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(AP GRAPHICSBANK) Coronavirus West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 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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