159), Tyler (156), Upshur (534), Wayne (1,096), Webster (70), Wetzel (445), Wirt (127), Wood (2,823), Wyoming (797).

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. 2, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,152,045 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19. These results have revealed 49,905 total coronavirus cases. This a 1,087 case increase across WV.

The number of people to recover from the virus rose 863. The total number of recoveries in WV is at 32,002.

The DHHR reports 20 more West Virginians have been lost due to the virus. The total number of deaths across the Mountain State has reached 778.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 25-year old female from Cabell County, a 74-year old male from Hampshire County, a 61-year old female from Wyoming County, a 59-year old male from Pocahontas County, a 90-year old female from Marshall County, an 88-year old female from Marshall County, an 85-year old male from Marshall County, a 68-year old female from Hancock County, an 80-year old female from Marshall County, a 74-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 99-year old female from Wetzel County, a 95-year old male from Wetzel County, a 69-year old female from McDowell County, an 82-year old male from Preston County, an 89-year old female from Berkeley County, a 54-year old male from Mineral County, a 69-year old female from Wayne County, a 71-year old female from Preston County, a 72-year old male from Preston County, and a 95-year old female from Mineral County.

“Today is a difficult day as our state continues to feel the effects of this terrible pandemic,” said DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch. “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones and to those who are currently battling COVID-19. We must continue to pull together as a state and community in fighting this virus and protecting our fellow West Virginians.”

DHHR reports 204 new active cases in the last 24 hours. The total number if active cases in WV is currently at 17,125. The cumulative percent positive rose to 3.69 percent. The daily percent positive increased to 6.60 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 13
  • Greenbrier: 18
  • McDowell: 11
  • Mercer: 9
  • Monroe: 11
  • Pocahontas: 10
  • Raleigh: 30
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 27

Wyoming County remains to be one of eight counties in WV colored red on the DHHR County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (456), Berkeley (3,453), Boone (682), Braxton (124), Brooke (709), Cabell (3,056), Calhoun (82), Clay (123), Doddridge (129), Fayette (1,190), Gilmer (214), Grant (407), Greenbrier (552), Hampshire (372), Hancock (787), Hardy (300), Harrison (1,527), Jackson (713), Jefferson (1,442), Kanawha (5,862), Lewis (252), Lincoln (444), Logan (1,088), Marion (943), Marshall (1,298), Mason (535), McDowell (640), Mercer (1,383), Mineral (1,385), Mingo (998), Monongalia (3,400), Monroe (390), Morgan (305), Nicholas (385), Ohio (1,651), Pendleton (111), Pleasants (104), Pocahontas (225), Preston (686), Putnam (2,050), Raleigh (1,674), Randolph (751), Ritchie (185), Roane (191), Summers (280), Taylor (366), Tucker (148), Tyler (149), Upshur (527), Wayne (1,076), Webster (69), Wetzel (425), Wirt (120), Wood (2,708), Wyoming (783).

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. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,141,770 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 48,818 total cases. This is a 976 case increase over 24 hours.

The DHHR reports that 819 people recovered from the virus. Unfortunately, 23 more West Virginians lost their lives due to the coronavirus.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 99-year old male from Marshall County, a 72-year old male from Fayette County, a 91-year old male from Harrison County, an 81-year old male from Wood County, an 88-year old male from Raleigh County, an 82-year old female from Kanawha County, a 65-year old male from Cabell County, a 59-year old female from Mercer County, a 90-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 69-year old male from Mercer County, a 77-year old male from Harrison County, a 55-year old female from Harrison County, a 60-year old male from Boone County, a 76-year old female from Lincoln County, a 68-year old male from Berkeley County, a 66-year old female from Wyoming County, a 79-year old female from Berkeley County, an 80-year old female from Hancock County, a 92-year old female from Ritchie County, a 74-year old male from Mineral County, an 83-year old female from Mineral County, a 77-year old male from Mineral County, and a 73-year old male from Lincoln County.

“As we solemnly observe the passing of more state residents and extend our sincere sympathies to their loved ones, now, more than ever, we must not relax on our preventive measures,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “These actions help ensure the health and safety of our fellow West Virginians.”

Active cases across WV rose 134, putting the total number of active cases at 16,921. The cumulative percent positive continues to slowly rise and is currently at 3.67 percent. The daily percent positive dropped to 6.07 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 5
  • Greenbrier: 18
  • Mercer: 14
  • Pocahontas: 4
  • Raleigh: 31
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 4

Wyoming County remains in the red on the DHHR County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (441), Berkeley (3,374), Boone (663), Braxton (119), Brooke (682), Cabell (2,956), Calhoun (81), Clay (120), Doddridge (125), Fayette (1,177), Gilmer (209), Grant (405), Greenbrier (534), Hampshire (353), Hancock (753), Hardy (295), Harrison (1,463), Jackson (706), Jefferson (1,413), Kanawha (5,785), Lewis (242), Lincoln (433), Logan (1,069), Marion (927), Marshall (1,276), Mason (513), McDowell (629), Mercer (1,374), Mineral (1,356), Mingo (990), Monongalia (3,373), Monroe (379), Morgan (297), Nicholas (371), Ohio (1,613), Pendleton (109), Pleasants (101), Pocahontas (215), Preston (664), Putnam (2,009), Raleigh (1,644), Randolph (718), Ritchie (182), Roane (188), Summers (278), Taylor (360), Tucker (141), Tyler (141), Upshur (523), Wayne (1,052), Webster (69), Wetzel (415), Wirt (117), Wood (2,639), Wyoming (756).

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 Clay County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 1,130,956 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19.

Total cases across West Virginia rose by 845, putting the total number of cases at 47,842. Six deaths have been reported over the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths in WV is at 735.

DHHR confirms the deaths of a 79-year old male from Monroe County, a 93-year old female from Brooke County, an 87-year old female from Brooke County, an 89-year old female from Ritchie County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 84-year old male from Cabell County.

“I urge all West Virginians to follow safety recommendations and extend deepest sympathy to families grieving profound loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 417 active cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases currently sits at 16,787. The cumulative percent positive is at 3.64 percent. The daily percent positive rose by 2.25 percent, bring the daily percent positive to 7.07 percent.

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

  • Fayette: 18
  • Greenbrier: 17
  • McDowell: 8
  • Mercer: 30
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 38
  • Raleigh: 30
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 6

Wyoming County remains in the red on the County Alert System while Pocahontas County remains in the orange.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (422), Berkeley (3,268), Boone (648), Braxton (116), Brooke (654), Cabell (2,905), Calhoun (80), Clay (121), Doddridge (124), Fayette (1,172), Gilmer (206), Grant (389), Greenbrier (516), Hampshire (338), Hancock (708), Hardy (282), Harrison (1,417), Jackson (700), Jefferson (1,371), Kanawha (5,713), Lewis (242), Lincoln (427), Logan (1,055), Marion (899), Marshall (1,235), Mason (489), McDowell (629), Mercer (1,360), Mineral (1,322), Mingo (986), Monongalia (3,341), Monroe (379), Morgan (289), Nicholas (361), Ohio (1,576), Pendleton (105), Pleasants (98), Pocahontas (211), Preston (652), Putnam (1,983), Raleigh (1,613), Randolph (693), Ritchie (179), Roane (183), Summers (274), Taylor (350), Tucker (140), Tyler (138), Upshur (514), Wayne (1,030), Webster (68), Wetzel (413), Wirt (113), Wood (2,593), Wyoming (752).

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 Tyler County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The DHHR reports 11 new deaths in Sunday mornings update. These include a 49-year old woman from Harrison County, a 73-year old man from Kanawha County, a 47-year old woman from Kanawha County, a 79-year old woman from Kanawha County, an 82-year old man from Kanawha County, a 91-year old woman from Cabell County, a 97-year old man from Putnam County, a 68-year old man from Wood County, a 97-year old woman from Greenbrier County, a 97-year old woman from Mineral County, and an 84-year old man from Marion County.

“The loss of life weighs heavily not only on families and friends, but also on the healthcare workers responding to this deadly virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our hearts break with one another, and we must work to stop the spread of this virus so that we can heal together.”

The total number of COVID-19 cases rose by 1,152, bringing the total number of cases to 46,997. Active cases rose by 639, bringing that total to 16,370. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 23
  • Greenbrier: 24
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 13
  • Monroe: 2
  • Pocahontas: 11
  • Raleigh: 45
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 28

Fayette County moved to gold and Monroe County moved to yellow on the County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (405), Berkeley (3,189), Boone (645), Braxton (116), Brooke (642), Cabell (2,881), Calhoun (77), Clay (117), Doddridge (122), Fayette (1,154), Gilmer (203), Grant (358), Greenbrier (499), Hampshire (325), Hancock (694), Hardy (276), Harrison (1,387), Jackson (695), Jefferson (1,353), Kanawha (5,659), Lewis (241), Lincoln (424), Logan (1,049), Marion (883), Marshall (1,214), Mason (474), McDowell (621), Mercer (1,330), Mineral (1,255), Mingo (984), Monongalia (3,307), Monroe (374), Morgan (287), Nicholas (345), Ohio (1,525), Pendleton (104), Pleasants (93), Pocahontas (173), Preston (620), Putnam (1,968), Raleigh (1,583), Randolph (689), Ritchie (177), Roane (180), Summers (273), Taylor (339), Tucker (140), Tyler (139), Upshur (508), Wayne (1,018), Webster (68), Wetzel (411), Wirt (111), Wood (2,547), Wyoming (746).

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 Lewis County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports nearly 800 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The DHHR reports six new deaths in Saturday mornings update. These include a 77-year old male from Cabell County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, a 92-year old male from Harrison County, a 74-year old female from Hampshire County, a 79-year old male from Preston County, and an 87-year old male from Preston County.

“As a grandfather, I am particularly sensitive to the grief children are suffering from the loss of a grandparent or beloved neighbor,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “West Virginians of all ages are affected by these tragic losses of life.”

The total number of COVID-19 cases rose by 799, bringing the total number of cases to 45,845. Active cases rose by 405, bringing that total to 15,731. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 20
  • Greenbrier: 13
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 10
  • Monroe: 7
  • Pocahontas: 10
  • Raleigh: 25
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 18

Monroe County moved into the Gold Category on the County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (396), Berkeley (3,081), Boone (636), Braxton (114), Brooke (625), Cabell (2,829), Calhoun (74), Clay (107), Doddridge (120), Fayette (1,131), Gilmer (202), Grant (332), Greenbrier (475), Hampshire (313), Hancock (663), Hardy (258), Harrison (1,320), Jackson (693), Jefferson (1,309), Kanawha (5,589), Lewis (236), Lincoln (416), Logan (1,034), Marion (849), Marshall (1,154), Mason (449), McDowell (620), Mercer (1,317), Mineral (1,197), Mingo (980), Monongalia (3,284), Monroe (372), Morgan (270), Nicholas (335), Ohio (1,496), Pendleton (103), Pleasants (89), Pocahontas (162), Preston (593), Putnam (1,915), Raleigh (1,538), Randolph (682), Ritchie (165), Roane (175), Summers (272), Taylor (320), Tucker (134), Tyler (138), Upshur (494), Wayne (1,000), Webster (66), Wetzel (403), Wirt (109), Wood (2,493), Wyoming (718).

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 Lewis County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms there have been 1,095,837 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19, with 45,046 cases.

DHHR reports zero deaths over the last 24 hours.

The cumulative percent positive rose slightly to 3.57 percent. The daily percent positive dropped down to 3.89 percent. There were 290 West Virginians to recover from the virus.

With the total number of cases rising by 866, the active cases are rising along with it. Active cases rose 576, putting the total number of active cases at 15,326. Here is a breakdown of new COVID-19 cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 17
  • Greenbrier: 30
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 21
  • Monroe: 5
  • Raleigh: 21
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 21

Wyoming County remains to be one of four counties across WV in the red on the County Alert System.


CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (390), Berkeley (3,030), Boone (625), Braxton (109), Brooke (611), Cabell (2,787), Calhoun (71), Clay (107), Doddridge (118), Fayette (1,111), Gilmer (200), Grant (332), Greenbrier (462), Hampshire (306), Hancock (640), Hardy (250), Harrison (1,279), Jackson (691), Jefferson (1,297), Kanawha (5,531), Lewis (237), Lincoln (410), Logan (1,031), Marion (827), Marshall (1,137), Mason (426), McDowell (613), Mercer (1,307), Mineral (1,170), Mingo (975), Monongalia (3,253), Monroe (365), Morgan (263), Nicholas (323), Ohio (1,472), Pendleton (103), Pleasants (87), Pocahontas (152), Preston (552), Putnam (1,884), Raleigh (1,513), Randolph (679), Ritchie (156), Roane (164), Summers (268), Taylor (320), Tucker (132), Tyler (135), Upshur (477), Wayne (980), Webster (62), Wetzel (393), Wirt (101), Wood (2,432), Wyoming (700).

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 Lewis County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov 26, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms there have been 1,079,066 total confirmatory lab results, with 44,180 cases. This is a 1,130 case increase from a day ago.

The death toll continues to rise daily as there have been 17 new deaths related to COVID-19. The total number of West Virginians lost to the virus sits at 712.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 79-year old male from Berkeley County, a 50-year old male from Mason County, an 89-year old female from Jefferson County, a 69-year old male from Cabell County, an 86-year old female from Kanawha County, a 74-year old female from Putnam County, a 75-year old male from Taylor County, an 85-year old female from Marshall County, a 57-year old male from Raleigh County, an 81-year old female from Mineral County, a 47-year old female from Wyoming County, a 70-year old male from Marshall County, a 98-year old male from Cabell County, a 69-year old male from Preston County, a 57-year old male from Jackson County, an 85-year old female from Cabell County, and a 68-year old male from Doddridge County.

“During the holiday season, we feel the loss of loved ones with a deeper pain,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Each person lost to this virus is loved and remembered, not only today, but every day.”

The numbers of active cases rose 467, putting the total number of active cases at 14,750. Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 18
  • Greenbrier: 18
  • McDowell: 2
  • Mercer: 22
  • Monroe: 8
  • Pocahontas: 37
  • Raleigh: 27
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 30

The daily percent positive continues to increase and is currently at 4.97 percent. The cumulative percent positive has risen to 3.56 percent. Wyoming County remains to be one of four counties colored red on the County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (384), Berkeley (2,945), Boone (619), Braxton (108), Brooke (596), Cabell (2,756), Calhoun (69), Clay (106), Doddridge (117), Fayette (1,094), Gilmer (199), Grant (320), Greenbrier (432), Hampshire (299), Hancock (620), Hardy (240), Harrison (1,259), Jackson (684), Jefferson (1,263), Kanawha (5,480), Lewis (238), Lincoln (407), Logan (1,028), Marion (810), Marshall (1,104), Mason (403), McDowell (602), Mercer (1,286), Mineral (1,131), Mingo (966), Monongalia (3,202), Monroe (360), Morgan (252), Nicholas (322), Ohio (1,438), Pendleton (102), Pleasants (86), Pocahontas (152), Preston (541), Putnam (1,830), Raleigh (1,492), Randolph (677), Ritchie (145), Roane (162), Summers (265), Taylor (311), Tucker (126), Tyler (134), Upshur (471), Wayne (961), Webster (61), Wetzel (390), Wirt (95), Wood (2,361), Wyoming (679).

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 Clay County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020: It was another day of double-digit deaths in West Virginia on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. There were 13 people who passed away from COVID-19 according to the latest report from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

The death toll is now 695. The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 84-year-old woman, and an 80-year-old man from Cabell County; a 97-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man, and an 80-year-old woman from Mineral County; an 84-year-old woman from Harrison County; and a 68-year-old man, a 76-year-old man, a 95-year-old man, an 86-year-old woman, an 83-year-old man, a 94-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman all from Marshall County.

“Protecting the health, safety and well-being of every West Virginian is our ultimate goal,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “In these days of sadness, we must find the strength to support our friends and neighbors while continuing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing safety measures we know work: wearing masks, washing hands, keeping a safe physical distance from others, utilizing free COVID-19 testing, and when possible, staying home.”

The number of new cases in WV rose by 967 to 43,050 from 1,063,597 tests. On Tuesday alone, there were 15,520 people who were tested for COVID-19. The number of active cases increased 343 to 14,283. Here is a look at the new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 11
  • Greenbrier: 2
  • McDowell: 15
  • Mercer: 12
  • Monroe: 10
  • Pocahontas: 8
  • Raleigh: 24
  • Wyoming: 31

The cumulative percent positive is still rising and is now 3.53. The daily percent positive is now 4.81. Another 611 West Virginian’s recovered from the virus. That total is now 28,072. Wyoming County is back in the Red on the County Alert System map. It is one of four counties in the Mountain State in Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (375), Berkeley (2,874), Boone (603), Braxton (104), Brooke (587), Cabell (2,695), Calhoun (63), Clay (107), Doddridge (112), Fayette (1,076), Gilmer (196), Grant (310), Greenbrier (414), Hampshire (295), Hancock (591), Hardy (227), Harrison (1,200), Jackson (680), Jefferson (1,233), Kanawha (5,400), Lewis (228), Lincoln (401), Logan (1,015), Marion (776), Marshall (1,080), Mason (383), McDowell (600), Mercer (1,264), Mineral (1,084), Mingo (947), Monongalia (3,143), Monroe (352), Morgan (245), Nicholas (315), Ohio (1,403), Pendleton (101), Pleasants (84), Pocahontas (115), Preston (505), Putnam (1,776), Raleigh (1,465), Randolph (660), Ritchie (139), Roane (158), Summers (260), Taylor (290), Tucker (117), Tyler (132), Upshur (462), Wayne (949), Webster (54), Wetzel (381), Wirt (94), Wood (2,281), Wyoming (649).

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 Doddridge County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirms there have been 1,048,077 total confirmatory lab results received for COVID-19. The total number of cases has risen to 42,083 with 682 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 94-year old male from Wayne County, a 78-year old female from Cabell County, a 70-year old male from Fayette County, an 80-year old male from Mineral County, a 74-year old female from Marshall County, a 90-year old female from Mineral County, a 35-year old female from Ohio County, an 84-year old female from Marion County, an 87-year old female from Wood County, a 92-year old female from Ritchie County, a 79-year old male from Wood County, a 70-year old female from Kanawha County, an 81-year old male from Kanawha County, a 70-year old male from Mineral County, and an 83-year old male from Mingo County.

“Our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Now, more than ever, we must be diligent in our efforts to control the spread of this virus for the health of our loved ones if not for ourselves.”

Active cases rose by 262 putting the total number of active cases at 13,940. The cumulative percent positivity rate is at 3.51 percent. The daily percent positive rose from 4.00 to 4.80 percent.

Mercer County moved to yellow on the DHHR’s County Alert System map. Here is a breakdown of new cases across the southeastern counties of West Virginia.

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 16
  • McDowell: 12
  • Mercer: 25
  • Monroe: 12
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 26
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 3

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (357), Berkeley (2,799), Boone (593), Braxton (103), Brooke (566), Cabell (2,640), Calhoun (62), Clay (107), Doddridge (114), Fayette (1,065), Gilmer (192), Grant (307), Greenbrier (412), Hampshire (288), Hancock (569), Hardy (212), Harrison (1,156), Jackson (667), Jefferson (1,206), Kanawha (5,316), Lewis (226), Lincoln (385), Logan (1,006), Marion (757), Marshall (1,070), Mason (367), McDowell (585), Mercer (1,252), Mineral (1,028), Mingo (939), Monongalia (3,107), Monroe (342), Morgan (238), Nicholas (309), Ohio (1,357), Pendleton (100), Pleasants (76), Pocahontas (107), Preston (479), Putnam (1,710), Raleigh (1,441), Randolph (646), Ritchie (133), Roane (152), Summers (260), Taylor (279), Tucker (112), Tyler (127), Upshur (454), Wayne (930), Webster (54), Wetzel (378), Wirt (92), Wood (2,236), Wyoming (618).

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. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020: The death toll in West Virginia due to COVID-19 rose by five on Monday. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) said the total deaths is now 667. The agency confirmed the deaths of a 75-year-old man from Wyoming County, 72-year-old man from Summers County, a 66-year-old woman and a 71-year-old woman both from Kanawha County and a 79-year-old man from Berkeley County.

“On this National Public Health Thank You Day, we are grateful for our healthcare professionals, support staff and all who continue to do everything in their power to combat COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sincere sympathies are extended to these families.”

The number of new cases in West Virginia rose by 636 to 41,114 from 1,033,510 tests. Active cases increased by 338 for total of 13,678. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 15
  • McDowell: 4
  • Mercer: 24
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 6
  • Raleigh: 35
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 7

There are 293 people who recovered from the virus in WV. The cumulative percent positive held steady at 3.48-percent. The daily percent positive fell to 4.00. There are five counties in Red on the County Alert System map. Mercer County moved from Yellow to Green

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (355), Berkeley (2,727), Boone (585), Braxton (99), Brooke (543), Cabell (2,575), Calhoun (57), Clay (104), Doddridge (109), Fayette (1056), Gilmer (186), Grant (291), Greenbrier (396), Hampshire (277), Hancock (528), Hardy (203), Harrison (1,096), Jackson (666), Jefferson (1,181), Kanawha (5,235), Lewis (219), Lincoln (387), Logan (997), Marion (732), Marshall (1,047), Mason (349), McDowell (573), Mercer (1,227), Mineral (1,009), Mingo (926), Monongalia (3,058), Monroe (330), Morgan (234), Nicholas (303), Ohio (1,329), Pendleton (97), Pleasants (73), Pocahontas (102), Preston (472), Putnam (1,675), Raleigh (1,415), Randolph (629), Ritchie (128), Roane (148), Summers (258), Taylor (266), Tucker (105), Tyler (126), Upshur (444), Wayne (915), Webster (52), Wetzel (374), Wirt (90), Wood (2,141), Wyoming (615).

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.


10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports the Mountain State has more than 800 new cases

The DHHR confirmed 4 new deaths in the past 24 hours. These include the deaths of an 91-year old male from Mineral County, a 72-year old male from Mineral County, an 80-year old male from Mineral County, and a 60-year old female from Summers County.

“Today, more West Virginia families are suffering the loss of their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We grieve for them and for everyone this virus has affected.”

There are 880 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 40,478. Active cases rose by 565, bringing the total number of active cases to 13,340. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties.

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 8
  • McDowell: 2
  • Mercer: 9
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 21
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 11

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (344), Berkeley (2,692), Boone (581), Braxton (99), Brooke (531), Cabell (2,550), Calhoun (56), Clay (104), Doddridge (106), Fayette (1049), Gilmer (183), Grant (282), Greenbrier (381), Hampshire (265), Hancock (519), Hardy (202), Harrison (1,081), Jackson (654), Jefferson (1,165), Kanawha (5,190), Lewis (218), Lincoln (382), Logan (987), Marion (715), Marshall (1,011), Mason (339), McDowell (569), Mercer (1,203), Mineral (989), Mingo (915), Monongalia (3,018), Monroe (329), Morgan (233), Nicholas (299), Ohio (1,301), Pendleton (96), Pleasants (72), Pocahontas (96), Preston (466), Putnam (1,645), Raleigh (1,380), Randolph (622), Ritchie (128), Roane (145), Summers (253), Taylor (260), Tucker (104), Tyler (124), Upshur (437), Wayne (902), Webster (51), Wetzel (367), Wirt (89), Wood (2,091), Wyoming (608).

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 Lewis and Webster counties in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports the Mountain State’s third straight day of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases identified.

The DHHR confirmed 19 deaths in the past 24 hours. These include the deaths of a 61-year old male from Fayette County, a 74-year old male from Summers County, a 66-year old male from Logan County, a 90-year old male from Nicholas County, an 80-year old male from Marshall County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, a 79-year old male from Cabell County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, a 62-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old male from Harrison County, a 91-year old female from Harrison County, an 85-year old female from Kanawha County, an 85-year old female from Kanawha County, a 92-year old female from Harrison County, a 69-year old female from Mason County, an 83-year old male from Putnam County, an 85-year old female from Mason County, a 96-year old male from Wetzel County, and an 88-year old male from Morgan County.

“As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we also encourage all West Virginians to recognize the continued need to take every possible step to slow the spread of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.  

There are 1,118 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 39,598. Active cases rose by 598, bringing the total number of active cases to 12,775. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties.

  • Fayette: 17
  • Greenbrier: 12
  • McDowell: 10
  • Mercer: 31
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 26
  • Summers: 9
  • Wyoming: 13

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (333), Berkeley (2,600), Boone (570), Braxton (99), Brooke (503), Cabell (2,508), Calhoun (55), Clay (104), Doddridge (103), Fayette (1040), Gilmer (182), Grant (270), Greenbrier (373), Hampshire (256), Hancock (494), Hardy (192), Harrison (1,052), Jackson (648), Jefferson (1,128), Kanawha (5,135), Lewis (217), Lincoln (377), Logan (978), Marion (701), Marshall (986), Mason (327), McDowell (567), Mercer (1,194), Mineral (934), Mingo (901), Monongalia (2,985), Monroe (326), Morgan (233), Nicholas (299), Ohio (1,262), Pendleton (93), Pleasants (69), Pocahontas (94), Preston (432), Putnam (1,585), Raleigh (1,359), Randolph (617), Ritchie (120), Roane (144), Summers (251), Taylor (247), Tucker (101), Tyler (119), Upshur (422), Wayne (885), Webster (50), Wetzel (363), Wirt (83), Wood (2,035), Wyoming (597).

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 Lewis and Webster counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 1,081 new positive COVID-19 cases across the Mountain State. That brings he total number of cases to 38,480 from 989,560 tests.

The DHHR reports 16 more West Virginians have been lost due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths to 639. DHHR confirms the deaths of an 83-year old male from Marshall County, a 70-year old male from Logan County, a 59-year old female Boone County, a 74-year old female Lincoln County, a 72-year old male Monroe County, a 92-year old female Ohio County, a 79-year old male Marion County, an 85-year old female Mineral County, a 79-year old male Fayette County, a 68-year old female Summers County, a 95-year old female Summers County, a 74-year old male Pleasants County, a 71-year old male Kanawha County,  a 77-year old female Kanawha County, a 75-year old male Jackson County, and an 85-year old male Hampshire County.

“We mourn the tragic loss of these West Virginians and send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There are 534 new active cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the total number of active cases to 12,177. The daily positivity rate fell to 4.77 percent as the cumulative percent positive rises to 3.42 percent.

There were 531 West Virginians who recovered from the virus. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 26
  • Greenbrier: 17
  • McDowell: 20
  • Mercer: 38
  • Monroe: 11
  • Pocahontas: 5
  • Raleigh: 32
  • Summers: 10
  • Wyoming: 25


CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (312), Berkeley (2,544), Boone (559), Braxton (99), Brooke (483), Cabell (2,421), Calhoun (53), Clay (104), Doddridge (98), Fayette (1023), Gilmer (180), Grant (267), Greenbrier (361), Hampshire (246), Hancock (474), Hardy (181), Harrison (1,019), Jackson (636), Jefferson (1,093), Kanawha (5,024), Lewis (219), Lincoln (375), Logan (965), Marion (667), Marshall (961), Mason (309), McDowell (557), Mercer (1,163), Mineral (798), Mingo (889), Monongalia (2,948), Monroe (321), Morgan (226), Nicholas (291), Ohio (1,219), Pendleton (90), Pleasants (66), Pocahontas (89), Preston (420), Putnam (1,550), Raleigh (1,333), Randolph (599), Ritchie (107), Roane (144), Summers (242), Taylor (246), Tucker (98), Tyler (116), Upshur (410), Wayne (871), Webster (51), Wetzel (352), Wirt (77), Wood (1,950), Wyoming (584).

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, Nov. 19, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced 1,122 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Mountain State. That brings the total cases to 37,399 from 972,894 tests.

There were 11 people who passed away from the virus bringing the death toll to 623. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 87-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 70-year-old man from Harrison County, a 68-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 75-year-old man from Ohio County, a 74-year-old man from Marshall County, an 82-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 63-year-old woman from Tyler County, a 92-year-old woman from Marshall County, an 85-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 64-year-old man from Wood County, and a 62-year-old man from Kanawha County.

“As many of us have grown tired of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to stay vigilant in our prevention efforts,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sympathies are extended to these families.

Active cases rose by 471 to 11,643. There were 640 people who recovered from the virus. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 10
  • Greenbrier: 8
  • McDowell: 22
  • Mercer: 17
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 136
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 20

The cumulative percent positive is up to 3.39-percent while the daily percent positive fell to 5.22. On the County Alert System map, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties are in Orange. There are now six WV counties in Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (298), Berkeley (2,440), Boone (553), Braxton (98), Brooke (455), Cabell (2,349), Calhoun (49), Clay (100), Doddridge (95), Fayette (997), Gilmer (180), Grant (264), Greenbrier (344), Hampshire (242), Hancock (459), Hardy (177), Harrison (977), Jackson (620), Jefferson (1,060), Kanawha (4,934), Lewis (215), Lincoln (371), Logan (958), Marion (653), Marshall (911), Mason (290), McDowell (537), Mercer (1,125), Mineral (781), Mingo (873), Monongalia (2,905), Monroe (310), Morgan (219), Nicholas (281), Ohio (1,182), Pendleton (88), Pleasants (65), Pocahontas (84), Preston (405), Putnam (1,504), Raleigh (1,301), Randolph (592), Ritchie (106), Roane (141), Summers (232), Taylor (235), Tucker (91), Tyler (115), Upshur (397), Wayne (863), Webster (51), Wetzel (352), Wirt (73), Wood (1,843), Wyoming (559).

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.


10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 14 more deaths in the Mountain State for a total of 612. Those include a 78-year-old woman from Mercer County and a 68-year-old man from Wyoming County.

Other deaths included an 86-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 44-year-old man from Mingo County, a 90-year-old woman from Brooke County, a 74-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 72-year-old woman from Roane County, a 76-year-old man from Nicholas County, an 81-year-old woman from Wood County, an 86-yera-old man from Harrison County, a 62-yera-old man from Wayne County, a 92-year-old man from Jefferson County, a 76-year-old man from Logan County and a 94-year-old man from Jefferson County.

“Today is a difficult day in our fight against COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we work to slow the growth of this virus in West Virginia, we must do better. Our hearts go out to all who are grieving during this time.”

There were953 new cases identified bringing the total in West Virginia to 36,277 from 955,928 tests. Active cases rose by 465 to 11,172. Here is the breakdown of new cases by county:

  • Fayette: 18
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 11
  • Mercer: 25
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 17
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 8

The cumulative percent positive rose to 3.35; however, the daily percent positive was down slightly to 5.66. On the County Alert System map, Wyoming County moved to Gold. The number of Red counties in the state went down to three.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (281), Berkeley (2,379), Boone (538), Braxton (97), Brooke (421), Cabell (2,303), Calhoun (46), Clay (100), Doddridge (91), Fayette (987), Gilmer (180), Grant (249), Greenbrier (336), Hampshire (233), Hancock (432), Hardy (170), Harrison (919), Jackson (592), Jefferson (1,028), Kanawha (4,855), Lewis (204), Lincoln (363), Logan (949), Marion (635), Marshall (864), Mason (274), McDowell (515), Mercer (1,108), Mineral (733), Mingo (859), Monongalia (2,863), Monroe (305), Morgan (215), Nicholas (275), Ohio (1,143), Pendleton (88), Pleasants (64), Pocahontas (82), Preston (376), Putnam (1,470), Raleigh (1,165), Randolph (584), Ritchie (100), Roane (139), Summers (227), Taylor (232), Tucker (83), Tyler (110), Upshur (386), Wayne (849), Webster (49), Wetzel (340), Wirt (73), Wood (1,779), Wyoming (539).

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 Morgan County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there are 864 new COVID-19 cases across West Virginia. This brings the total number of cases to 35,324 reported from 943,178 tests.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 84-year old woman from Boone County, a 59-year old man from Kanawha County, a 79-year old woman from Kanawha County, a 68-year old woman from Barbour County, a 72-year old man from Fayette County, an 86-year old man from Ohio County, an 88-year old woman from Ohio County, a 75-year old woman from Jefferson County, a 68-year old man from Hancock County, an 80-year old man from Putnam County, a 69-year old woman from Putnam County, an 89-year old woman from Putnam County, and a 68-year old man from Boone County.

“I am very heartbroken to report that we have lost more West Virginians,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch. “Please remember that your actions may result in saving the lives of your family, neighbors and friends.”

Active COVID-19 cases rose in WV by 330, putting the total active cases at 10,707. There were an additional 521 people who recovered. This puts the total number of recoveries at 24,019. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 10
  • Greenbrier: 11
  • McDowell: 83
  • Mercer: 21
  • Monroe: 9
  • Raleigh: 16
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 7

The cumulative percent positive is at 3.31 percent. The daily percent positive continues to rise, currently at 5.72 percent. McDowell County is now in the yellow on the DHHR County Alert System.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (270), Berkeley (2,298), Boone (530), Braxton (97), Brooke (401), Cabell (2,229), Calhoun (44), Clay (99), Doddridge (89), Fayette (969), Gilmer (179), Grant (244), Greenbrier (330), Hampshire (217), Hancock (407), Hardy (168), Harrison (905), Jackson (569), Jefferson (997), Kanawha (4,786), Lewis (201), Lincoln (357), Logan (928), Marion (621), Marshall (822), Mason (260), McDowell (504), Mercer (1,083), Mineral (656), Mingo (840), Monongalia (2,835), Monroe (302), Morgan (216), Nicholas (269), Ohio (1,079), Pendleton (86), Pleasants (62), Pocahontas (80), Preston (364), Putnam (1,449), Raleigh (1,148), Randolph (579), Ritchie (100), Roane (138), Summers (222), Taylor (224), Tucker (77), Tyler (109), Upshur (372), Wayne (822), Webster (49), Wetzel (339), Wirt (70), Wood (1,702), Wyoming (531).

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 Pocahontas County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS)10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there are 801 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State. That brings the total cases to 34,460 from 934,835 tests.

An additional three deaths were confirmed. These include an 83-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman from Kanawha County and an 80-year-old woman from Jefferson County.

“As we recognize and honor the lives of these West Virginians, we also extend our sincere condolences to their families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases in WV rose by 577 to 10,377. There were 421 people who recovered from the virus for a total of 23,498 since the pandemic began. Here is the breakdown of new cases by county:

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 11
  • McDowell: 129
  • Mercer: 17
  • Monroe: 3
  • Raleigh: 22
  • Summers: 18
  • Wyoming: 8

The cumulative percent positive is still rising in WV. It is now 3.27-percent. The daily percent positive is 5.31-percent. The number of counties in Red on County Alert System map is now four. Greenbrier County moved to Yellow and McDowell County moved to Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (264), Berkeley (2,259), Boone (509), Braxton (95), Brooke (386), Cabell (2,192), Calhoun (44), Clay (94), Doddridge (88), Fayette (959), Gilmer (175), Grant (242), Greenbrier (319), Hampshire (207), Hancock (380), Hardy (157), Harrison (878), Jackson (559), Jefferson (978), Kanawha (4,723), Lewis (197), Lincoln (348), Logan (921), Marion (607), Marshall (806), Mason (254), McDowell (421), Mercer (1,062), Mineral (623), Mingo (834), Monongalia (2,786), Monroe (293), Morgan (210), Nicholas (261), Ohio (1,045), Pendleton (86), Pleasants (57), Pocahontas (81), Preston (350), Putnam (1,402), Raleigh (1,132), Randolph (556), Ritchie (96), Roane (136), Summers (219), Taylor (221), Tucker (77), Tyler (107), Upshur (361), Wayne (809), Webster (47), Wetzel (322), Wirt (66), Wood (1,635), Wyoming (524).

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.


10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there are 922,920 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

There were 867 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases up to 33,659. The DHHR reports nine new deaths bringing that total up to 582.

According to the DHHR, the death of an 83-year-old female from Barbour County was determined to be a duplicate and reduced the total number of deaths to 573 prior to Sunday morning’s report.

DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 73-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old female from Marshall County, an 83-year old female from Putnam County, a 95-year old female from Ohio County, a 74-year old female from Ohio County, an 84-year old female from Putnam County, a 94-year old female from Putnam County, an 88-year old female from Jackson County, and a 78-year old male from Kanawha County.

“We mourn the loss of these lives and urge all West Virginians to continue to follow the recommended guidance to stop the spread of this deadly virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active COVID-19 cases in the Mountain State are up 650, bringing the total number of active cases to 9,800. Here is the breakdown of cases in our southeastern West Virginia counties.

  • Fayette: 8
  • Greenbrier: 10
  • McDowell: 16
  • Mercer: 21
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 18
  • Wyoming: 21

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (263), Berkeley (2,209), Boone (505), Braxton (94), Brooke (377), Cabell (2,162), Calhoun (43), Clay (94), Doddridge (87), Fayette (950), Gilmer (175), Grant (235), Greenbrier (308), Hampshire (206), Hancock (366), Hardy (150), Harrison (872), Jackson (538), Jefferson (947), Kanawha (4,652), Lewis (197), Lincoln (342), Logan (919), Marion (585), Marshall (790), Mason (251), McDowell (292), Mercer (1,045), Mineral (590), Mingo (831), Monongalia (2,754), Monroe (290), Morgan (206), Nicholas (255), Ohio (997), Pendleton (84), Pleasants (55), Pocahontas (81), Preston (337), Putnam (1,377), Raleigh (1,110), Randolph (547), Ritchie (92), Roane (132), Summers (201), Taylor (218), Tucker (75), Tyler (106), Upshur (359), Wayne (795), Webster (47), Wetzel (319), Wirt (66), Wood (1,565), Wyoming (516).

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.


10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

There are 32,792 total COVID-19 cases in the Mountain State, up by 1,153 new cases. The DHHR reports nine new deaths, bringing the death toll to 574.

These deaths include a 71-year old male from Berkeley County, an 87-year old male from Summers County, a 61-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 77-year old male from Wayne County, an 80-year old female from Marshall County, an 83-year old female from Barbour County, an 86-year old female from Kanawha County, a 57-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 91-year old male from Cabell County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are devastated by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “The families of these residents are in our thoughts.”

Active COVID-19 cases across the Mountain State rose by 610, bringing the total number of active cases to 9,141. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties.

  • Fayette: 19
  • Greenbrier: 16
  • McDowell: 39
  • Mercer: 34
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 18
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 14

On the County Alert System map, McDowell County moved into the Orange and Wyoming moved into the Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (258), Berkeley (2,162), Boone (501), Braxton (92), Brooke (359), Cabell (2,087), Calhoun (43), Clay (94), Doddridge (86), Fayette (942), Gilmer (174), Grant (229), Greenbrier (298), Hampshire (202), Hancock (356), Hardy (144), Harrison (853), Jackson (505), Jefferson (907), Kanawha (4,604), Lewis (192), Lincoln (337), Logan (901), Marion (566), Marshall (747), Mason (234), McDowell (276), Mercer (1,024), Mineral (539), Mingo (815), Monongalia (2,706), Monroe (289), Morgan (204), Nicholas (248), Ohio (965), Pendleton (83), Pleasants (55), Pocahontas (80), Preston (321), Putnam (1,332), Raleigh (1,092), Randolph (535), Ritchie (88), Roane (130), Summers (201), Taylor (216), Tucker (74), Tyler (105), Upshur (350), Wayne (778), Webster (44), Wetzel (314), Wirt (65), Wood (1,495), Wyoming (495).

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 testedSuch 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, Nov. 13, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 13, 2020, there have been 898,730 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

West Virginia currently sits at 31,639 total cases with 565 deaths among residents.

There was a mistake in the DHHR report from Monday, Nov. 9, when 27 deaths were added to the state’s death count. A 76-year old male from Mercer County has been determined to be a duplicate and therefore reduced the total deaths to 554 prior to today’s report.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 82-year old male from Wayne County, a 65-year old male from Cabell County, a 73-year old male from Mercer County, a 69-year old female from McDowell County, a 91-year old male from Brooke County, a 65-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Hancock County, an 84-year old male from Ritchie County, a 61-year old female from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Barbour County, and a 95-year old female from Cabell County.

“We mourn the heartbreaking loss of these West Virginians and send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases across the state continue to rise as 344 new active cases were reported. This puts the total number of active cases at 8,531. Through midnight, 742 new cases were reported to the DHHR putting the total number of cases at 31,639.

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

  • Fayette: 30
  • Greenbrier: 4
  • McDowell: 5
  • Mercer: 15
  • Monroe: 0
  • Pocahontas: 0
  • Raleigh: 25
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 13

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (249), Berkeley (2,098), Boone (492), Braxton (91), Brooke (346), Cabell (2,016), Calhoun (44), Clay (94), Doddridge (85), Fayette (923), Gilmer (169), Grant (222), Greenbrier (282), Hampshire (194), Hancock (332), Hardy (140), Harrison (828), Jackson (483), Jefferson (854), Kanawha (4,456), Lewis (189), Lincoln (333), Logan (889), Marion (545), Marshall (693), Mason (226), McDowell (237), Mercer (990), Mineral (496), Mingo (805), Monongalia (2,655), Monroe (288), Morgan (193), Nicholas (240), Ohio (924), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (54), Pocahontas (79), Preston (301), Putnam (1,285), Raleigh (1,074), Randolph (526), Ritchie (88), Roane (127), Summers (197), Taylor (200), Tucker (72), Tyler (98), Upshur (345), Wayne (743), Webster (44), Wetzel (306), Wirt (63), Wood (1,375), Wyoming (481).

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 Braxton and Monroe counties in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 12, 2020, there have been 884,889 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

There are currently 30,897 total cases with 555 deaths across the Mountain State.

DHHR confirms the deaths of a 95-year old female from Marshall County and an 87-year old from Cabell County.

“Each loss of a West Virginian is a heartbreak to a family and to our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge you to continue to follow the health guidelines to keep your family, friends and neighbors safe.”

Active cases across the state rise 416 putting the total number of active cases at 8,187. Total cases in WV sit at 30,897 with 696 cases being reported through midnight.

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

  • Fayette: 14
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 46
  • Mercer: 24
  • Monroe: 6
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 33
  • Summers: 11
  • Wyoming: 10

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (246), Berkeley (2,062), Boone (477), Braxton (92), Brooke (326), Cabell (1,948), Calhoun (41), Clay (92), Doddridge (83), Fayette (893), Gilmer (166), Grant (222), Greenbrier (278), Hampshire (193), Hancock (326), Hardy (136), Harrison (816), Jackson (482), Jefferson (822), Kanawha (4,401), Lewis (182), Lincoln (332), Logan (866), Marion (530), Marshall (659), Mason (218), McDowell (232), Mercer (975), Mineral (463), Mingo (797), Monongalia (2,625), Monroe (290), Morgan (191), Nicholas (238), Ohio (898), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (50), Pocahontas (79), Preston (293), Putnam (1,260), Raleigh (1,049), Randolph (515), Ritchie (79), Roane (127), Summers (195), Taylor (199), Tucker (72), Tyler (95), Upshur (336), Wayne (723), Webster (43), Wetzel (288), Wirt (63), Wood (1,285), Wyoming (468).

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. As case surveillance continues 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)10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., November 11, 2020 there have been 871,867 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

There are currently 30,201 total cases with 553 deaths among West Virginians.

DHHR confirms the deaths of a 71-year old male from Cabell County, a 67-year old female from Mingo County, a 70-year old female from Cabell County, an 84-year old female from Cabell County, a 41-year old male from Raleigh County, an 80-year old male from Wyoming County, and a 71-year old female from Kanawha County.

“We offer our deepest sympathy as our state grieves the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Across West Virginia active cases currently sit at 7,771. Total cases in WV are at 30,201 with 885 new cases being reported through midnight.

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

  • Fayette: 22
  • Greenbrier: 8
  • McDowell: 11
  • Mercer: 20
  • Monroe: 2
  • Pocahontas: 0
  • Raleigh: 16
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 15

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (243), Berkeley (2,026), Boone (474), Braxton (92), Brooke (318), Cabell (1,908), Calhoun (41), Clay (81), Doddridge (83), Fayette (879), Gilmer (166), Grant (218), Greenbrier (272), Hampshire (188), Hancock (306), Hardy (136), Harrison (811), Jackson (478), Jefferson (800), Kanawha (4,324), Lewis (178), Lincoln (322), Logan (864), Marion (512), Marshall (634), Mason (214), McDowell (186), Mercer (951), Mineral (426), Mingo (786), Monongalia (2,595), Monroe (284), Morgan (185), Nicholas (230), Ohio (863), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (49), Pocahontas (77), Preston (287), Putnam (1,241), Raleigh (1,016), Randolph (511), Ritchie (77), Roane (125), Summers (184), Taylor (196), Tucker (71), Tyler (94), Upshur (330), Wayne (713), Webster (43), Wetzel (281), Wirt (61), Wood (1,233), Wyoming (458).

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 Marion, McDowell, and Ritchie counties in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there have been 861,038 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19

Through midnight last night, 16 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported. This puts the total number of lost West Virginians at 546.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 96-year old female from Boone County, a 75-year old female from Boone County, a 92-year old male from Wetzel County, a 47-year old male from Wetzel County, a 79-year old female from Boone County, a 65-year old male from Preston County, a 65-year old male from Marshall County, an 85-year old male from Wetzel County, a 79-year old female from Fayette County, an 85-year old female from Putnam County, an 81-year old female from Ohio County, a 78-year old male from Hancock County, a 72-year old female from Raleigh County, a 76-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 88-year old female from Summers County.

“With a heavy heart, we share the solemn news of more lives lost to this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge all West Virginians to take an active role to reduce the spread of this virus throughout our communities.”

Active COVID-19 cases across the Mountain State rose by 511, bringing the total number of total cases to 29,316. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties.

  • Fayette: 6
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 0
  • Mercer: 9
  • Monroe: 0
  • Pocahontas: 0
  • Raleigh: 7
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 9

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (233), Berkeley (1,965), Boone (468), Braxton (90), Brooke (305), Cabell (1,863), Calhoun (41), Clay (75), Doddridge (82), Fayette (857), Gilmer (119), Grant (219), Greenbrier (264), Hampshire (184), Hancock (296), Hardy (125), Harrison (786), Jackson (463), Jefferson (770), Kanawha (4,245), Lewis (168), Lincoln (312), Logan (853), Marion (495), Marshall (619), Mason (207), McDowell (175), Mercer (931), Mineral (371), Mingo (767), Monongalia (2,566), Monroe (282), Morgan (182), Nicholas (225), Ohio (828), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (47), Pocahontas (77), Preston (280), Putnam (1,174), Raleigh (1,000), Randolph (500), Ritchie (72), Roane (123), Summers (178), Taylor (187), Tucker (71), Tyler (89), Upshur (314), Wayne (700), Webster (43), Wetzel (282), Wirt (59), Wood (1,166), Wyoming (443).

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 Marion, McDowell, and Ritchie counties in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2020:  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 9, 2020, there have been 854,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 28,805 total cases and 530 deaths.

The DHHR dashboard update was delayed due to multiple vendor issues that began Saturday.

DHHR has confirmed the death of an 80-year old male from Berkeley County. “We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the family and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our deepest sympathies and commitment to continue working to end transmission of this deadly virus.”

The deaths listed below were not reported through the normal route but were flagged by DHHR’s Vital Registration Office and reported to the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services. Upon review, it has been determined that 23 are confirmed COVID-19 deaths and four are probable COVID-19 deaths.

Additional deaths reported: 77-year old male from Boone County, 88-year old male from Brooke County, 93-year old female from Logan County, 80-year old female from Fayette County, 54-year old male from Fayette County, 85-year old male from Harrison County, 85-year old female from Jefferson County, 77-year old male from Kanawha County, 69-year old female from Kanawha County, 69-year old female from Putnam County, 95-year old male from Kanawha County, 93-year old male from Kanawha County, 81-year old male from Kanawha County, 88-year old female from Kanawha County, 63-year old female from Kanawha County, 78-year old female from Kanawha County, 73-year old male from Kanawha County, 54-year old male from Fayette County, 76-year old female from Raleigh County, 78-year old female from Logan County, 79-year old male from Putnam County, 75-year old male from Putnam County, 70-year old male from Putnam County, 86-year old female from Putnam County, 76-year old female from Putnam County, 78-year old male from Raleigh County, and 76-year old male from Mercer County.

New cases rose by 401, bringing that total to 28,805 cases across the state. Active cases rose by 104 cases. This brings the total number of active cases to 6,974. Here is a breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties.

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 0
  • Mercer: 10
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 0
  • Raleigh: 15
  • Summers: 0
  • Wyoming: 6

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (223), Berkeley (1,948), Boone (458), Braxton (89), Brooke (294), Cabell (1,838), Calhoun (38), Clay (75), Doddridge (78), Fayette (851), Gilmer (118), Grant (212), Greenbrier (258), Hampshire (176), Hancock (284), Hardy (120), Harrison (763), Jackson (462), Jefferson (761), Kanawha (4,194), Lewis (155), Lincoln (306), Logan (843), Marion (503), Marshall (596), Mason (200), McDowell (176), Mercer (922), Mineral (365), Mingo (749), Monongalia (2,532), Monroe (282), Morgan (182), Nicholas (219), Ohio (803), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (77), Preston (279), Putnam (1,157), Raleigh (993), Randolph (487), Ritchie (73), Roane (120), Summers (173), Taylor (184), Tucker (70), Tyler (84), Upshur (311), Wayne (688), Webster (42), Wetzel (274), Wirt (59), Wood (1,102), Wyoming (434).

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 Morgan County in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 662 new cases of COVID-19 across the Mountain State.

The DHHR also reports a mistake that has been made about one of the deaths reported on Saturday November 7, 2020. A death from Thursday, Nov. 5, of a 90-year old female from Summers County was inaccurately reported yesterday, Nov. 7, so the total deaths stand at 502. There were spelling errors and a wrong birth month reported to DHHR which caused the duplication of reporting.

However, one death was reported during this morning’s update. An 83-year-old man from Kanawha County is the latest victim.

“As many West Virginians are growing tired of COVID-19, we must stay vigilant in our efforts to prevent further spread in our communities,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our condolences are extended to this family during their time of grief.”

New cases rose by 662, bringing that total to 28,404. Active cases rose by 416 to 6,870. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 9
  • Mercer: 43
  • Monroe: 4
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 27
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 11
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CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (220), Berkeley (1,921), Boone (454), Braxton (89), Brooke (291), Cabell (1,830), Calhoun (38), Clay (75), Doddridge (78), Fayette (847), Gilmer (117), Grant (211), Greenbrier (252), Hampshire (175), Hancock (277), Hardy (119), Harrison (757), Jackson (459), Jefferson (748), Kanawha (4,162), Lewis (155), Lincoln (304), Logan (837), Marion (492), Marshall (571), Mason (199), McDowell (176), Mercer (912), Mineral (344), Mingo (740), Monongalia (2,513), Monroe (279), Morgan (185), Nicholas (215), Ohio (786), Pendleton (80), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (77), Preston (272), Putnam (1,143), Raleigh (978), Randolph (480), Ritchie (71), Roane (120), Summers (173), Taylor (183), Tucker (69), Tyler (81), Upshur (310), Wayne (682), Webster (42), Wetzel (270), Wirt (59), Wood (1013), Wyoming (428).

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 Tucker and Wirt counties in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 15 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 502.

Among those who died were a 72-year old female from Mingo County, a 52-year old male from Mercer County, a 72-year old male from Raleigh County, a 67-year old male from Mingo County, an 85-year old female from Cabell County, an 80-year old male from Fayette County, a 68-year old female from Wirt County, an 83-year old female from Marshall County, a 59-year old male from Cabell County, a 49-year old male from Summers County, a 90-year old female from Summers County, a 77-year old female from Preston County, an 82-year old male from Boone County, a 90-year old female from Boone County, and a 98-year old female from Boone 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 and we ask that all West Virginians do their part to prevent further spread of this virus.”

The number of new cases rose by 655 to 27,742. Active cases rose by 319 to 6,454. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 10
  • McDowell: 8
  • Mercer: 25
  • Raleigh: 24
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 12

On the County Alert System map there is one county in Red. That county is Mingo. Mercer, Monroe, and Nicholas Counties moved to Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (217), Berkeley (1,874), Boone (446), Braxton (89), Brooke (282), Cabell (1,783), Calhoun (37), Clay (74), Doddridge (77), Fayette (840), Gilmer (116), Grant (206), Greenbrier (246), Hampshire (175), Hancock (272), Hardy (117), Harrison (731), Jackson (455), Jefferson (700), Kanawha (4,102), Lewis (138), Lincoln (298), Logan (834), Marion (456), Marshall (544), Mason (197), McDowell (167), Mercer (896), Mineral (329), Mingo (728), Monongalia (2,471), Monroe (275), Morgan (177), Nicholas (211), Ohio (764), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (76), Preston (264), Putnam (1,123), Raleigh (951), Randolph (480), Ritchie (69), Roane (119), Summers (169), Taylor (182), Tucker (69), Tyler (80), Upshur (300), Wayne (672), Webster (42), Wetzel (266), Wirt (58), Wood (957), Wyoming (417).

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 Tucker and Wirt counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020: The rise in cases across West Virginia has passed the once critical milestone of 3-percent. According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) the metric reached 3.01-percent. The daily percent positive was 4.48.

There were seven people who died from the virus bringing the death toll to 487. Among those who died were a 77-year-old man from Greenbrier County, a 72-year-old man from Fayette County, a 73-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 66-year-old woman from Kanawha County, an 85-year-old man from Wood County, an 82-year-old man from Putnam County and a 77-year-old man from Jefferson County

“The continued loss of West Virginians weighs heavily on all of us, with the greatest sadness borne by family and friends,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our deepest sympathy to the affected families.”

The number of new cases rose by 540 to 27,087 from 824,644 tests. Active cases rose by 243 to 6,135. The number of recoveries increased 290 to 20,465. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 6
  • Greenbrier: 5
  • McDowell: 6
  • Mercer: 21
  • Monroe: 2
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 11
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 9

On the County Alert System map there are now three counties in Red. Those are Marshall, Mineral and Mingo. Wyoming County returned to Orange and Fayette and Wyoming Counties moved to Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (202), Berkeley (1,837), Boone (443), Braxton (84), Brooke (273), Cabell (1,710), Calhoun (37), Clay (72), Doddridge (77), Fayette (833), Gilmer (87), Grant (203), Greenbrier (236), Hampshire (171), Hancock (261), Hardy (114), Harrison (718), Jackson (451), Jefferson (690), Kanawha (4,029), Lewis (135), Lincoln (291), Logan (832), Marion (450), Marshall (536), Mason (192), McDowell (159), Mercer (871), Mineral (302), Mingo (720), Monongalia (2,447), Monroe (275), Morgan (171), Nicholas (204), Ohio (735), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (76), Preston (252), Putnam (1,092), Raleigh (927), Randolph (460), Ritchie (69), Roane (117), Summers (166), Taylor (182), Tucker (70), Tyler (71), Upshur (295), Wayne (662), Webster (39), Wetzel (264), Wirt (59), Wood (911), Wyoming (405).

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.


10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020: The COVID-19 death toll in West Virginia rose by eight on Thursday morning to 480. The latest fatalities included an 89-year-old woman, a 67-year-old man and a 71-year old woman all from Mercer County; a 90-year-old woman from Summers County; a 91-year-old woman from Wetzel County; an 86-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman from Cabell County; and an 82-year-old man from Putnam County.

“The loss of more West Virginians weighs heavily on our hearts,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As West Virginians, we must not tire of preventive measures that ensure the health and safety of our friends, family and neighbors. I urge you to continue wearing your mask, frequent hand washing and social distancing.”

There were 560 new cases of the virus identified for at total of 26,547. Active cases rose by 229 to 5,892. Another 323 people recovered bringing that total to 20,175. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 15
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 10
  • Mercer: 12
  • Monroe: 5
  • Raleigh: 17
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 12

The cumulative percent positive is 2.99. That is just below the critical 3-percent which in the past led to closures. The daily percent positive is 3.94 percent. Raleigh County moved from Yellow to Green on the County Alert System map.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (195), Berkeley (1,794), Boone (439), Braxton (82), Brooke (263), Cabell (1,643), Calhoun (37), Clay (70), Doddridge (75), Fayette (827), Gilmer (71), Grant (203), Greenbrier (231), Hampshire (165), Hancock (253), Hardy (113), Harrison (711), Jackson (438), Jefferson (676), Kanawha (3,997), Lewis (132), Lincoln (285), Logan (821), Marion (445), Marshall (494), Mason (189), McDowell (153), Mercer (850), Mineral (294), Mingo (708), Monongalia (2,434), Monroe (273), Morgan (170), Nicholas (201), Ohio (719), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (40), Pocahontas (74), Preston (249), Putnam (1,073), Raleigh (916), Randolph (452), Ritchie (65), Roane (117), Summers (160), Taylor (178), Tucker (68), Tyler (68), Upshur (293), Wayne (651), Webster (38), Wetzel (264), Wirt (59), Wood (856), Wyoming (396).

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.


10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020: COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia rose by three to 472 on the Wednesday morning report from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The most recent fatalities are a 96-year-old woman from Brooke County and a 79-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman both from Cabell County.

“Deepest sympathies are extended to these families for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The number of new cases in WV rose by 394 to 25,987 from 803,971 tests. Active cases rose by 156 to 5,663 after 235 people recovered. The total recoveries in the Mountain State is now 19,852. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 8
  • Greenbrier: 9
  • McDowell: 4
  • Mercer: 14
  • Raleigh: 10
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 15

The cumulative percent positive edged up another hundredth of a percent to 2.97. Previously, Gov. Jim Justice said if it reaches 3-percent that would trigger close down actions. The daily percent positive is 4.88-percent. Another county has moved into the Red on the County Alert System map. That is Mineral County. Wyoming County went from Orange to Gold. That is based on the percent positivity.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (193), Berkeley (1,763), Boone (431), Braxton (77), Brooke (262), Cabell (1,611), Calhoun (37), Clay (69), Doddridge (73), Fayette (812), Gilmer (64), Grant (202), Greenbrier (225), Hampshire (158), Hancock (251), Hardy (110), Harrison (700), Jackson (435), Jefferson (667), Kanawha (3,937), Lewis (126), Lincoln (276), Logan (811), Marion (439), Marshall (478), Mason (188), McDowell (143), Mercer (838), Mineral (272), Mingo (696), Monongalia (2,417), Monroe (268), Morgan (167), Nicholas (196), Ohio (683), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (37), Pocahontas (74), Preston (238), Putnam (1,040), Raleigh (899), Randolph (449), Ritchie (62), Roane (116), Summers (157), Taylor (177), Tucker (68), Tyler (62), Upshur (293), Wayne (642), Webster (38), Wetzel (240), Wirt (59), Wood (798), Wyoming (384).

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.


10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020: The death toll from COVID-19 in West Virginia went up by 11 on election day to 469. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed the fatalities were an 86-year-old man and an 89-year-old man both from Wood County; a 62-year-old man from Harrison County; an 81-year-old man from Barbour County; a 63-year-old woman from Wetzel County; a 91-year-old woman from Randolph County, an 83-year-old woman from Cabell County; and an 81-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman, a 76-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man all from Jefferson County.

“Each death reported is a somber reminder that COVID-19 is still among us,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We send our sympathy to their loved ones and ask all West Virginians to follow the guidelines to protect each other.”

There are 358 new cases of COVID-19 identified in West Virginia for a total of 25,593. Active cases went down by 50 to 5,507 after 397 people recovered from the illness. There total recoveries is now 19,617. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 5
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 7
  • Mercer: 8
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 9
  • Summers: 10
  • Wyoming: 5

The cumulative percent positive rose another hundredth of a percent to 2.96-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.99-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (191), Berkeley (1,733), Boone (420), Braxton (77), Brooke (257), Cabell (1,572), Calhoun (37), Clay (65), Doddridge (73), Fayette (804), Gilmer (64), Grant (201), Greenbrier (216), Hampshire (149), Hancock (249), Hardy (110), Harrison (691), Jackson (426), Jefferson (659), Kanawha (3,915), Lewis (121), Lincoln (274), Logan (807), Marion (433), Marshall (467), Mason (186), McDowell (139), Mercer (824), Mineral (263), Mingo (688), Monongalia (2,409), Monroe (268), Morgan (167), Nicholas (192), Ohio (654), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (74), Preston (236), Putnam (1,014), Raleigh (889), Randolph (436), Ritchie (61), Roane (116), Summers (152), Taylor (175), Tucker (67), Tyler (59), Upshur (284), Wayne (636), Webster (38), Wetzel (237), Wirt (59), Wood (775), Wyoming (369).

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 Gilmer and Nicholas counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2020: The once crucial number for statewide closedown is 3-percent on the Cumulative Percent Positive. As of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) report on Monday that number was 2.95-percent. The Daily Percent Positive is 4.19-percent.

There was only one person who passed away from Sunday to Monday. That was a 71-year-old woman from Grant County.

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

The number of new positive cases in West Virginia was 352 for a total of 25,235. Active cases rose by 142 to 5,557. Another 209 people recovered from the virus bringing that total to 19,220. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV county:

  • Fayette: 3
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 13
  • Monroe: 1
  • Raleigh: 14
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 5

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (188), Berkeley (1,709), Boone (415), Braxton (76), Brooke (253), Cabell (1,559), Calhoun (36), Clay (65), Doddridge (72), Fayette (799), Gilmer (65), Grant (200), Greenbrier (215), Hampshire (146), Hancock (244), Hardy (109), Harrison (688), Jackson (420), Jefferson (634), Kanawha (3,894), Lewis (115), Lincoln (268), Logan (805), Marion (425), Marshall (451), Mason (183), McDowell (132), Mercer (816), Mineral (250), Mingo (669), Monongalia (2,378), Monroe (267), Morgan (161), Nicholas (193), Ohio (649), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (73), Preston (227), Putnam (1,001), Raleigh (880), Randolph (431), Ritchie (56), Roane (115), Summers (142), Taylor (174), Tucker (67), Tyler (58), Upshur (279), Wayne (630), Webster (38), Wetzel (232), Wirt (56), Wood (748), Wyoming (364).

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 Greenbrier and Roane counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020: The updated dashboard on Sunday morning from the West Virginia Department Health and Human Resources (DHHR) showed no new deaths.

There were 423 new positive cases identified in WV for a total of 24,883 from 785,622 tests. Active cases rose 239 to 5,416. 19,011 people have recovered from the virus. Here is a look at the new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 2
  • Greenbrier: 7
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 9
  • Monroe: 2
  • Raleigh: 11
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 28

The cumulative percent positive rose slightly to 2.93-percent. The daily percent positive dropped to 3.64-percent. On the County Alert System, Summers and Mercer Counties are now back in Green along with Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell and Pocahontas Counties. Wyoming County remains in Orange and Monroe County is in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (187), Berkeley (1,692), Boone (408), Braxton (73), Brooke (249), Cabell (1,548), Calhoun (36), Clay (65), Doddridge (72), Fayette (796), Gilmer (65), Grant (199), Greenbrier (217), Hampshire (144), Hancock (242), Hardy (108), Harrison (682), Jackson (411), Jefferson (626), Kanawha (3,828), Lewis (110), Lincoln (263), Logan (801), Marion (419), Marshall (420), Mason (182), McDowell (131), Mercer (803), Mineral (244), Mingo (654), Monongalia (2,363), Monroe (266), Morgan (157), Nicholas (191), Ohio (638), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (34), Pocahontas (73), Preston (225), Putnam (981), Raleigh (866), Randolph (429), Ritchie (53), Roane (116), Summers (140), Taylor (172), Tucker (67), Tyler (55), Upshur (277), Wayne (626), Webster (36), Wetzel (229), Wirt (56), Wood (720), Wyoming (359).

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.

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Berkeley, Hampshire, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Mingo, Monroe, Morgan, Putnam, Upshur, and Wyoming counties.

  • Berkeley County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood, WV
  • Hampshire County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Hampshire County High School, 157 Trojan Way, Romney, WV
  • Jackson County, November 1, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Jackson County Health Department, 504 Church Street South, Ripley, WV
  • Jefferson County, November 1, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ranson Civic Center, 432 W. 2nd Avenue, Ranson, WV
  • Marshall County, November 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV
  • Mingo County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Williamson Health and Wellness Center, 173 East 2nd Avenue, Williamson, WV (under the tent)
  • Monroe County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monroe Health Center, 2869 Seneca Trail South, Peterstown, WV
  • Morgan County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Warm Springs Middle School, 271 Warm Springs Way, Berkeley Springs, WV
  • Putnam County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Valley Park, 1 Valley Drive, Hurricane, WV
  • Upshur County, November 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Buckhannon Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Wyoming County, November 1, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Old Board of Education, 19 Park Street, Pineville, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals.

Additional testing will be held Monday, November 2 in Cabell, Doddridge, Fayette, Harrison, Lincoln, Mingo, Monroe, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

  • Cabell County, November 2, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Doddridge County, November 2, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie Regional Health Center, West Union Location, 190 Marie Street, West Union, WV
  • Fayette County, November 2, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Harrison County, November 2, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Harrison County Health Department, 330 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV (by appointment; call 304-623-9308)
  • Lincoln County, November 2, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Lincoln County Health Department, 8008 Court Avenue, Hamlin, WV (Walk-in testing)
  • Mingo County, November 2, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Williamson Health & Wellness, 173 East 2nd Avenue, Williamson, WV (under the tent) AND 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Delorme Bible Church, 1876 Route 49, Edgarton, WV
  • Monroe County, November 2, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monroe County Health Department, 200 Health Center Drive, Union, WV
  • Ritchie County, November 2, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie Regional Health Center, 135 South Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV
  • Roane County, November 2, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Roane County Family Health Care, 146 Williams Drive, Spencer, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Taylor County, November 2, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, November 2, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV, Pre-registration: wv.getmycovidresult.com
  • Wyoming County, November 2, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Old Board of Education, 19 Park Street, Pineville, WV

For more testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx. New sites are added every day.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020: The dashboard updated on Saturday morning from the West Virginia Department Health and Human Resources (DHHR) showed six additional deaths. Those include a 62-year old male from Fayette County, a 70-year old male from Summers County, a 76-year old female from Logan County, a 78-year old male from Cabell County, a 91-year old male from Cabell County, and a 79-year old male from Kanawha County.

“The loss of more West Virginians is truly heartbreaking,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch. “To these families, we extend our deepest sympathy and commitment to continue working to prevent this deadly virus.”

There were 470 new positive cases identified in WV for a total of 24,460 from 776,609 tests. Active cases rose 189 to 5,176. Here is a look at the new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 6
  • McDowell: 2
  • Mercer: 13
  • Monroe: 4
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 21
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 10

The cumulative percent positive continues to rise and is now 2.92-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.98-percent. There are no changes locally on the County Alert System map.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (187), Berkeley (1,665), Boone (404), Braxton (71), Brooke (243), Cabell (1,526), Calhoun (36), Clay (65), Doddridge (72), Fayette (794), Gilmer (65), Grant (199), Greenbrier (210), Hampshire (143), Hancock (234), Hardy (108), Harrison (680), Jackson (410), Jefferson (622), Kanawha (3,799), Lewis (105), Lincoln (260), Logan (796), Marion (410), Marshall (404), Mason (179), McDowell (128), Mercer (794), Mineral (239), Mingo (648), Monongalia (2,348), Monroe (264), Morgan (156), Nicholas (191), Ohio (604), Pendleton (77), Pleasants (34), Pocahontas (73), Preston (214), Putnam (952), Raleigh (855), Randolph (425), Ritchie (48), Roane (115), Summers (135), Taylor (172), Tucker (66), Tyler (48), Upshur (276), Wayne (612), Webster (36), Wetzel (205), Wirt (56), Wood (671), Wyoming (331).

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.


10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020: Another eight West Virginians passed away from COVID-19 according to the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The death toll is now 451. The latest fatalities are a 73-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman both from Fayette County; a 93-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man both from Cabell County; an 82-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man both from Monongalia County; a 90-year-old man from Wetzel County; and an 84-year-old man from Kanawha County.

“With a heavy heart, we share this solemn news of more lives lost to this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our sympathies to the affected families.”

There were 524 new positive cases identified in WV for a total of 23,990 from 767,500 test. Active cases rose 240 to 4,987. The number of recoveries increased 276 to 18,552. Here is a look at the new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 1
  • Greenbrier: 4
  • Mercer: 19
  • Monroe: 3
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 9
  • Summers: 12
  • Wyoming: 12

The cumulative percent positive continues to rise and is now 2.91-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.77-percent. Raleigh County is now Yellow and Monroe County moved to Orange on the County Alert System map.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (187), Berkeley (1,650), Boone (380), Braxton (69), Brooke (239), Cabell (1,494), Calhoun (36), Clay (63), Doddridge (71), Fayette (787), Gilmer (64), Grant (198), Greenbrier (204), Hampshire (140), Hancock (230), Hardy (107), Harrison (673), Jackson (406), Jefferson (614), Kanawha (3,732), Lewis (101), Lincoln (258), Logan (785), Marion (405), Marshall (358), Mason (179), McDowell (126), Mercer (781), Mineral (232), Mingo (632), Monongalia (2,329), Monroe (260), Morgan (154), Nicholas (190), Ohio (585), Pendleton (77), Pleasants (33), Pocahontas (72), Preston (208), Putnam (926), Raleigh (834), Randolph (419), Ritchie (46), Roane (114), Summers (131), Taylor (170), Tucker (65), Tyler (43), Upshur (268), Wayne (605), Webster (35), Wetzel (202), Wirt (55), Wood (647), Wyoming (321).

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 Boone and Clay counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29,2020: Another seven people have passed away from COVID-19 in West Virginia. The death toll is now 443. The latest deaths are a 71-year-old woman, a 73-year-old woman, and two 66-year-old women all from Wetzel County; an 82-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man from Kanawha County; and a 74-year-old woman from Berkeley County.

“Today is a difficult day in our fight against COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we work to slow the growth of this virus in West Virginia, we extend our deepest sympathies to these families.”

The number of new cases is up 402 to 23,466 from 757,923 tests. The active cases rose by 190 to 4,747. There were 295 people who recovered. That total is now 18,276 since the pandemic began. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 10
  • Greenbrier: 5
  • McDowell: 4
  • Mercer: 14
  • Monroe: 6
  • Raleigh: 27
  • Summers: 7
  • Wyoming: 24

The cumulative percent positive continue to creep up. It is now 2.89-percent. The daily percent positive is 2.97-percent. On the County Alert System map Raleigh County moved to Gold and Wyoming County went to Orange. Mercer County is now Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (185), Berkeley (1,615), Boone (381), Braxton (67), Brooke (237), Cabell (1,453), Calhoun (36), Clay (64), Doddridge (71), Fayette (786), Gilmer (64), Grant (194), Greenbrier (200), Hampshire (133), Hancock (224), Hardy (107), Harrison (660), Jackson (388), Jefferson (603), Kanawha (3,683), Lewis (94), Lincoln (253), Logan (770), Marion (391), Marshall (341), Mason (178), McDowell (126), Mercer (762), Mineral (223), Mingo (609), Monongalia (2,316), Monroe (257), Morgan (151), Nicholas (188), Ohio (560), Pendleton (77), Pleasants (30), Pocahontas (70), Preston (200), Putnam (884), Raleigh (825), Randolph (419), Ritchie (41), Roane (111), Summers (119), Taylor (168), Tucker (64), Tyler (35), Upshur (265), Wayne (595), Webster (32), Wetzel (183), Wirt (53), Wood (616), Wyoming (309).

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.


10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020: The dashboard updated on Wednesday morning from the West Virginia Department Health and Human Resources (DHHR) showed four additional deaths. Among those are a 73-year-old man from Mercer County, 77-year-old man from Upshur County, an 85-year-old woman from Cabell County and an 84-year-old woman from Ohio County.

 “As we solemnly observe this tragic loss of life, we must continue to fight this virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “It is our duty to protect our fellow West Virginians.”

There were 358 additional cases of COVID-19 identified in West Virginia bringing the number of cases since the pandemic began to 23,064. That is from 747,304 tests. The active cases rose 129 to 4,557. There were 225 people who recovered from the virus for a total of 18,011. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 10
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 2
  • Mercer: 16
  • Monroe: 2
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 18
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 29

The daily percent positive rose to 4.29-percent. The cumulative percent positive is 2.88-percent. On the County Alert System map Mercer County is now Gold, Raleigh County is Yellow and Mingo County is Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (181), Berkeley (1,604), Boone (353), Braxton (65), Brooke (226), Cabell (1,427), Calhoun (35), Clay (62), Doddridge (71), Fayette (776), Gilmer (64), Grant (191), Greenbrier (195), Hampshire (130), Hancock (224), Hardy (107), Harrison (649), Jackson (386), Jefferson (599), Kanawha (3,650), Lewis (87), Lincoln (249), Logan (757), Marion (380), Marshall (329), Mason (175), McDowell (122), Mercer (748), Mineral (219), Mingo (600), Monongalia (2,307), Monroe (251), Morgan (150), Nicholas (183), Ohio (541), Pendleton (76), Pleasants (29), Pocahontas (70), Preston (199), Putnam (879), Raleigh (798), Randolph (416), Ritchie (37), Roane (106), Summers (112), Taylor (166), Tucker (63), Tyler (33), Upshur (263), Wayne (586), Webster (31), Wetzel (178), Wirt (53), Wood (591), Wyoming (285).

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 Barbour County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020: The death toll continued to rise across the Mountain State from COVID-19. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported eight additional death on Tuesday morning. That brings the death toll to 432.

The latest victims are a 79-year old man from Upshur County, an 89-year old man from Cabell County, a 79-year old woman from Cabell County, a 57-year old man from Kanawha County, an 83-year old man from Fayette County, an 87-year old woman from Jefferson County, an 83-year old woman from Cabell County, and a 54-year old man from Raleigh County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are devastated by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “The families of these residents are in our thoughts.”

There were 483 new cases of COVID-19 reported for a total of 22,706. Active cases decreased by 603 to 4,428. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 7
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 28
  • Monroe: 8
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 19
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 5

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (182), Berkeley (1,569), Boone (352), Braxton (63), Brooke (219), Cabell (1,396), Calhoun (35), Clay (61), Doddridge (70), Fayette (766), Gilmer (64), Grant (191), Greenbrier (194), Hampshire (127), Hancock (219), Hardy (106), Harrison (648), Jackson (385), Jefferson (580), Kanawha (3,624), Lewis (82), Lincoln (244), Logan (751), Marion (377), Marshall (316), Mason (175), McDowell (120), Mercer (732), Mineral (218), Mingo (574), Monongalia (2,298), Monroe (249), Morgan (147), Nicholas (182), Ohio (528), Pendleton (74), Pleasants (27), Pocahontas (69), Preston (199), Putnam (863), Raleigh (780), Randolph (412), Ritchie (36), Roane (106), Summers (109), Taylor (166), Tucker (63), Tyler (32), Upshur (257), Wayne (580), Webster (29), Wetzel (173), Wirt (51), Wood (580), Wyoming (256).

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. Monday, Oct. 26, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported one additional death on Monday morning. That brings the death toll to 424. The latest fatality is an 87-year-old woman from Marshall County.

 “Our heart goes out to this West Virginian and her family,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please continue taking every precaution to slow the spread of this horrible disease.”

There were 317 new cases of COVID-19 identified for a total of 22,223. Active cases rose by 202 to 5,031. The number of recoveries was 114 bringing that total to 16,768 since the pandemic began. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 3
  • Greenbrier: 7
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 24
  • Monroe: 13
  • Raleigh: 20
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 7

The cumulative percent positive fell by two-hundredths of a percent to 2.85-percent. The daily percent positive also fell to 1.28-percent. On the County Alert System map, Monroe County is back to Orange and Summers County is now Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (175), Berkeley (1,534), Boone (339), Braxton (62), Brooke (214), Cabell (1,354), Calhoun (34), Clay (60), Doddridge (70), Fayette (762), Gilmer (64), Grant (188), Greenbrier (181), Hampshire (125), Hancock (214), Hardy (105), Harrison (644), Jackson (378), Jefferson (567), Kanawha (3,564), Lewis (79), Lincoln (236), Logan (748), Marion (371), Marshall (290), Mason (174), McDowell (117), Mercer (704), Mineral (212), Mingo (564), Monongalia (2,290), Monroe (241), Morgan (141), Nicholas (185), Ohio (514), Pendleton (74), Pleasants (25), Pocahontas (68), Preston (199), Putnam (842), Raleigh (761), Randolph (410), Ritchie (36), Roane (100), Summers (103), Taylor (166), Tucker (63), Tyler (32), Upshur (243), Wayne (562), Webster (29), Wetzel (171), Wirt (45), Wood (543), Wyoming (251).

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.


10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports one new death in Sunday morning’s COVID-19 update. The death toll is now at 423. The latest victim is a 70-year-old male from Cabell County.

“Each life lost is heartbreaking and we extend our sincere condolences to this family,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

There are 194 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 21,906. There are 4,829 active cases, making 117 new active cases since 10 a.m. yesterday. 16,654 people recovered from the virus. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 3
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 13
  • Monroe: 8
  • Raleigh: 18
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 4

The cumulative percent positive dropped slightly to 2.87-percent. The daily percent positive went from 4.16-percent to 1.90-percent Sunday morning. On the County Alert System map, Summers and Monroe County moved to Gold. Wyoming County remains in Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (172), Berkeley (1,518), Boone (338), Braxton (60), Brooke (205), Cabell (1,328), Calhoun (34), Clay (59), Doddridge (70), Fayette (759), Gilmer (64), Grant (185), Greenbrier (174), Hampshire (123), Hancock (213), Hardy (103), Harrison (638), Jackson (377), Jefferson (561), Kanawha (3,527), Lewis (76), Lincoln (233), Logan (744), Marion (370), Marshall (281), Mason (173), McDowell (114), Mercer (680), Mineral (210), Mingo (557), Monongalia (2,277), Monroe (228), Morgan (134), Nicholas (185), Ohio (505), Pendleton (74), Pleasants (24), Pocahontas (68), Preston (194), Putnam (839), Raleigh (741), Randolph (408), Ritchie (36), Roane (99), Summers (97), Taylor (165), Tucker (63), Tyler (32), Upshur (238), Wayne (554), Webster (29), Wetzel (151), Wirt (42), Wood (533), Wyoming (244).

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.

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Berkeley, Doddridge, Logan, Mingo, Monroe, Morgan, Pendleton, Webster, and Wyoming counties.

  • Berkeley County, October 25, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Berkeley Medical Center, (behind the Dorothy McCormick Building), 2000 Foundation Way, Martinsburg, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 25, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Logan County, October 25, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mingo County, October 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Lenore K-8, 1 Ranger Drive, Williamson, WV
  • Monroe County, October 25, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monroe Health Center, 2869 Seneca Trail South, Peterstown, WV
  • Morgan County, October 25, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Paw Paw High School, 60 Pirate Circle, Paw Paw, WV
  • Pendleton County, October 25, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Pendleton County Health Department, 273 Mill Road, Franklin, WV
  • Webster County, October 25, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Baker Island, 52 Baker Addison Park, Webster Springs, WV
  • Wyoming County, October 25, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Old Board of Education, 19 Park Street, Pineville, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. Additional testing will be held Monday, October 26 in Boone, Cabell, Doddridge, Harrison, Lincoln, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

  • Boone County, October 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, October 26, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Doddridge County, October 26, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie Regional Health Center, West Union Location, 190 Marie Street, West Union, WV
  • Harrison County, October 26, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Jackson Square (back door of the Health Department), Traders Alley, Clarksburg, WV
  • Lincoln County, October 26, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Lincoln County Health Department, 8008 Court Avenue, Hamlin, WV (Walk-in testing)
  • Ritchie County, October 26, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie Regional Health Center, 135 South Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV
  • Roane County, October 26, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Roane County Family Health Care, 146 Williams Drive, Spencer, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Taylor County, October 26, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, October 26, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV
  • Wyoming County, October 26, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Old Board of Education, 19 Park Street, Pineville, WV

For testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports no new deaths in Saturday morning’s COVID-19 update. The death toll remains at 422.

There are 320 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 21,712. There are 4,712 active cases, making 110 new active cases since 10 a.m. yesterday. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 4
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 23
  • Raleigh: 11
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 24

The cumulative percent positive rose to 2.88-percent. The daily percent positive is up to 4.16-percent. On the County Alert System map, Kanawha County moved to Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (172), Berkeley (1,507), Boone (335), Braxton (59), Brooke (202), Cabell (1,317), Calhoun (33), Clay (58), Doddridge (70), Fayette (752), Gilmer (64), Grant (182), Greenbrier (171), Hampshire (123), Hancock (210), Hardy (103), Harrison (634), Jackson (376), Jefferson (558), Kanawha (3,510), Lewis (74), Lincoln (232), Logan (740), Marion (369), Marshall (279), Mason (172), McDowell (113), Mercer (667), Mineral (207), Mingo (553), Monongalia (2,269), Monroe (220), Morgan (131), Nicholas (183), Ohio (497), Pendleton (74), Pleasants (24), Pocahontas (68), Preston (194), Putnam (835), Raleigh (723), Randolph (408), Ritchie (36), Roane (96), Summers (96), Taylor (165), Tucker (62), Tyler (30), Upshur (238), Wayne (551), Webster (25), Wetzel (136), Wirt (41), Wood (528), Wyoming (240).

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 Monroe and Pendleton counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020: Another four people passed away from COVID-19 according to the report from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on Friday. The deaths were a 73-year-old man, a 95-year-old man and an 83-year-old man all from Putnam County. The fourth person was a 95-year-old woman from Brooke County.

“As West Virginians, we must not tire of preventive measures that ensure the health and safety of our friends, family and neighbors,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge you to continue wearing your mask, with frequent hand washing and social distancing.”

There are 335 new positive cases identified bringing that total to 21,392 from 709,156 tests. Active cases are on the rise again. They rose by 129 to 4,602. The number of recoveries rose by 202 for a total of 16,368. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 6
  • Greenbrier: 4
  • McDowell: 5
  • Mercer: 19
  • Monroe: 9
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 10
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming 14

The cumulative percent positive rose by two hundredths of a percent to 2.86-percent. The daily percent positive is up to 3.85-percent. On the County Alert System map Mercer County moved to Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (165), Berkeley (1,497), Boone (325), Braxton (56), Brooke (201), Cabell (1,293), Calhoun (33), Clay (58), Doddridge (69), Fayette (745), Gilmer (64), Grant (179), Greenbrier (167), Hampshire (123), Hancock (207), Hardy (102), Harrison (632), Jackson (368), Jefferson (554), Kanawha (3,459), Lewis (72), Lincoln (225), Logan (738), Marion (367), Marshall (274), Mason (170), McDowell (112), Mercer (644), Mineral (207), Mingo (546), Monongalia (2,259), Monroe (223), Morgan (123), Nicholas (180), Ohio (487), Pendleton (75), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (68), Preston (192), Putnam (827), Raleigh (712), Randolph (399), Ritchie (34), Roane (94), Summers (92), Taylor (165), Tucker (61), Tyler (30), Upshur (234), Wayne (531), Webster (25), Wetzel (134), Wirt (37), Wood (519), Wyoming (216).

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 Barbour County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020: The death toll in West Virginia due to COVID-19 rose by five on Thursday. Among those was the fifth death for Greenbrier County, a 95-year-old man. The other fatalities are a 77-year-old man from Upshur County, 77-year-old man from Marshall County, a 73-year-old woman from Hancock County and an 80-year-old man from Brooke County.

“The loss of five additional lives is difficult to report,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch. “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 fell by 633 to 4,473 after 951 people were reported as recovering from the virus. The total recoveries went up to 16,166. There were 323 new cases identified for a total of 21,057 since the pandemic began. Here is the breakdown of new cases in southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 12
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 19
  • Monroe: 8
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 21
  • Summers: 6
  • Wyoming: 15

The cumulative percent positive remained at 2.84-percent. The daily percent positive was significantly lower at 2.73-percent. On the County Alert System map, Summers County moved to Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (166), Berkeley (1,473), Boone (318), Braxton (51), Brooke (199), Cabell (1,266), Calhoun (33), Clay (56), Doddridge (67), Fayette (739), Gilmer (64), Grant (179), Greenbrier (163), Hampshire (122), Hancock (198), Hardy (102), Harrison (629), Jackson (363), Jefferson (545), Kanawha (3,426), Lewis (70), Lincoln (221), Logan (727), Marion (366), Marshall (267), Mason (168), McDowell (107), Mercer (625), Mineral (204), Mingo (538), Monongalia (2,248), Monroe (214), Morgan (114), Nicholas (179), Ohio (485), Pendleton (73), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (66), Preston (186), Putnam (810), Raleigh (702), Randolph (395), Ritchie (33), Roane (92), Summers (88), Taylor (164), Tucker (60), Tyler (28), Upshur (233), Wayne (523), Webster (25), Wetzel (112), Wirt (35), Wood (513), Wyoming (202).

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 Mineral, Taylor, and Webster counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported the number of active COVID-19 cases fell on Wednesday by seven to 5,106. There were five people who passed away from the virus. Those include an 87-year-old woman and an 89-year-old woman from Cabell County; a 62-year-old man from Wetzel County; a 76-year-old man form Upshur County; and an 85-year-old woman from Harrison County.

 “I’m sorry to report that we have lost another five West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Each loss is a heartbreak to a family and to our state. I urge you to remember your actions for safety result in saving the lives of your family, neighbors and friends.”

There were 215 new cases of COVID-19 identified for a total of 20,734 from 695,527 cases. The number of people who recovered rose by 227 to 15,215. Here is a look at the breakdown of the new cases from the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 5
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • Mercer: 18
  • Monroe: 1
  • Raleigh: 7
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 4

The cumulative percent positive is 2.84-percent while the daily percent positive is 3.36-percent. Mercer County is back to Green on the County Alert System map.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (164), Berkeley (1,461), Boone (307), Braxton (47), Brooke (197), Cabell (1,237), Calhoun (33), Clay (55), Doddridge (67), Fayette (727), Gilmer (64), Grant (179), Greenbrier (162), Hampshire (122), Hancock (195), Hardy (102), Harrison (624), Jackson (362), Jefferson (538), Kanawha (3,394), Lewis (68), Lincoln (221), Logan (719), Marion (362), Marshall (262), Mason (167), McDowell (106), Mercer (606), Mineral (206), Mingo (528), Monongalia (2,239), Monroe (206), Morgan (109), Nicholas (177), Ohio (467), Pendleton (73), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (64), Preston (181), Putnam (804), Raleigh (681), Randolph (389), Ritchie (31), Roane (92), Summers (82), Taylor (165), Tucker (58), Tyler (25), Upshur (228), Wayne (513), Webster (26), Wetzel (95), Wirt (32), Wood (505), Wyoming (187).

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 Barbour, Brooke, Harrison, and Ritchie counties in this report.

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


12:12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced on Tuesday the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now 408. That is up seven from Monday, following two days without the loss of anyone. The deaths include a 44-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man from Cabell County; a 78-year-old woman from Clay County; an 88-year-old woman from Ohio County; a 77-year-old man from Marshall County; a 71-year-old man and a 70-year-old man from Logan County; a 90-year-old woman from Harrison County; and a 65-year-old man from Brooke County.

“As we have surpassed 400 deaths of beloved West Virginia family members, friends, and neighbors, we must honor them by combatting this disease with all in our power,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “This includes wearing a mask, keeping socially distant, and using good hygiene.”

There are 226 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia for a total of 20,519. That is from 690,803 tests. Active cases rose by 18 to 5,113. There were 189 people who recovered. The total number of recoveries since the pandemic began is now 14,988. Here is a look at the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 2
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 10
  • Monroe: 9
  • Raleigh: 9
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 5

The cumulative percent positive rose slightly to 2.84-percent with a daily percent positive of 3.01-percent. On the County Alert System map, Mercer County move to Yellow while Nicholas County is now Green.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (165), Berkeley (1,443), Boone (302), Braxton (43), Brooke (199), Cabell (1,212), Calhoun (33), Clay (55), Doddridge (66), Fayette (722), Gilmer (64), Grant (178), Greenbrier (161), Hampshire (119), Hancock (194), Hardy (102), Harrison (625), Jackson (358), Jefferson (532), Kanawha (3,360), Lewis (66), Lincoln (217), Logan (716), Marion (359), Marshall (255), Mason (166), McDowell (106), Mercer (588), Mineral (205), Mingo (518), Monongalia (2,236), Monroe (205), Morgan (104), Nicholas (174), Ohio (462), Pendleton (72), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (64), Preston (179), Putnam (802), Raleigh (674), Randolph (380), Ritchie (32), Roane (91), Summers (81), Taylor (164), Tucker (56), Tyler (24), Upshur (226), Wayne (507), Webster (25), Wetzel (93), Wirt (30), Wood (504), Wyoming (183).

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 Harrison County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020: Good news on Monday from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). There were no COVID-19 deaths for a second day in a row.

The number of active cases rose by 155 to 5,095. There were 212 new cases identified for a total of 20,293. That is from 687,025 tests. The DHHR reported 57 people recovered from the virus. This makes 14,799 people who have recovered since the pandemic began. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 4
  • Mercer: 10
  • Monroe: 2
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 5
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 6

The cumulative percent positive stayed steady at 2.83-percent. The daily percent positive is 2.21-percent. On the County Alert System map Wyoming County is now in Red. This is the only red county in WV.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (164), Berkeley (1,425), Boone (299), Braxton (40), Brooke (196), Cabell (1,197), Calhoun (32), Clay (55), Doddridge (65), Fayette (720), Gilmer (64), Grant (178), Greenbrier (160), Hampshire (119), Hancock (191), Hardy (101), Harrison (625), Jackson (355), Jefferson (525), Kanawha (3,340), Lewis (66), Lincoln (214), Logan (711), Marion (355), Marshall (250), Mason (166), McDowell (105), Mercer (578), Mineral (204), Mingo (507), Monongalia (2,228), Monroe (196), Morgan (102), Nicholas (174), Ohio (459), Pendleton (70), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (64), Preston (176), Putnam (796), Raleigh (665), Randolph (378), Ritchie (27), Roane (88), Summers (80), Taylor (161), Tucker (52), Tyler (24), Upshur (225), Wayne (495), Webster (24), Wetzel (82), Wirt (28), Wood (491), Wyoming (178).

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.


10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020: The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported 280 new cases of COVID-19 in its Saturday morning update, bringing the states total to 20,081. There were 679,933 total confirmatory laboratory results. No new deaths were reported Sunday morning, keeping the total at 399.

The number of active cases increased by 101 to 4,940. There are now 14,742 recoveries. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties.

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 3
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 18
  • Monroe: 6
  • Raleigh: 17
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 9

The cumulative percent positive rate stayed the same at 2.83-percent. The daily percent positive rate rose a little to 2.56-percent. On the County Alert System map Doddridge county is in the Red category. Four counties are in the Gold category. 10 counties are in the Orange category including Wyoming and Monroe counties. 14 counties are in the Yellow category including Mercer. 26 counties are in the Green category including Fayette, Greenbrier, Raleigh, Pocahontas, Summers and McDowell counties.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (163), Berkeley (1,390), Boone (292), Braxton (37), Brooke (194), Cabell (1,190), Calhoun (32), Clay (55), Doddridge (65), Fayette (716), Gilmer (62), Grant (178), Greenbrier (156), Hampshire (119), Hancock (191), Hardy (101), Harrison (623), Jackson (348), Jefferson (521), Kanawha (3,320), Lewis (65), Lincoln (212), Logan (707), Marion (355), Marshall (245), Mason (166), McDowell (105), Mercer (568), Mineral (202), Mingo (502), Monongalia (2,224), Monroe (194), Morgan (98), Nicholas (173), Ohio (455), Pendleton (68), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (63), Preston (174), Putnam (782), Raleigh (660), Randolph (375), Ritchie (25), Roane (86), Summers (77), Taylor (160), Tucker (52), Tyler (24), Upshur (222), Wayne (487), Webster (19), Wetzel (81), Wirt (28), Wood (479), Wyoming (172).

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 Pocahontas County in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Berkeley, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jefferson, Marshall, Morgan, Pendleton, Randolph, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, and Wood counties.

  • Berkeley County, October 18, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood, WV
  • Clay County, October 18, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Clay County High School, 1 Panther Drive, Clay, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 18, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Gilmer County, October 18, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Sue Morris Sports Complex, 1294 North Lewis Street, Glenville, WV
  • Jefferson County, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Jefferson County Health Department, 1948 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV
  • Marshall County, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV
  • Morgan County, October 18, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 271 Warm Springs Way, Berkeley Springs, WV
  • Pendleton County, October 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Pendleton County Health Department, 273 Mill Road, Franklin, WV
  • Randolph County, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 22 Buffalo Street, Elkins, WV
  • Upshur County, October 18, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Wayne County, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV
  • Wirt County, October 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Wirt County Board of Education, 389 Mulberry Street, Elizabeth, WV Pre-registration at www.ipsumcovidresults.com
  • Wood County, October 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Parkersburg High School (back lot), 2101 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV. Pre-registration at www.ipsumcovidresults.com

Testing is available Monday in Doddridge, Hancock, Monroe, Nicholas, Upshur, and Wirt counties.

  • Doddridge County, October 19, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Hancock County, October 19, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Tomlinson Run State Park (by pool), 3391 Veterans Boulevard, New Cumberland, WV
  • Monroe County, October 19, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monroe County Health Department, 200 Health Center Drive, Union, WV *Call 304-772-3064 for appointment
  • Nicholas County, October 19, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Camden Family Health, 415 Main Street, Summersville, WV *Call 304-872-1663 for appointment
  • Upshur County, October 19, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Wirt County, October 19, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Coplin Clinic, 483 Court Street, Elizabeth, WV. Pre-registration at www.ipsumcovidresults.com

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020: The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported 221 new cases of COVID-19 in its Saturday morning update. There were 671,463 total confirmatory laboratory results, with 19,801 total cases and 399 deaths.

The DHHR reported three new deaths. These include an 84-year old female from Grant County, a 73-year old male from Fayette County, and a 59-year old female from Cabell County. 

“As we solemnly observe this tragic loss of life, we must continue to fight this virus,” said DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch. “It is our duty to protect our family members and neighbors. We extend our condolences to these families.”

The number of active cases decreased by 76 to 4,839. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties.

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 2
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 15
  • Monroe: 4
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 2

The cumulative percent positive rose another hundredth of a percent to 2.83. The daily percent positive is 2.51-percent. On the County Alert System map Wyoming County is now in Orange. Kanawha County is in Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (163), Berkeley (1,376), Boone (288), Braxton (35), Brooke (192), Cabell (1,141), Calhoun (32), Clay (51), Doddridge (65), Fayette (709), Gilmer (62), Grant (178), Greenbrier (153), Hampshire (118), Hancock (185), Hardy (101), Harrison (619), Jackson (345), Jefferson (518), Kanawha (3,273), Lewis (64), Lincoln (207), Logan (707), Marion (351), Marshall (241), Mason (161), McDowell (104), Mercer (550), Mineral (202), Mingo (494), Monongalia (2,214), Monroe (188), Morgan (95), Nicholas (172), Ohio (452), Pendleton (65), Pleasants (22), Pocahontas (64), Preston (174), Putnam (779), Raleigh (643), Randolph (372), Ritchie (25), Roane (86), Summers (73), Taylor (158), Tucker (51), Tyler (24), Upshur (216), Wayne (484), Webster (19), Wetzel (81), Wirt (28), Wood (468), Wyoming (163).

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 Tucker County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020: An increase in tests produces results in finding COVID-19 cases across West Virginia. There were 498 positives reported on Friday’s dashboard from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). There were 11,025 tests completed. That is close to the number of tests DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch stated was the maximum capacity for the state.

The total number of positive cases in WV since the pandemic began is 19,580. There have been 666,717 tests in the same time frame. On Friday, the DHHR reported three additional deaths. Those include at 67-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 75-year-old man from Fayette County and a 58-year-old man from Mingo County.

“The continued loss of West Virginians weighs heavily on all of us,” said Secretary Crouch. “During this difficult time for our state and nation, we extend our deepest sympathy.”

The number of active cases rose by 292 to 4,915. There were 203 people who recovered from the virus. That total now stands at 14,269. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties.

  • Fayette: 8
  • Greenbrier: 5
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 41
  • Monroe: 9
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 9
  • Summers: 5
  • Wyoming: 9

The cumulative percent positive rose another hundredth of a percent to 2.82. The daily percent positive is 2.99-percent. On the County Alert System map Wyoming County is now in Orange. Kanawha County is now in Green.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (158), Berkeley (1,349), Boone (284), Braxton (31), Brooke (185), Cabell (1,130), Calhoun (32), Clay (51), Doddridge (63), Fayette (705), Gilmer (61), Grant (177), Greenbrier (151), Hampshire (118), Hancock (182), Hardy (101), Harrison (616), Jackson (341), Jefferson (513), Kanawha (3,249), Lewis (64), Lincoln (206), Logan (706), Marion (341), Marshall (238), Mason (157), McDowell (103), Mercer (535), Mineral (201), Mingo (490), Monongalia (2,205), Monroe (184), Morgan (93), Nicholas (170), Ohio (443), Pendleton (65), Pleasants (22), Pocahontas (64), Preston (174), Putnam (767), Raleigh (638), Randolph (368), Ritchie (25), Roane (85), Summers (72), Taylor (158), Tucker (52), Tyler (24), Upshur (210), Wayne (477), Webster (17), Wetzel (78), Wirt (26), Wood (464), Wyoming (161).

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 Hancock County in this report.

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

Today’s dashboard includes a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and laboratory results received over the past 24 hours. DHHR has been working in conjunction with the West Virginia Health Information Network to onboard testing entities performing rapid COVID-19 testing in order to receive those results electronically. In the last week (from October 9 and 16), the number of testing entities submitting electronic results has increased from 97 to 170. Four testing entities were onboarded and began sending data on October 15 and that is why there was an influx in labs received. Those include MedExpress, PWNHealth/Walgreen’s, Steelfusion/RJ Group Labs, and Valley Health Link Urgent Care/Physicians Practices. These results are from over the last week.


10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020: The County Alert System map is showing only 23 of 55 counties in Green. Monroe County shifted to Yellow and Wyoming County went to Gold.

There were two additional deaths in West Virginia bringing the death toll to 392. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed the latest fatalities are a 94-year-old woman from Kanawha County and a 65-year-old man from Cabell County. 

“We mourn the heartbreaking loss of these West Virginians and send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 264 new positive cases of COVID-19 identified on the DHHRs Thursday report for a total of 19,082. The number of active cases rose by 11 to 4,623. The number of recoveries went up by 251 for a total of 14,066.

The cumulative percent positive rose marginally to 2.82-percent with a daily percent positive of 3.12-percent. The breakdown of active cases in the southeastern WV counties is as follows:

  • Fayette: 2
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 6
  • Monroe: 5
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 6
  • Wyoming: 8

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (155), Berkeley (1,315), Boone (280), Braxton (30), Brooke (142), Cabell (1,092), Calhoun (32), Clay (50), Doddridge (59), Fayette (697), Gilmer (60), Grant (177), Greenbrier (146), Hampshire (118), Hancock (188), Hardy (100), Harrison (588), Jackson (336), Jefferson (495), Kanawha (3,196), Lewis (62), Lincoln (203), Logan (701), Marion (337), Marshall (231), Mason (155), McDowell (100), Mercer (494), Mineral (196), Mingo (478), Monongalia (2,190), Monroe (175), Morgan (89), Nicholas (160), Ohio (433), Pendleton (63), Pleasants (21), Pocahontas (62), Preston (172), Putnam (739), Raleigh (629), Randolph (360), Ritchie (23), Roane (82), Summers (67), Taylor (157), Tucker (50), Tyler (24), Upshur (203), Wayne (465), Webster (15), Wetzel (71), Wirt (23), Wood (444), Wyoming (152).

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.


10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020: There were four deaths due to COVID-19 reported by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on Wednesday morning. Among those was a 67-year-old man from Summers County. The other fatalities were a 73-year-old man and a 94-year-old man both from Kanawha County and an 83-year-old man from Berkeley County.

“Let’s honor the lives of these West Virginians by remembering their contributions to our state and most importantly by doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 including wearing a mask and following the safety guidelines,” said Bill J. Crouch DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The number of active cases in West Virginia fell by 75 to 4,612. There were 334 people who recovered from the virus.

New cases in the Mountain State rose by 263 to 18,818 since the pandemic began. The cumulative percent positive remains on the rise. It is now 2.81-percent with a daily percent positive of 4.21-percent. The breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counites is as follows:

  • Fayette: 1
  • Greenbrier: 2
  • Mercer: 10
  • Monroe: 1
  • Raleigh: 7
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 1

On the County Alert System map Doddridge County is now Red. This is the only Red county in the state. Mercer County went from Green to Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (154), Berkeley (1,301), Boone (276), Braxton (26), Brooke (138), Cabell (1,066), Calhoun (31), Clay (48), Doddridge (59), Fayette (695), Gilmer (57), Grant (177), Greenbrier (145), Hampshire (118), Hancock (185), Hardy (99), Harrison (573), Jackson (334), Jefferson (488), Kanawha (3,170), Lewis (58), Lincoln (199), Logan (697), Marion (333), Marshall (221), Mason (154), McDowell (99), Mercer (488), Mineral (192), Mingo (467), Monongalia (2,183), Monroe (170), Morgan (83), Nicholas (158), Ohio (421), Pendleton (62), Pleasants (21), Pocahontas (61), Preston (171), Putnam (732), Raleigh (623), Randolph (351), Ritchie (20), Roane (79), Summers (67), Taylor (156), Tucker (49), Tyler (24), Upshur (191), Wayne (460), Webster (14), Wetzel (71), Wirt (22), Wood (437), Wyoming (144).

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 Clay and Mason counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Berkeley, Cabell, Doddridge, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Putnam, Randolph, Taylor, Upshur, Wayne, and Wirt counties:

  • Berkeley County, October 14, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Berkeley County Health Department, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV *Appointment required by calling 304-267-5031
  • Cabell County, October 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cabell Co. Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Doddridge County, October 14, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Harrison County, October 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department, 330 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV (use Jackson Square/Traders Alley entrance)
  • Kanawha County, October 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sissonville Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 2007 McClure Parkway, Sissonville, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Logan County, October 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mingo County, October 14, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mingo Central High School, 1000 King Coal Highway, Delbarton, WV
  • Monongalia County, October 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Virginia University, Student Recreation Center, 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
  • Nicholas County, October 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Summersville Arena/Conference Center, 3 Armory Way, Summersville, WV
  • Putnam County, October 14, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Putnam County Fairgrounds, 522 Park Road, Eleanor, WV
  • Randolph County, October 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 22 Buffalo Street, Elkins, WV
  • Taylor County, October 14, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Upshur County, October 14, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Wayne County, October 14, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Spring Valley High School, 1 Timberwolf Drive, Huntington, WV AND 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV
  • Wirt County, October 14, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wirt County Board of Education, 389 Mulberry Street, Elizabeth, WV

Additional testing will be held tomorrow, Thursday, October 15 in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Doddridge, Kanawha, Lincoln, Marion, Mingo, Morgan, Taylor, and Upshur counties.

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020: West Virginia’s cumulative percent positive reached a six-month high.

On October 13, the DHHR reported the cumulative percent positive to be 2.80. It is the state’s highest since April 25. The daily percent positive was above average at 4.31 percent.

Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations also reached an all-time high. The DHHR reported 181 total patients as of Tuesday morning.

West Virginia lost two more people to the coronavirus: an 84-year old Cabell County man and an 85-year old Kanawha County man.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones during this horrible pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The DHHR reported 274 new positive cases for a total of 18,555. Active cases also rose by 109 to 4,687. 163 more West Virginians recovered from the virus, marking that tally at 13,481.

Here is the breakdown of new cases in southeastern West Virginia:

  • Mercer: 8
  • Wyoming: 5
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Fayette: 3
  • Greenbrier: 3

In the DHHR’s county alert system, Mingo County is out of the red and into the orange. Locally, Nicholas County went from yellow to orange. Wyoming County also had a change: from green to yellow, joining Kanawha County. Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monongalia, Monroe, Pocahontas, Raleigh, and Summers counties remain in the green.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (149), Berkeley (1,268), Boone (269), Braxton (21), Brooke (138), Cabell (1,045), Calhoun (30), Clay (51), Doddridge (55), Fayette (694), Gilmer (54), Grant (176), Greenbrier (143), Hampshire (117), Hancock (177), Hardy (98), Harrison (564), Jackson (331), Jefferson (480), Kanawha (3,162), Lewis (53), Lincoln (199), Logan (694), Marion (330), Marshall (218), Mason (156), McDowell (99), Mercer (478), Mineral (189), Mingo (453), Monongalia (2,169), Monroe (169), Morgan (80), Nicholas (156), Ohio (417), Pendleton (59), Pleasants (21), Pocahontas (61), Preston (171), Putnam (719), Raleigh (616), Randolph (338), Ritchie (20), Roane (75), Summers (64), Taylor (153), Tucker (48), Tyler (22), Upshur (182), Wayne (448), Webster (14), Wetzel (71), Wirt (22), Wood (426), Wyoming (143).

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 Boone and Upshur counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Doddridge, Fayette, Jackson, Kanawha, Marion, Mingo, Monroe, Putnam, Randolph, Taylor, and Upshur counties:

  • Barbour County, October 13, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Barbour County Fairgrounds, 113 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Berkeley County, October 13, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Shenandoah Community Health, 99 Tavern Road, Martinsburg, WV
  • Boone County, October 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Boone Co. Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, October 13, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell Co. Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Doddridge County, October 13, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Fayette County, October 13, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Jackson County, October 13, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Jackson County Health Department, 504 S Church Street, Ripley, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 13, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, (use Reynolds Street entrance), 108 Lee Street, Charleston, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Marion County, October 13, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street, Fairmont, WV
  • Mingo County, October 12, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Mingo Central High School, 1000 King Coal Highway, Delbarton, WV
  • Monroe County, October 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, UTC Collins Campus, 225 Stringtown Road, Union, WV
  • Putnam County, October 13, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2365 Main Street, Hurricane, WV
  • Randolph County, October 13, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 22 Buffalo Street, Elkins, WV
  • Taylor County, October 13, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Upshur County, October 13, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing will be available on Wednesday in Cabell, Doddridge, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam, Taylor, Upshur, and Wayne countiesTesting is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2020: Three more West Virginians lost their lives to the coronavirus as of Monday morning, totaling 385 deaths to date in the state. The victims are a 79-year-old Kanawha County man, an 84-year-old Boone County woman, and a 90-year-old Kanawha County woman.

“As these families grieve the passing of their loved ones, we recognize their great contributions as West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We join in sending our deepest condolences.”

The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reporting 153 new cases for a total of 12,281. Active cases fell by 1 to 4,578. There were 151 recoveries for a total of 13,318. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Mercer: 3
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 1

The cumulative percent positive stayed steady at 2.78-percent with a daily percent positive 2.62-percent. On the County Alert System map Mingo County is now in the Red. There are six counties in Orange and two in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (148), Berkeley (1,246), Boone (270), Braxton (21), Brooke (137), Cabell (1020), Calhoun (30), Clay (49), Doddridge (53), Fayette (691), Gilmer (51), Grant (174), Greenbrier (140), Hampshire (117), Hancock (173), Hardy (98), Harrison (552), Jackson (317), Jefferson (479), Kanawha (3,113), Lewis (49), Lincoln (198), Logan (687), Marion (324), Marshall (206), Mason (156), McDowell (99), Mercer (470), Mineral (187), Mingo (447), Monongalia (2,166), Monroe (169), Morgan (74), Nicholas (142), Ohio (415), Pendleton (57), Pleasants (21), Pocahontas (61), Preston (171), Putnam (710), Raleigh (612), Randolph (323), Ritchie (19), Roane (74), Summers (64), Taylor (153), Tucker (47), Tyler (22), Upshur (183), Wayne (443), Webster (13), Wetzel (69), Wirt (20), Wood (413), Wyoming (138).

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 Hardy County in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Cabell, Harrison, Randolph, and Upshur counties:

  • Cabell County, October 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Harrison County, October 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Virginia National Guard Armory, 5 Armory Road, Clarksburg, WV
  • Randolph County, October 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. , 22 Buffalo Street, Elkins, WV
  • Upshur County, October 12, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

And Tuesday in Barbour, Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Jackson, Kanawha, Marion, Putnam, and Taylor counties:

  • Barbour County, October 13, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Barbour County Fairgrounds, 113 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Boone County, October 13, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, October 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Fayette County, October 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Jackson County, October 13, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jackson County Health Department, 504 S Church Street, Ripley, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, (use Reynolds Street entrance), 108 Lee Street, Charleston, WV, (flu shots offered)
  • Marion County, October 13, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street, Fairmont, WV
  • Putnam County, October 13, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2365 Main Street, Hurricane, WV
  • Taylor County, October 13, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV, (flu shots offered)

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020: The latest information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) shows the death toll is now at 382. There was one new death reported Sunday morning. A 71-year old female from Kanawha County.

“As we announce another death and send our sympathy, we also are grateful for our healthcare workers and all on the front line who continue to battle COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 215 new cases of the virus identified for a total of 18,128 cases out of 633,333 tests. That brings the active cases up 133 to 4,579. There were 81 people who recovered. The total is now 13,167. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 4
  • Mercer: 11
  • Monroe: 2
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Wyoming: 1

The Cumulative Percent Positive stayed the same at 2.78-percent. The Daily Percent Positive rose to 2.71-percent. On the County Alert System map all the counties in Southeastern WV are in Green. There are three counties in Orange, seven counties in Yellow and eight counties in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (139), Berkeley (1,222), Boone (268), Braxton (20), Brooke (137), Cabell (1004), Calhoun (30), Clay (49), Doddridge (51), Fayette (691), Gilmer (51), Grant (174), Greenbrier (140), Hampshire (117), Hancock (172), Hardy (99), Harrison (528), Jackson (316), Jefferson (476), Kanawha (3,099), Lewis (48), Lincoln (198), Logan (686), Marion (322), Marshall (205), Mason (156), McDowell (99), Mercer (467), Mineral (183), Mingo (441), Monongalia (2,157), Monroe (169), Morgan (74), Nicholas (142), Ohio (414), Pendleton (57), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (61), Preston (171), Putnam (707), Raleigh (608), Randolph (321), Ritchie (19), Roane (70), Summers (63), Taylor (151), Tucker (47), Tyler (22), Upshur (179), Wayne (438), Webster (13), Wetzel (69), Wirt (20), Wood (411), Wyoming (137).

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 Greenbrier County in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Cabell, Doddridge, Harrison, Logan, Mingo, Putnam, and Upshur counties:

  • Cabell County, October 11, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Cabell Co. Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Harrison County, October 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, West Virginia National Guard Armory, 5 Armory Road, Clarksburg, WV
  • Logan County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mingo County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 9 Mate Street, Matewan, WV
  • Putnam County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Putnam County Fairgrounds, 522 Park Road, Eleanor, WV
  • Upshur County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing is available Monday in Cabell and Upshur counties:

  • Cabell County, October 12, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Cabell Co. Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Upshur County, October 12, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020: The latest information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) shows the death toll is now at 381. There were five new deaths reported Saturday morning. A 78-year old male from Mercer County, a 92-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, a 96-year old female from Fayette County, and a 71-year old male from Kanawha County.

“We send our sympathy to these families and ask all West Virginians to abide by the guidelines to protect one another,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 206 new cases of the virus identified for a total of 17,913. That brings the active cases up 11 to 4,446. There were 190 people who recovered. The total is now 13,086. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 6
  • Monroe: 1
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 8
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 1

The Cumulative Percent Positive dropped slightly to 2.78-percent. The Daily Percent Positive is 1.70-percent. On the County Alert System map all the counties in Southeastern WV are in Green. There are two counties in Orange, seven counties in Yellow and six counties in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (133), Berkeley (1,202), Boone (267), Braxton (18), Brooke (134), Cabell (989), Calhoun (30), Clay (48), Doddridge (49), Fayette (687), Gilmer (51), Grant (172), Greenbrier (141), Hampshire (116), Hancock (170), Hardy (98), Harrison (510), Jackson (313), Jefferson (472), Kanawha (3,080), Lewis (48), Lincoln (198), Logan (675), Marion (319), Marshall (201), Mason (155), McDowell (99), Mercer (456), Mineral (182), Mingo (437), Monongalia (2,142), Monroe (167), Morgan (72), Nicholas (140), Ohio (409), Pendleton (56), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (61), Preston (170), Putnam (694), Raleigh (604), Randolph (312), Ritchie (18), Roane (65), Summers (63), Taylor (151), Tucker (46), Tyler (20), Upshur (175), Wayne (437), Webster (9), Wetzel (68), Wirt (20), Wood (408), Wyoming (136).

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 Greenbrier, Logan, and Morgan counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Barbour, Berkeley, Cabell, Doddridge, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Randolph, and Wood counties:

  • Barbour County, October 10, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Barbour County Fairgrounds, 113 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Berkeley County, October 10, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Shenandoah Community Health, 99 Tavern Road, Martinsburg, WV
  • Cabell County, October 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Cabell Co. Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 10, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Harrison County, October 10, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, West Virginia National Guard Armory, 5 Armory Road, Clarksburg, WV
  • Jackson County, October 10, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, ElderCare Parking Lot, 107 Miller Drive, Ripley, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 10, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department (parking lot), 108 Lee Street, East, Charleston, WV *flu shots offered
  • Logan County, October 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mingo County, October 10, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 9 Mate Street, Matewan, WV
  • Randolph County, October 10, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 22 Buffalo Street, Elkins, WV
  • Wood County, October 10, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Drive, Parkersburg, WV

Testing will be held Sunday in Cabell, Doddridge, Harrison, Logan, Mingo, Putnam, and Upshur counties:

  • Cabell County, October 11, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Cabell Co. Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Doddridge County High School, 79 Bulldog Drive, West Union, WV
  • Harrison County, October 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, West Virginia National Guard Armory, 5 Armory Road, Clarksburg, WV
  • Logan County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mingo County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 9 Mate Street, Matewan, WV
  • Putnam County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Putnam County Fairgrounds, 522 Park Road, Eleanor, WV
  • Upshur County, October 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, including drive through pharmacy testing, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020: West Virginia’s state leaders set a daily goal for testing of more than 7,000. On Thursday the numbers passed that minimum goal. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) dashboard there were 7,934 tests. The total number of tests since the pandemic began is now 617,045.

There are six people who passed away. That includes a 61-year-old woman from Fayette County. The other fatalities are  a 74-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 64-year-old man from Cabell County, a 70-year-old woman from Logan County, a 65-year-old man from Wayne County, and a 68-year-old woman from Jackson County.

 “We continue to grieve the loss of more West Virginians today,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our deepest sympathies are expressed to their families.”

There were 382 new cases of the virus identified for a total of 17,707. That brings the active cases up 179 to 4,435. There were 197 people who recovered. That total is now 12,896. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 8
  • Greenbrier: 3
  • Mercer: 5
  • Monroe: 9
  • Raleigh: 15
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 3

The Cumulative Percent Positive is up to 2.79-percent. The Daily Percent Positive is 3.65-percent. On the County Alert System map Wyoming County is now in the Green. There are five counties in Orange and eight counties in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (130), Berkeley (1,187), Boone (267), Braxton (16), Brooke (128), Cabell (978), Calhoun (29), Clay (48), Doddridge (40), Fayette (678), Gilmer (50), Grant (169), Greenbrier (142), Hampshire (115), Hancock (165), Hardy (98), Harrison (498), Jackson (311), Jefferson (470), Kanawha (3,054), Lewis (47), Lincoln (195), Logan (688), Marion (318), Marshall (196), Mason (154), McDowell (96), Mercer (450), Mineral (181), Mingo (427), Monongalia (2,135), Monroe (166), Morgan (73), Nicholas (136), Ohio (408), Pendleton (55), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (60), Preston (168), Putnam (675), Raleigh (596), Randolph (303), Ritchie (18), Roane (65), Summers (62), Taylor (151), Tucker (44), Tyler (20), Upshur (168), Wayne (428), Webster (9), Wetzel (67), Wirt (19), Wood (401), Wyoming (135).

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.

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Mingo, Nicholas, Taylor, and Wood counties, and Saturday in Wood County:

  • Mingo County, October 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department, County Highway 65/12, Delbarton, WV
  • Nicholas County, October 9, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Nazarene Camp, 6461 Webster Road, Summersville, WV
  • Taylor County, October 9, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Wood County, October 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Drive, Parkersburg, WV
  • Wood County, October 10: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Drive, Parkersburg, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020: The latest information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) shows the death toll is now at 370. There was one new fatality in Thursday’s report. The latest victim was a 78-year-old male from Kanawha County.

 “As many of us have grown tired of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to stay vigilant in our prevention efforts,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sympathies are extended to this gentleman’s family.”

There were 256 people who recovered from the virus for a total of 12,699. The active cases fell by 71 to 4,256. The cumulative percent positive stayed the same at 2.77-percent. The daily percent positive dropped to 2.56-percent.

There were 186 new cases for a total of 17,325 from 609,111 tests. Several counties in our area saw an increase in positive cases. Here is the list of new cases in the southern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 6
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • Mercer: 4
  • Monroe: 2
  • Raleigh: 10
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 2

According to the County Alert System map there is now only three counties in the state which are Orange. They are Harrison, Upshur and Mingo. There are six counties in Gold. Nicholas county went from Gold to Yellow.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (118), Berkeley (1,161), Boone (263), Braxton (15), Brooke (125), Cabell (941), Calhoun (29), Clay (44), Doddridge (39), Fayette (670), Gilmer (50), Grant (165), Greenbrier (139), Hampshire (112), Hancock (160), Hardy (95), Harrison (486), Jackson (306), Jefferson (467), Kanawha (2,994), Lewis (43), Lincoln (193), Logan (679), Marion (312), Marshall (188), Mason (152), McDowell (96), Mercer (445), Mineral (180), Mingo (419), Monongalia (2,124), Monroe (157), Morgan (68), Nicholas (129), Ohio (396), Pendleton (54), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (60), Preston (165), Putnam (658), Raleigh (581), Randolph (284), Ritchie (16), Roane (61), Summers (61), Taylor (151), Tucker (42), Tyler (18), Upshur (150), Wayne (425), Webster (9), Wetzel (67), Wirt (15), Wood (396), Wyoming (132).

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 testedSuch is the case of Braxton and Tucker counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Boone, Cabell, Doddridge, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Marion, Summers, Taylor, and Upshur counties:

  • Boone County, October 8, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, October 8, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 8, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Doddridge County Park, 1252 Snowbird Road, West Union, WV
  • Jackson County, October 8, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, ElderCare Parking Lot, 107 Miller Drive, Ripley, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 8, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Schoenbaum Center, 1701 Fifth Avenue, Charleston, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Lincoln County, October 8, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Lincoln County Health Department, 8008 Court Avenue, Hamlin, WV
  • Marion County, October 8, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street, Fairmont, WV
  • Summers County, October 8, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Hinton Freight Depot, 506 Commercial Street, Hinton, WV
  • Taylor County, October 8, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Upshur County, October 8, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020: The latest information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) shows the death toll is now 369. There were five additional fatalities on Wednesday’s report including  a 67-year-old man from Wyoming County and an 81 year-old man from Fayette County. The other three deaths are a 56-year-old man and a 65-year-old man who were both from Kanawha County and a 72-year-old man from Harrison County.

 “It takes each of us doing our part to slow the spread of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sympathies are extended to the families of these West Virginians.”  

There were 201 people who recovered from the virus for at total of 12,443. With those who passed away, the number of active cases fell by 3 for 4,327. The cumulative percent positive is back up to 2.77-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.27-percent.

There were 203 new cases for a total for 17,139 from 602,802 tests. The number of cases reported in Mercer County fell by nine. This is attributed to people crossing county borders to be tested. Here is the list of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 2
  • Raleigh: 6

According to the County Alert System map there is now only one county in the state which is Orange. That is Upshur County. The infection rate there is 34.86 with a percent positive of 6.76. There are seven counties in Gold, including Nicholas.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (116), Berkeley (1,148), Boone (262), Braxton (16), Brooke (124), Cabell (930), Calhoun (28), Clay (43), Doddridge (36), Fayette (664), Gilmer (49), Grant (163), Greenbrier (138), Hampshire (112), Hancock (160), Hardy (95), Harrison (473), Jackson (298), Jefferson (463), Kanawha (2,965), Lewis (42), Lincoln (191), Logan (673), Marion (311), Marshall (186), Mason (151), McDowell (96), Mercer (441), Mineral (179), Mingo (414), Monongalia (2,119), Monroe (155), Morgan (67), Nicholas (129), Ohio (392), Pendleton (54), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (60), Preston (162), Putnam (647), Raleigh (571), Randolph (281), Ritchie (13), Roane (59), Summers (59), Taylor (150), Tucker (43), Tyler (17), Upshur (146), Wayne (425), Webster (9), Wetzel (65), Wirt (12), Wood (387), Wyoming (130).

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 Mercer and Wayne counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Berkeley, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, Mason, Monongalia, Putnam, Taylor, Wayne, and Wyoming counties:

  • Berkeley County, October 7, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Mountain Ridge Middle School, 2771 Gerrardstown Road, Gerrardstown, WV
  • Harrison County, October 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Robert C. Byrd High School, 1 Eagle Way, Clarksburg, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 7, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bible Center Church, 1 Bible Center Way, Charleston, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Logan County, October 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mason County, October 7, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, 2550 2nd Street, Mason, WV
  • Monongalia County, October 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Virginia University, Student Recreation Center, 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
  • Putnam County, October 7, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Poca Driving Range, 1 Dot Way, Poca, WV
  • Taylor County, October 7, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, October 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Ave, Wayne, WV 25570
  • Wyoming County, October 7, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Christian Fellowship Worship Center, 1877 Bear Hole Road, Pineville, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported the number of active cases stayed the same on Tuesday. There were 194 new cases identified, however the number of recoveries, 191, and the three deaths kept the active cases at 4,330.

The deaths include an 82-year-old man from Kanawha County, along with a 64-year-old woman, and a 72-year old man who were both from Cabell County. 

“We offer our deepest sympathy as our state grieves further loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The total cases in West Virginia is 16,936 from 599,040 tests. The number of recoveries is 12,242. Here is a look at the number of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 5
  • Greenbrier: 3
  • Mercer: 10
  • Monroe: 4
  • Raleigh: 4

The cumulative percent positive rose for the first time in days to 2.76-percent. The daily percent positive is 2.75-percent. On the County Alert System map there are four counties in Orange and six in Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (109), Berkeley (1,118), Boone (259), Braxton (13), Brooke (123), Cabell (914), Calhoun (28), Clay (37), Doddridge (35), Fayette (662), Gilmer (49), Grant (163), Greenbrier (138), Hampshire (112), Hancock (155), Hardy (95), Harrison (464), Jackson (295), Jefferson (451), Kanawha (2,930), Lewis (41), Lincoln (189), Logan (664), Marion (311), Marshall (186), Mason (149), McDowell (96), Mercer (449), Mineral (178), Mingo (410), Monongalia (2,115), Monroe (155), Morgan (65), Nicholas (125), Ohio (384), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (60), Preston (161), Putnam (641), Raleigh (567), Randolph (280), Ritchie (13), Roane (56), Summers (59), Taylor (147), Tucker (43), Tyler (17), Upshur (127), Wayne (426), Webster (9), Wetzel (64), Wirt (12), Wood (384), Wyoming (130).

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 testedSuch is the case of Hardy and Wetzel counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Barbour, Boone, Doddridge, Fayette, Kanawha, Marion, Putnam, Taylor, and Upshur counties:

  • Barbour County, October 6, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Barbour County Fair Grounds, 113 Fair Grounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Boone County, October 6, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 6, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Doddridge County Park, 1252 Snowbird Road, West Union, WV
  • Fayette County, October 6, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 6, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Perrow Presbyterian Church, 5345 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV, (flu shots offered)
  • Marion County, October 6, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street, Fairmont, WV
  • Putnam County, October 6, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Teays Valley Baptist Church, 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV
  • Taylor County, October 6, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Upshur County, October 6, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

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10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020: The percent of positive cases in West Virginia is steadily dropping. On Monday morning it was 2.74-percent. That is a drop from the peak at the end of September at 2.77-percent. The daily percent positive is 1.52-percent.

There were three people who passed away from the virus. Those are a 53-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman both from Kanawha County, and a 70-year-old woman from Putnam County. 

“We extend our sympathies as we mourn this loss to both the families and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 114 new cases reported by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for 16,742 since the pandemic began. That is from 596,040 tests. The number of active cases went up by 42 to 4,330. There were 69 recoveries for a total of 12,051. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 5
  • Greenbrier: 2
  • Mercer: 1
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Wyoming: 1

The County Alert System map shows Wyoming County in Yellow. There are seven counties in Gold and three in Orange.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (101), Berkeley (1,103), Boone (254), Braxton (13), Brooke (119), Cabell (905), Calhoun (27), Clay (37), Doddridge (32), Fayette (657), Gilmer (49), Grant (163), Greenbrier (135), Hampshire (111), Hancock (154), Hardy (96), Harrison (451), Jackson (291), Jefferson (451), Kanawha (2,910), Lewis (41), Lincoln (188), Logan (652), Marion (303), Marshall (186), Mason (148), McDowell (96), Mercer (439), Mineral (177), Mingo (399), Monongalia (2,108), Monroe (151), Morgan (65), Nicholas (125), Ohio (381), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (60), Preston (161), Putnam (630), Raleigh (563), Randolph (270), Ritchie (13), Roane (56), Summers (59), Taylor (145), Tucker (43), Tyler (17), Upshur (117), Wayne (421), Webster (8), Wetzel (66), Wirt (12), Wood (382), Wyoming (130).

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 testedSuch is the case of Ohio County in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Cabell, Taylor and Upshur counties:

  • Cabell County, October 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Taylor County, October 5, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Upshur County, October 5, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

And Tuesday in Barbour, Boone, Doddridge, Fayette, Marion, Putnam, and Taylor counties:

  • Barbour County, October 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Barbour County Fair Grounds, 113 Fair Grounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Boone County, October 6, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Doddridge County, October 6, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Doddridge County Park, 1252 Snowbird Road, West Union, WV
  • Fayette County, October 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Marion County, October 6, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street, Fairmont, WV
  • Putnam County, October 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Teays Valley Baptist Church, 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV
  • Taylor County, October 6, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020: The West Virginia DHHR confirmed the death of an 81-year-old woman from Kanawha County. This brings the total number of deaths to 358.

“Our deepest condolences are extended at this time of grief,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 160 new cases reported Sunday morning. This brings the state total to 16,628 cases with 4,288 active cases. There were a total of 589,583 tested. The cumulative percent positivity is 2.75-percent and the daily percent positivity is 1.97-percent.

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

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 2
  • Mercer: 2
  • Raleigh: 9

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (94), Berkeley (1,093), Boone (254), Braxton (13), Brooke (118), Cabell (894), Calhoun (27), Clay (37), Doddridge (32), Fayette (652), Gilmer (49), Grant (163), Greenbrier (133), Hampshire (111), Hancock (154), Hardy (96), Harrison (443), Jackson (291), Jefferson (451), Kanawha (2,874), Lewis (41), Lincoln (187), Logan (650), Marion (301), Marshall (185), Mason (147), McDowell (96), Mercer (438), Mineral (176), Mingo (398), Monongalia (2,099), Monroe (151), Morgan (62), Nicholas (124), Ohio (383), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (60), Preston (161), Putnam (627), Raleigh (559), Randolph (269), Ritchie (13), Roane (56), Summers (59), Taylor (143), Tucker (42), Tyler (17), Upshur (117), Wayne (420), Webster (8), Wetzel (66), Wirt (12), Wood (382), Wyoming (129).

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.

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available Monday in Cabell, Taylor and Upshur counties:

  • Cabell County, October 5, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Taylor County, October 5, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Upshur County, October 5, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Buckhannon-Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020: DHHR confirmed the deaths of an 86-year old woman from Fayette County and an 82-year old woman from Kanawha County. These deaths bring the total number to 357.

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

The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients is 11, 938. 139 more people recovered from Friday.

There were 161 new cases reported Saturday morning. This brings the state total to 16, 468 cases with 4, 173 active cases. There were a total of 582, 208 tested. The cumulative percent positivity is 2.76-percent and the daily percent positivity is 2.42-percent.

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

  • Greenbrier: 2
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 4
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Wyoming: 2

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (94), Berkeley (1,085), Boone (250), Braxton (13), Brooke (117), Cabell (885), Calhoun (27), Clay (37), Doddridge (32), Fayette (648), Gilmer (49), Grant (162), Greenbrier (132), Hampshire (110), Hancock (154), Hardy (94), Harrison (437), Jackson (288), Jefferson (445), Kanawha (2,842), Lewis (40), Lincoln (186), Logan (635), Marion (298), Marshall (184), Mason (147), McDowell (94), Mercer (436), Mineral (176), Mingo (398), Monongalia (2,079), Monroe (151), Morgan (61), Nicholas (122), Ohio (380), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (60), Preston (161), Putnam (620), Raleigh (550), Randolph (268), Ritchie (13), Roane (56), Summers (59), Taylor (141), Tucker (39), Tyler (17), Upshur (110), Wayne (419), Webster (8), Wetzel (65), Wirt (12), Wood (382), Wyoming (129).

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 testedSuch is the case of Fayette, Grant, and Taylor counties in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Jefferson and Marshall counties:

  • Jefferson County, October 3, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Ranson Civic Center Parking Lot, 432 W. 2nd Avenue, Ranson, WV
  • Marshall County, October 3, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020: West Virginia reached the testing goal set by state leaders. On Thursday there are 9,903 people tested in the Mountain State for at total of 576,026 since the pandemic began. This revealed 283 new cases. That total is now 16,307.

There was one person who passed away. An 89-year-old man from Marion County. The death toll is now 355.

 “We regret to report another death of a fellow West Virginian,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Each life lost is heartbreaking and we extend our sincere condolences.”

Active cases rose by 85 to 4,153. There were 197 people who recovered from the virus. That total is now 11,799. The cumulative percent positive remained steady at 2.77-percent. The daily percent positive was 2.80-percent. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties.

  • Fayette: 17
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 2
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Raleigh: 8
  • Summer: 3
  • Wyoming: 6

On the County Alert System map Wyoming County returned to Gold after being in Yellow on Thursday. Kanawha County is now in Gold as well.

CASES PER COUNTY :Barbour (91), Berkeley (1,064), Boone (246), Braxton (13), Brooke (117), Cabell (876), Calhoun (27), Clay (37), Doddridge (32), Fayette (651), Gilmer (48), Grant (163), Greenbrier (130), Hampshire (109), Hancock (151), Hardy (92), Harrison (423), Jackson (284), Jefferson (444), Kanawha (2,813), Lewis (40), Lincoln (182), Logan (632), Marion (297), Marshall (183), Mason (146), McDowell (91), Mercer (432), Mineral (175), Mingo (395), Monongalia (2,072), Monroe (151), Morgan (60), Nicholas (115), Ohio (378), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (60), Preston (161), Putnam (612), Raleigh (546), Randolph (265), Ritchie (13), Roane (55), Summers (59), Taylor (150), Tucker (39), Tyler (16), Upshur (97), Wayne (414), Webster (8), Wetzel (62), Wirt (12), Wood (380), Wyoming (127).

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.

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Barbour, Harrison, Kanawha, Jefferson, Marshall, Taylor and Upshur counties, and Saturday in Jefferson and Marshall counties:

  • Barbour County, October 2, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Barbour County Fair Grounds, 113 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Harrison County, October 2, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Robert C. Byrd High School, 1 Eagle Way, Clarksburg, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 2, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Riverside High School, 1 Warrior Way, Belle, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Jefferson County, October 2, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Ranson Civic Center Parking Lot, 432 W. 2nd Avenue, Ranson, WV
  • Marshall County, October 2, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV
  • Taylor County, October 2, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Upshur County, October 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Buckhannon Upshur High School, 270 B-U Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Jefferson County, October 3, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Ranson Civic Center Parking Lot, 432 W. 2nd Avenue, Ranson, WV
  • Marshall County, October 3, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020: The number of COVID-19 tests in West Virginia on Wednesday nearly reached the minimum goal sought by the state. There were 6,688 tests for a total of 567,801 since the pandemic began. The goal is to have at least 7,000 per day.

The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported four additional deaths from the virus for a total of 354. The deaths include a 70-year-old woman from Ohio County, a 79-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 61-year-old man from Kanawha County, and a 48-year-old woman from Marion County. 

“Every death reported is a reminder that each of us has a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We send our sincere sympathy to these families.”

The total cases in WV reached 16,204. That is an increase of 176. Active cases rose by 77 to 4,068. There were 95 people who recovered for a total of 11,602. The new cases identified in the southeastern WV counties are as follows:

  • Fayette: 4
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 3
  • Raleigh: 10
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 2

The cumulative percent positive is up to 2.77-percent. The daily percent positive is 2.76-percent. On the County Alert System map, Wyoming County went from Gold to Yellow and Fayette County is Green.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (83), Berkeley (1,049), Boone (240), Braxton (13), Brooke (114), Cabell (858), Calhoun (25), Clay (37), Doddridge (28), Fayette (634), Gilmer (48), Grant (162), Greenbrier (129), Hampshire (109), Hancock (150), Hardy (92), Harrison (402), Jackson (278), Jefferson (439), Kanawha (2,772), Lewis (38), Lincoln (179), Logan (627), Marion (292), Marshall (182), Mason (144), McDowell (90), Mercer (430), Mineral (174), Mingo (392), Monongalia (2,059), Monroe (151), Morgan (58), Nicholas (114), Ohio (375), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (59), Preston (158), Putnam (590), Raleigh (538), Randolph (259), Ritchie (13), Roane (55), Summers (56), Taylor (131), Tucker (37), Tyler (16), Upshur (91), Wayne (407), Webster (7), Wetzel (61), Wirt (12), Wood (375), Wyoming (121).

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.

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Marion, Taylor, and Wayne counties:

  • Boone County, October 1, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, October 1, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Kanawha County, October 1, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, South Charleston High School, 1 Eagle Way, South Charleston, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Kanawha County, October 1, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, George Washington High School, 1522 Tennis Club Road, Charleston, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Marion County, October 1, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Marion County Health Department, 300 Second Street, Fairmont, WV
  • Taylor County, October 1, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, October 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Tolsia High School, 1 Rebel Drive, Fort Gay, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


Another five deaths due to COVID-19 are reported by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Among those was a 56-year-old man from Fayette County. Other fatalities were two 68-year-old men from Kanawha County; a 95-year-old man from Boone County; and an 81-year-old woman from Putnam County, and . 

“As we recognize and honor the lives of these West Virginians, we also extend our sincere condolences to their families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases in West Virginia fell by 23 to 3,991. There were more recoveries than new cases on Wednesday’s report. The DHHR showed 174 people recovered for a total of 11,507. There were 156 new cases. That total is now 15,848. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 1
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • Mercer: 2
  • Raleigh: 2
  • Wyoming: 1

The cumulative percent positive increased slightly to 2.76-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.86-percent. According to the County Alert System map, Summers County is now Yellow. Fayette County is back to Yellow as well.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (81), Berkeley (1,025), Boone (232), Braxton (13), Brooke (114), Cabell (852), Calhoun (25), Clay (37), Doddridge (27), Fayette (630), Gilmer (48), Grant (161), Greenbrier (128), Hampshire (108), Hancock (150), Hardy (91), Harrison (392), Jackson (271), Jefferson (439), Kanawha (2,747), Lewis (38), Lincoln (172), Logan (622), Marion (285), Marshall (179), Mason (143), McDowell (87), Mercer (427), Mineral (174), Mingo (385), Monongalia (2,049), Monroe (151), Morgan (56), Nicholas (112), Ohio (375), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (59), Preston (157), Putnam (583), Raleigh (528), Randolph (259), Ritchie (13), Roane (53), Summers (55), Taylor (129), Tucker (35), Tyler (16), Upshur (87), Wayne (406), Webster (7), Wetzel (58), Wirt (12), Wood (375), Wyoming (119).

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 testedSuch is the case of Webster County in this report.

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

Free COVID-19 testing locations are available today in Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, Monongalia, Putnam, Taylor, and Wayne counties:

  • Fayette County, September 30, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Gateway Center, 2 Greyhound Lane, Smithers, WV
  • Kanawha County, September 30, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., George Washington High School, 1522 Tennis Club Road, Charleston, WV
  • Logan County, September 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Monongalia County, September 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Virginia University, Student Recreation Center, 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
  • Putnam County, September 30, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Old Buffalo High School, 81 High School Road, Buffalo, WV
  • Taylor County, September 30, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, September 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Ave, Wayne, WV 25570

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For upcoming testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

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