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(AP GRAPHICSBANK) Coronavirus West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is reporting eight additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday morning. These include a 73-year-old man from Monroe County and a 79-year-old woman from Wyoming County. The other deaths are a 70-year-old man, an 81-year-old woman, and an 84-year-old woman all from Putnam County; a 70-year-old man from Logan County;  a 73-year old man from Berkeley County; and a 78-year-old woman from Taylor County.

We must remember that each of these West Virginians have families and friends who are left to grieve their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We join with them in sharing their grief.”

The number of tests in West Virginia went up by 5,025 to 557,869. That is still short of the minimum target goal from the state of 7,000. The tests revealed 180 new cases for a total of 15,692. The new cases in the southeastern counties are as follows:

  • Fayette: 7
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 7
  • Monroe: 2
  • Raleigh: 5

The number of active cases went up by 27 to 4,014 with 145 recoveries. The total number of recoveries is 11,333, The cumulative percent positive is 2.75-percent with a daily percent positive of 3.45-percent. The County Alert System map now shows Fayette County is Green.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (78), Berkeley (1,009), Boone (227), Braxton (13), Brooke (114), Cabell (843), Calhoun (25), Clay (36), Doddridge (26), Fayette (629), Gilmer (48), Grant (161), Greenbrier (127), Hampshire (108), Hancock (150), Hardy (91), Harrison (382), Jackson (270), Jefferson (436), Kanawha (2,704), Lewis (38), Lincoln (171), Logan (620), Marion (284), Marshall (179), Mason (143), McDowell (87), Mercer (425), Mineral (174), Mingo (377), Monongalia (2,035), Monroe (151), Morgan (55), Nicholas (105), Ohio (374), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (59), Preston (157), Putnam (576), Raleigh (526), Randolph (252), Ritchie (13), Roane (52), Summers (55), Taylor (127), Tucker (34), Tyler (16), Upshur (84), Wayne (403), Webster (8), Wetzel (56), Wirt (12), Wood (374), Wyoming (118).

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 Mineral 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 Barbour, Fayette, Kanawha, and Putnam counties, and Wednesday in Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, Monongalia, Putnam, and Wayne counties:

  • Barbour County, September 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Barbour County Fairgrounds, 115 Fairgrounds Way, Belington, WV
  • Fayette County, September 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Kanawha County, September 29, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., George Washington High School, 1522 Tennis Club Road, Charleston, WV
  • Putnam County, September 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Teays Valley Church of God, 185 Connection Point, Scott Depot, WV
  • 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
  • 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.


10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020: The steady rise in cumulative cases in West Virginia resumed on Monday after staying the same over the weekend. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) dashboard shows the percentage is 2.75. The Daily Percent Positive is 4.01-percent.

There are three more people who passed away from the virus. DHHR has confirmed they are a 70-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 76-year-old woman from Taylor County, and a 92-year-old male from Berkeley County. 

“Please join with me in sending our deepest condolences to these families as they grieve the passing of their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

On the County Alert System map, there are six counties in Gold, including Wyoming and Summers. Raleigh County went to Green. Only two counties remain Orange. Those are Kanawha and Barbour.

The number of new cases went up by 164 to 15,512 from 552,844 tests. There were 3,534 tests completed. That is half the minimum number the Governor’s staff is hoping for on a daily basis. Here is the breakdown of cases in the southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Mercer: 3
  • Raleigh: 1
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 3

The active cases in West Virginia rose by 133 to 3,987. There are 28 more people who recovered. That total is now 11,188.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (66), Berkeley (1002), Boone (220), Braxton (13), Brooke (113), Cabell (823), Calhoun (25), Clay (36), Doddridge (25), Fayette (622), Gilmer (45), Grant (161), Greenbrier (127), Hampshire (108), Hancock (149), Hardy (90), Harrison (369), Jackson (266), Jefferson (433), Kanawha (2,688), Lewis (38), Lincoln (169), Logan (620), Marion (274), Marshall (178), Mason (142), McDowell (84), Mercer (418), Mineral (175), Mingo (377), Monongalia (2,021), Monroe (149), Morgan (55), Nicholas (104), Ohio (373), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (59), Preston (157), Putnam (566), Raleigh (521), Randolph (252), Ritchie (13), Roane (51), Summers (55), Taylor (127), Tucker (29), Tyler (16), Upshur (81), Wayne (398), Webster (8), Wetzel (55), Wirt (12), Wood (366), Wyoming (118).

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 Gilmer and Hancock 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, Kanawha, Taylor, and Wayne counties and Tuesday in Fayette and Putnam counties:

  • Boone County, September 28, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, September 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cabell Huntington Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Kanawha County, September 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Elkview Baptist Church, 1150 Main Street, Elkview, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Taylor County, September 28, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt 119 S), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, September 28, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Spring Valley High School, 1 Timberwolfe Drive, Huntington, WV
  • Fayette County, September 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Putnam County, September 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Teays Valley Church of God, 185 Connection Point, Scott Depot, 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, Sept. 27, 2020: Two more deaths were reported in the Mountain State. The latest victims are a 70-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man from Kanawha County. The death toll now stands at 334.

“Each death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our sincere condolences are extended to these families.”

WVDHHR reports 190 new cases, bringing the state total to 15,348.

Active cases rose by 149. There are now 3,854 active cases. The cumulative positive rate remains at 2.74-percent and the daily percent positive rate went down to 2.40-percent.

Here is the breakdown of new cases in local counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 3
  • Raleigh: 10
  • Wyoming: 1

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (56), Berkeley (995), Boone (218), Braxton (13), Brooke (113), Cabell (804), Calhoun (25), Clay (35), Doddridge (25), Fayette (615), Gilmer (46), Grant (161), Greenbrier (127), Hampshire (107), Hancock (150), Hardy (90), Harrison (365), Jackson (264), Jefferson (431), Kanawha (2,651), Lewis (38), Lincoln (167), Logan (617), Marion (269), Marshall (173), Mason (142), McDowell (84), Mercer (415), Mineral (174), Mingo (376), Monongalia (1,999), Monroe (149), Morgan (55), Nicholas (102), Ohio (373), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (59), Preston (154), Putnam (559), Raleigh (520), Randolph (252), Ritchie (13), Roane (49), Summers (54), Taylor (126), Tucker (26), Tyler (16), Upshur (77), Wayne (395), Webster (8), Wetzel (55), Wirt (12), Wood (364), Wyoming (115).

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.

Free testing will also be available at the locations listed below:

  • Boone County, September 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Cabell County, September 28, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell Huntington Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Kanawha County, September 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Elkview Baptist Church, 1150 Main Street, Elkview, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Taylor County, September 28, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt 119 S), Grafton, WV
  • Wayne County, September 28, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Spring Valley High School, 1 Timberwolfe Drive, Huntington, WV

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

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. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020: The death toll from COVID-19 in West Virginia rose by five on Friday according to the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The total is now 330. Among the death was a 67-year-old woman from Mercer County. The other confirmed deaths are a 67-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman both from Kanawha County; a 94-year-old man from Harrison County; and a 58-year-old man from Doddridge County.

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

The number of new cases rose by 247 to 14,953 since the pandemic began. The number of tests is approaching the minimum of 7,000 the Governor and his staff are seeking. It was 6,360 for a total of 535,018. Raleigh County broke 500 cases. Here is a breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 16
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 2
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 2

Active cases in WV rose by 105 to 3,655 with 137 people who recovered for a total of 10,968. The cumulative percent positive is slowly rising and is now 2.79-percent. The daily percent positive is 3.53-percent. According to the DHHR dashboard, the County Alert System map will be updated at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. This corresponds with the Governor’s news briefing.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (53), Berkeley (976), Boone (218), Braxton (13), Brooke (111), Cabell (767), Calhoun (25), Clay (34), Doddridge (22), Fayette (599), Gilmer (43), Grant (158), Greenbrier (125), Hampshire (104), Hancock (148), Hardy (88), Harrison (349), Jackson (259), Jefferson (427), Kanawha (2,554), Lewis (38), Lincoln (164), Logan (606), Marion (265), Marshall (170), Mason (141), McDowell (81), Mercer (409), Mineral (172), Mingo (372), Monongalia (1,980), Monroe (147), Morgan (53), Nicholas (99), Ohio (367), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (59), Preston (152), Putnam (538), Raleigh (501), Randolph (240), Ritchie (12), Roane (49), Summers (49), Taylor (120), Tucker (20), Tyler (16), Upshur (64), Wayne (389), Webster (7), Wetzel (53), Wirt (12), Wood (356), Wyoming (110).

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 Cabell, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, Nicholas, Wayne, and Wyoming counties:

  • Cabell County, September 25, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cabell County EMS Station No. 7, 1597 US Route 60, Milton, WV
  • Fayette County, September 25, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., J.W. and Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Ruby Lane, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Kanawha County, September 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Shawnee Sports Complex, 1 Salango Way, Dunbar, WV
  • Logan County, September 25, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Nicholas County, September 25, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Nazarene Camp, 6461 Webster Road, Summersville, WV
  • Wayne County, September 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV
  • Wyoming County, September 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oceana Square (former Magic Mart), Highway 971, Oceana, 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, Sept. 24, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports six more people died due to COVID-19. Those include a 62-year-old woman, and a 72-year old man both from Fayette County. Other deaths confirmed by the DHHR are a 96-year-old woman from Mason County; an 86-year-old man and, a 69-year-old woman both from Kanawha County; and an 89-year old man from Pleasants County.

“Our deepest condolences are extended to these families for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We are thankful for our healthcare professionals and all those on the front line who continue to treat West Virginians battling COVID-19.”

There were 202 new cases identified in the Mountain State for a total of 14,706 since the pandemic began. On Wednesday there were 3,422 tests completed bringing that total to 528,658. The Governor is looking to have 7,000 tests done daily at a minimum. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 3
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • Mercer: 3
  • Raleigh: 10
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 5

The cumulative percent positive is back on the rise, up two hundredths of a percent to 2.78-percent. The daily percent positive is 4.11-percent. There was an increase in active cases by 86 to 3,550. The number of recoveries was 110 for a total of 10,831.

On the County Alert System map Greenbrier County returned to the Green range. Boone and Mingo counties went from Orange to Gold, and Jackson County went from Yellow to Gold.

CASES PER COUNTY :Barbour (52), Berkeley (968), Boone (206), Braxton (13), Brooke (111), Cabell (759), Calhoun (25), Clay (34), Doddridge (19), Fayette (583), Gilmer (39), Grant (156), Greenbrier (125), Hampshire (103), Hancock (145), Hardy (87), Harrison (346), Jackson (258), Jefferson (427), Kanawha (2,468), Lewis (38), Lincoln (157), Logan (599), Marion (261), Marshall (162), Mason (140), McDowell (80), Mercer (407), Mineral (171), Mingo (366), Monongalia (1,959), Monroe (147), Morgan (53), Nicholas (98), Ohio (362), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (151), Putnam (529), Raleigh (497), Randolph (240), Ritchie (11), Roane (49), Summers (47), Taylor (120), Tucker (17), Tyler (15), Upshur (64), Wayne (381), Webster (7), Wetzel (51), Wirt (12), Wood (356), Wyoming (108).

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 Clay, Marshall, and Mingo 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 Cabell, Marion, and Summers counties:

  • Cabell County, September 24, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Bloomingdale Baptist Church, 5241 State Route 10, Salt Rock, WV
  • Marion County, September 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1 Everest Drive, Fairmont, WV
  • Summers County, September 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hinton Freight Depot, 506 Commercial Street, Hinton, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. Upcoming testing events will be held this week in Cabell, Jackson, Nicholas, and Wyoming counties. For more testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


11:55 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) had some good news on Wednesday morning. The number of active cases in the Mountain State fell by 79 to 3,464. There are also no counties in Red on the County Alert System.

There were 120 new positive cases identified for a total of 14,504 since the pandemic began. That is from 523,236 tests. There were 197 people who recovered from the virus for a total of 10,721. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 3
  • Greenbrier: 4
  • Raleigh: 8

There were two deaths reported in West Virginia for a total of 319. Both of the victims are from Kanawha County. The DHHR has confirmed they are 91-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man. 

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

The cumulative percent positive grew slightly to 2.76-percent. The daily percent positive fell to 3.35-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (48), Berkeley (952), Boone (203), Braxton (13), Brooke (111), Cabell (741), Calhoun (25), Clay (36), Doddridge (18), Fayette (580), Gilmer (33), Grant (152), Greenbrier (124), Hampshire (103), Hancock (142), Hardy (82), Harrison (344), Jackson (252), Jefferson (425), Kanawha (2,415), Lewis (38), Lincoln (157), Logan (588), Marion (259), Marshall (163), Mason (138), McDowell (80), Mercer (404), Mineral (171), Mingo (367), Monongalia (1,948), Monroe (147), Morgan (53), Nicholas (96), Ohio (359), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (150), Putnam (522), Raleigh (487), Randolph (237), Ritchie (11), Roane (49), Summers (46), Taylor (120), Tucker (17), Tyler (15), Upshur (63), Wayne (367), Webster (7), Wetzel (50), Wirt (12), Wood (354), Wyoming (103).

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 Brooke and Hancock 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, Logan, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam and Wayne counties:

  • Boone County, September 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Whitesville Fire Department, 1190 Raleigh Street, Whitesville, WV
  • Logan County, September 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Old 84 Lumber Building, 100 Recovery Road, Peach Creek, WV
  • Mingo County, September 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Larry Joe Harless Center, 202 Larry Joe Harless Drive, Gilbert, WV
  • Monongalia County, September 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Virginia University, Student Recreation Center, 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
  • Putnam County, September 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Winfield High School, 3022 Winfield Road, Winfield, WV
  • Wayne County, September 23, 9:00 AM – 1 p.m., Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV

Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. Upcoming testing events will be held this week in Cabell, Jackson, Marion, Summers, and Wyoming counties. For more testing locations, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020: Five more people lost their battle to COVID-19 in West Virginia’s ongoing battle with the virus.

 The latest victims are an 89-year old Harrison County man, a 50-year old Fayette County woman, a 66-year old Mercer County man, an 82-year old Kanawha County woman, and a 72-year old Kanawha County man. This brings the death toll to 317.

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

There were 213 new cases identified, for a total of 14,384. The cumulative percent positive rose to 2.75-percent, as the daily percent positive is 4.78-percent.

However, active cases statewide are down two to 3,543. 207 more West Virginians also recovered from the virus, with 10,524 total recoveries to date.

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

  • Fayette: 8
  • Mercer: 3
  • Raleigh: 6
  • Summers: 4
  • Wyoming: 2

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (48), Berkeley (948), Boone (200), Braxton (10), Brooke (112), Cabell (737), Calhoun (24), Clay (35), Doddridge (18), Fayette (577), Gilmer (32), Grant (152), Greenbrier (120), Hampshire (102), Hancock (144), Hardy (82), Harrison (342), Jackson (252), Jefferson (422), Kanawha (2,377), Lewis (38), Lincoln (156), Logan (585), Marion (258), Marshall (160), Mason (138), McDowell (80), Mercer (404), Mineral (165), Mingo (366), Monongalia (1,936), Monroe (147), Morgan (53), Nicholas (92), Ohio (358), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (149), Putnam (521), Raleigh (479), Randolph (237), Ritchie (10), Roane (48), Summers (46), Taylor (119), Tucker (17), Tyler (15), Upshur (61), Wayne (361), Webster (7), Wetzel (50), Wirt (12), Wood (352), Wyoming (103).


10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2020: The trends in positive COVID-19 cases are falling in West Virginia. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced the Daily Percent Positive dropped to 2.03-percent on Monday. The cumulative percent positive is at 2.73-percent.

There were two people who passed away. They are both from Kanawha County. The DHHR confirmed the victims are an 80-year old woman and a 75-year old man. 

“We send our sympathy to these families and urge all West Virginians to continue to protect our residents,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

There were 117 new cases identified for a total of 14,171 from 519,175 tests. There were 5,208 additional tests down from Sunday to Monday. Medical experts in the Mountain State announced last week they are hoping to bring the daily tests to more than 7,000.

Active cases in West Virginia rose by 26 to 3,544. There were 90 people who recovered for a total of 10,317. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 5
  • Mercer: 2
  • Raleigh: 1
  • Summers: 1

The latest County Alert System map showed Summers County moved into the Gold range. Putnam and Mingo Counties are the only counties still in Red.

CASES PER COUNTY :Barbour (46), Berkeley (947), Boone (198), Braxton (10), Brooke (107), Cabell (724), Calhoun (24), Clay (34), Doddridge (18), Fayette (569), Gilmer (29), Grant (152), Greenbrier (120), Hampshire (100), Hancock (141), Hardy (82), Harrison (341), Jackson (247), Jefferson (419), Kanawha (2,317), Lewis (38), Lincoln (156), Logan (582), Marion (255), Marshall (159), Mason (136), McDowell (80), Mercer (401), Mineral (164), Mingo (356), Monongalia (1,902), Monroe (148), Morgan (52), Nicholas (88), Ohio (356), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (59), Preston (149), Putnam (509), Raleigh (473), Randolph (236), Ritchie (10), Roane (49), Summers (42), Taylor (116), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (356), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (10), Wood (348), Wyoming (101).

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 Clay 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 Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mingo and Ohio counties:

  • Boone County, September 21, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Kanawha County, September 21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Nitro High School, 1300 Park Avenue, Nitro, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Lincoln County, September 21, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Lincoln County Health Department, 8008 Court Avenue, Hamlin, WV
  • Mingo County, September 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Parking lot across from Giovanni’s Pizza, US 52, Kermit, WV
  • Ohio County, September 21, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, The Highlands (Power Center – lower parking lot), 565 Cabela Drive, Triadelphia, WV

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


10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020: The number of deaths reported in the Mountain State increased since the update on Saturday morning. The WVDHHR reported two new deaths across the state, bringing the total number of deaths to 310.

The latest victims are a 79-year-old male from Kanawha County and 81-year-old female from Putnam County.

“I ask all West Virginians to do their part to diminish the spread of this virus and prevent further loss of life,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Fayette County entered the orange category Sunday on the State’s County Alert System, but was in the red category on Friday.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR) reports 180 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State bringing the total to 14,054 from 509,154 tests. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 30
  • Mercer: 1
  • Monroe: 2
  • Raleigh: 1
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 5

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (44), Berkeley (944), Boone (197), Braxton (10), Brooke (107), Cabell (718), Calhoun (24), Clay (35), Doddridge (18), Fayette (564), Gilmer (27), Grant (152), Greenbrier (120), Hampshire (100), Hancock (141), Hardy (81), Harrison (339), Jackson (247), Jefferson (419), Kanawha (2,297), Lewis (38), Lincoln (155), Logan (572), Marion (254), Marshall (158), Mason (136), McDowell (80), Mercer (399), Mineral (164), Mingo (354), Monongalia (1,876), Monroe (148), Morgan (51), Nicholas (87), Ohio (351), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (59), Preston (149), Putnam (496), Raleigh (472), Randolph (234), Ritchie (10), Roane (49), Summers (41), Taylor (117), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (346), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (10), Wood (348), Wyoming (101).

Active cases rose by 107 to 3,518. The cumulative percent positive rate increased a little to 2.73-percent with the daily percent positive rate dropped to 2.73-percent.

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.

Additional sites will be open this week in Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Jackson, Kanawha, Marion, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne counties. Testing is available to everyone, including asymptomatic individuals. For testing locations, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020: The number of deaths reported in the Mountain State increased since the update on Friday morning. WVDHHR reports 11 new deaths across the state, bringing the total number of deaths to 308.

The latest victims are a 67-year-old man from Cabell County, 62-year-old, and 79-year-old woman from Raleigh County, an 81-year-old man, and a 93-year-old woman from Putnam County, an 66-year-old and 79-year-old man from Mercer County, and a 48-year-old man from Hardy County. Kanawha County saw the highest number of deaths in todays report. They saw three new deaths. Their latest victims are a71-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man, and a 72-year-old man.

“We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the family and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our deepest condolences are extended at this time of grief.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR) reports 191 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State bringing the total to 13,874 from 509,154 tests. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern West Virginia counties:

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

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (44), Berkeley (938), Boone (192), Braxton (10), Brooke (106), Cabell (712), Calhoun (23), Clay (34), Doddridge (18), Fayette (534), Gilmer (21), Grant (150), Greenbrier (120), Hampshire (100), Hancock (141), Hardy (80), Harrison (336), Jackson (238), Jefferson (418), Kanawha (2,258), Lewis (38), Lincoln (152), Logan (565), Marion (253), Marshall (154), Mason (134), McDowell (80), Mercer (398), Mineral (163), Mingo (353), Monongalia (1,867), Monroe (146), Morgan (50), Nicholas (82), Ohio (349), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (149), Putnam (484), Raleigh (471), Randolph (234), Ritchie (10), Roane (47), Summers (40), Taylor (117), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (339), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (10), Wood (347), Wyoming (96).

Active cases rose by 36 to 3,411. The cumulative percent positive rate remains at 2.72-percent with the daily percent positive rate decreasing to 3.13-percent.

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. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020: There are now four counties in West Virginia which are in Red on the County Alert System map. Fayette, Putnam and Mingo Counties joined Kanawha County.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR) reports 253 new cases of COVID-19 in the Mountain State bringing the total to 13,683 from 502,803 tests. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 23
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 6
  • Mercer: 2
  • Monroe: 3
  • Raleigh: 21
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 6

Active cases rose by 43 to 3,375 with 207 additional recoveries. The total number of people who have recovered is now 10,011. The cumulative percent positive rose to 2.72-percent with a daily percent positive of 4.85-percent.

Another three people have passes away from the virus. The death toll is now 297. DHHR has confirmed the deaths were an 83-year old man from Mingo County, an 87-year old womanfrom Mason County, and a 62-year old man from Logan 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.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (42), Berkeley (929), Boone (191), Braxton (10), Brooke (106), Cabell (707), Calhoun (23), Clay (33), Doddridge (17), Fayette (524), Gilmer (20), Grant (150), Greenbrier (119), Hampshire (100), Hancock (140), Hardy (78), Harrison (332), Jackson (244), Jefferson (413), Kanawha (2,194), Lewis (38), Lincoln (153), Logan (559), Marion (252), Marshall (150), Mason (130), McDowell (86), Mercer (394), Mineral (161), Mingo (346), Monongalia (1,836), Monroe (146), Morgan (49), Nicholas (79), Ohio (349), Pendleton (51), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (147), Putnam (471), Raleigh (470), Randolph (233), Ritchie (10), Roane (43), Summers (34), Taylor (117), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (336), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (10), Wood (346), Wyoming (94).

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, Sept. 17, 2020: Four more West Virginians lost their battle to the coronavirus in the DHHR’s newest report Thursday morning.

The latest fatalities are a 69-year old Berkeley County man, a 75-year old Berkeley County man, a 91-year old Jackson County woman, and an 80-year old Roane County man. West Virginia’s death toll is now at 294.

“We send our sympathy to these families and urge all West Virginians to continue to protect each other by wearing a mask, washing hands, and staying socially distant,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

West Virginia saw 234 new positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 13,430. The cumulative percent positive rose to 2.70 percent, with the daily rate of 4.93-percent. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 9
  • Greenbrier: 2
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 8
  • Pocahontas: 1
  • Summers: 1
  • Wyoming: 5

Active cases also rose by 96 to 3,332. However, 134 more West Virginians recovered, marking that tally to 9,804.

For the first time since the county alert system debuted, Monongalia County is out of the red, improving to orange. Kanawha County remains the only county statewide in the red. Locally, Greenbrier and McDowell counties both improved their status to green. However, Wyoming County went from yellow to gold.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (42), Berkeley (922), Boone (190), Braxton (10), Brooke (106), Cabell (690), Calhoun (23), Clay (33), Doddridge (17), Fayette (501), Gilmer (19), Grant (150), Greenbrier (118), Hampshire (99), Hancock (139), Hardy (76), Harrison (326), Jackson (239), Jefferson (413), Kanawha (2,154), Lewis (38), Lincoln (148), Logan (558), Marion (250), Marshall (148), Mason (130), McDowell (80), Mercer (392), Mineral (157), Mingo (332), Monongalia (1,791), Monroe (143), Morgan (48), Nicholas (77), Ohio (343), Pendleton (51), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (59), Preston (145), Putnam (460), Raleigh (449), Randolph (233), Ritchie (10), Roane (43), Summers (32), Taylor (115), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (328), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (9), Wood (345), Wyoming (88).

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. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020: There were 10 more people who passed away from COVID-19 in West Virginia. This brings the death toll to 290. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed the deaths of an 80-year old woman from Wood County; a 79-year old woman from Boone County; a 96-year old woman, a 70-year old woman, an 83-year old man, and a 94-year old man all from Kanawha County; a 73-year old woman and an 88-year old woman each from Mason County; an 89-year old female from Mingo County; and an 84-year old female from Logan County. 

“Today’s reporting of ten West Virginians is a painful reminder of the continuing threat of COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our sympathy to the families impacted by these deaths.”

The DHHR corrected a reporting about a death of a 66-year-old woman in Mercer County on Tuesday. They said the death was actually in Raleigh County.

The number of new cases in West Virginia rose by 220 to 13,196 from 493,568 tests. The active cases rose by 76 to 3,236. There were 134 people who recovered. That total is now 9,670. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 11
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • Raleigh: 6
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 1

The cumulative percent positive rose another two hundredths of a percent to 2.67-percent. The daily percent positive is 5.61-percent. The County Alert System has some changes. Fayette County when from Gold to Orange, Pocahontas County dropped to the Gold range. Kanawha County is now Red.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (39), Berkeley (911), Boone (185), Braxton (10), Brooke (105), Cabell (677), Calhoun (22), Clay (32), Doddridge (17), Fayette (492), Gilmer (19), Grant (150), Greenbrier (116), Hampshire (97), Hancock (139), Hardy (75), Harrison (324), Jackson (235), Jefferson (410), Kanawha (2,083), Lewis (38), Lincoln (145), Logan (555), Marion (246), Marshall (145), Mason (129), McDowell (79), Mercer (384), Mineral (154), Mingo (324), Monongalia (1,768), Monroe (144), Morgan (45), Nicholas (75), Ohio (340), Pendleton (48), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (58), Preston (143), Putnam (441), Raleigh (449), Randolph (231), Ritchie (10), Roane (42), Summers (31), Taylor (115), Tucker (16), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (325), Webster (7), Wetzel (47), Wirt (9), Wood (342), Wyoming (83).

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, Sept. 15, 2020: A Mercer County woman is among the most recent West Virginians who passed away from COVID-19. The death toll rose by five to 280 on Tuesday according to the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of an 87-year old man from Logan County, a 93-year old woman from Mason County, a 66-year old woman from Mercer County, and two deaths in Kanawha County, an 88-year-old woman and a 91-year old woman.  

“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 cumulative percent positive is back on the rise reaching 2.65-percent. The daily percent positive is 4.15-percent. Total cases rose by 156 to 12,976.

Active cases fell by 24 for 3,160 as 175 people recovered for a total of 9,536. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 6
  • Mercer: 4
  • Raleigh: 20
  • Wyoming: 2

On the County Alert System, Monroe County is now in the Yellow range. However, Cabell County is now Orange. Only 17 West Virginia counties remain Green on Tuesday morning. The Gov. plans to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. to discuss possible changes to the color coding.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (37), Berkeley (890), Boone (182), Braxton (10), Brooke (105), Cabell (665), Calhoun (22), Clay (30), Doddridge (17), Fayette (481), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (115), Hampshire (96), Hancock (136), Hardy (75), Harrison (322), Jackson (231), Jefferson (409), Kanawha (2,035), Lewis (38), Lincoln (144), Logan (549), Marion (246), Marshall (143), Mason (128), McDowell (79), Mercer (384), Mineral (153), Mingo (304), Monongalia (1,745), Monroe (144), Morgan (46), Nicholas (72), Ohio (334), Pendleton (47), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (58), Preston (143), Putnam (416), Raleigh (443), Randolph (230), Ritchie (10), Roane (42), Summers (28), Taylor (115), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (59), Wayne (323), Webster (7), Wetzel (47), Wirt (9), Wood (339), Wyoming (82)

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, Harrison, and McDowell counties in this report. 

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


10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020: The West Virginia County Alert System now shows 11 counties in the Mountain State are in the Orange range. That suspends in-person class in those counties according to Gov. Jim Justice. Those counties include Fayette, Monroe, Pocahontas, Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Logan, Mingo, Calhoun and Ohio. Monongalia County is still red.

The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has confirmed the deaths of nine people bringing the death toll to 275. Those who passed away include a 91-year old woman from Cabell County; an 84-year old woman, an 83-year old woman, a 75-year old woman, and a 71-year old woman all from Kanawha County; a 66-year old man, an 86-year old man, and a 76-year old man all from Harrison County; and a 78-year old male from Grant County.

“As we honor the lives of these West Virginians, we must continue to do our part to slow the growth of this virus by being thoughtful, responsible and safe,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our thoughts go out to all who are grieving during this time.”

There are 121 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia for a total of 12,820 from 487,714 tests. Active cases are up 41 to 3,184. There were 71 additional recoveries bringing that number to 9,361. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeastern WV counties.

  • Fayette: 5
  • Mercer: 1
  • Pocahontas: 2
  • Raleigh: 8

The cumulative percent positive stayed steady on Monday morning at 2.63-percent. The daily percent positive was down to 2.69-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (37), Berkeley (884), Boone (176), Braxton (9), Brooke (105), Cabell (658), Calhoun (22), Clay (29), Doddridge (17), Fayette (475), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (117), Hampshire (95), Hancock (135), Hardy (75), Harrison (324), Jackson (229), Jefferson (401), Kanawha (2,019), Lewis (37), Lincoln (144), Logan (547), Marion (244), Marshall (140), Mason (125), McDowell (80), Mercer (380), Mineral (149), Mingo (301), Monongalia (1,715), Monroe (144), Morgan (45), Nicholas (69), Ohio (332), Pendleton (46), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (58), Preston (142), Putnam (403), Raleigh (423), Randolph (230), Ritchie (11), Roane (41), Summers (28), Taylor (114), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (59), Wayne (320), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (9), Wood (333), Wyoming (80).

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, Hancock, Jefferson, and Tucker counties.

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


10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020: The number of deaths across the Mountain State continues to rise on Sunday morning. The number is now at 266. The latest victim is an 81-year old woman from Logan County. 

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

There are now 12, 699 total cases of the virus in WV, an increase of 178 from Saturday. Of those, 3,143 are active cases, an increase of 112 from Saturday. The cumulative percent positive is up to 2.63-percent with a daily percent positive of 3.20-percent. Here is a list of the new cases identified in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 20
  • Greenbrier: 3
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 6
  • Monroe: 1
  • Raleigh: 3
  • Wyoming: 4

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (36), Berkeley (872), Boone (176), Braxton (9), Brooke (104), Cabell (654), Calhoun (22), Clay (30), Doddridge (17), Fayette (470), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (117), Hampshire (95), Hancock (137), Hardy (75), Harrison (320), Jackson (228), Jefferson (403), Kanawha (1,985), Lewis (37), Lincoln (139), Logan (544), Marion (243), Marshall (139), Mason (124), McDowell (80), Mercer (379), Mineral (149), Mingo (301), Monongalia (1,691), Monroe (144), Morgan (44), Nicholas (66), Ohio (328), Pendleton (46), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (56), Preston (142), Putnam (399), Raleigh (415), Randolph (230), Ritchie (9), Roane (41), Summers (28), Taylor (113), Tucker (16), Tyler (15), Upshur (58), Wayne (317), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (9), Wood (333), Wyoming (80).

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, Sept. 12, 2020: The number of deaths across the Mountain State continues to rise on Saturday morning. The number is now at 265. The latest victims are an 90-year-old woman from Jackson County, and an 74-year-old from man from Marion County.

“Please join with me in sending our deepest condolences to these families as they grieve the passing of their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Every life lost to this pandemic is a tragedy and can be minimized if we all practice safe measures including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.”

There are now 12,521 total cases of the virus in WV. Of those, 3,031 are active cases. The cumulative percent positive is up to 2.62-percent with a daily percent positive of 4.59-percent. Here is a list of the new cases identified in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 11
  • McDowell: 3
  • Mercer: 16
  • Monroe: 1
  • Raleigh: 9
  • Summers: 3
  • Wyoming: 3

The County Alert System showed a number of changes. Summers, Tucker, Hancock, Brooke and Lincoln Counties all moved to the Yellow range. Boone County is now in the Orange range. Nicholas County moved to the Green range.

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (35), Berkeley (866), Boone (176), Braxton (9), Brooke (104), Cabell (647), Calhoun (22), Clay (30), Doddridge (17), Fayette (450), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (114), Hampshire (95), Hancock (137), Hardy (75), Harrison (318), Jackson (226), Jefferson (401), Kanawha (1,934), Lewis (37), Lincoln (137), Logan (537), Marion (240), Marshall (138), Mason (124), McDowell (79), Mercer (373), Mineral (149), Mingo (297), Monongalia (1,661), Monroe (143), Morgan (44), Nicholas (64), Ohio (325), Pendleton (46), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (56), Preston (142), Putnam (393), Raleigh (412), Randolph (230), Ritchie (9), Roane (39), Summers (28), Taylor (113), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (58), Wayne (313), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (8), Wood (330), Wyoming (76).

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 Mason, Monroe, Pendleton, and Wyoming counties in this report.

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


CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020: The number of active cases in West Virginia dropped by seven on Friday morning. The number is now at 2,849. There were 158 recoveries for a total of 9,062.

Another six people passed away from the virus including one from Raleigh County and one from Fayette County. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has confirmed the deaths of an 86-year old female from Logan County, a 90-year old man and a 79-year old man both from Kanawha County, a 93-year old male from Raleigh County, a 77-year old male from Putnam County, and a 59-year old male from Fayette County.

“As we honor the lives of these West Virginians, we also remember those Americans who perished on this solemn anniversary nineteen years ago,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The cumulative total cases rose by 157 to 12,174 from 471,517 tests. The cumulative percent positive is up to 2.58-percent with a daily percent positive of 4.18-percent. Here is a list of the new cases identified in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 7
  • Greenbrier: 1
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 1
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Summers: 3

The County Alert System showed a number of changes. Summers, Tucker, Hancock, Brooke and Lincoln Counties all move to the Yellow range. Boone County is now in the Orange range. Good news for Nicholas County which moved to the Green range.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (856), Boone (170), Braxton (9), Brooke (104), Cabell (620), Calhoun (21), Clay (30), Doddridge (15), Fayette (439), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (114), Hampshire (93), Hancock (136), Hardy (75), Harrison (312), Jackson (224), Jefferson (398), Kanawha (1,839), Lewis (37), Lincoln (130), Logan (536), Marion (235), Marshall (139), Mason (126), McDowell (76), Mercer (357), Mineral (148), Mingo (291), Monongalia (1,581), Monroe (142), Morgan (43), Nicholas (62), Ohio (313), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (55), Preston (143), Putnam (371), Raleigh (403), Randolph (229), Ritchie (9), Roane (38), Summers (25), Taylor (112), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (57), Wayne (307), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (8), Wood (329), Wyoming (73).

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 Mason, Monroe, Pendleton, and Wyoming counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020: An additional 209 COVID-19 cases in West Virginia brings the total to 12,017. That is from 467,526 tests according to the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) dashboard. Here is the breakdown in the southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 11
  • Greenbrier: 5
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 5
  • Monroe: 8
  • Raleigh: 2
  • Wyoming: 2

There are three new deaths in the Mountain State. The DHHR confirmed they are an 80-year old man, a 90-year old woman, and an 88-year old man from Kanawha County.

“We take the reporting of these tragic deaths very seriously and extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Active cases in the state rose by 50 to 2,856. There were 156 recoveries bringing that total to 8,904. The cumulative percent positive rose by two hundredths of a percent to 2.57-percent. The daily percent positive was at 5.18-percent.

There are some changes in the status of several counties on the alert system. Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties are now in the Yellow range. Calhoun County is now Orange.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (851), Boone (169), Braxton (9), Brooke (103), Cabell (610), Calhoun (21), Clay (30), Doddridge (14), Fayette (432), Gilmer (19), Grant (145), Greenbrier (113), Hampshire (93), Hancock (128), Hardy (75), Harrison (308), Jackson (219), Jefferson (397), Kanawha (1,809), Lewis (36), Lincoln (127), Logan (536), Marion (234), Marshall (138), Mason (131), McDowell (75), Mercer (355), Mineral (148), Mingo (287), Monongalia (1,547), Monroe (146), Morgan (43), Nicholas (60), Ohio (302), Pendleton (46), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (55), Preston (142), Putnam (362), Raleigh (399), Randolph (228), Ritchie (9), Roane (37), Summers (22), Taylor (112), Tucker (13), Tyler (15), Upshur (51), Wayne (304), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (327), Wyoming (75).

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 Brooke, Gilmer, and Mingo counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020: The daily percent of positive cases in West Virginia is still trending high at 7.78-percent. This is the highest it has been since April 18 when it was at 10.94-percent. This brings the cumulative percent positive to 2.55-percent.

There are four new deaths reported, bringing the total to 254. Among those is an 87-year old woman from Monroe County. The others are a 59-year old woman, a 69-year old woman who are both from Harrison County, and a 62-year old woman from Jackson County.

“As families mourn the loss of their loved ones, we remind all West Virginians to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The number of new cases rose by 147 to 11,808 from 463,686 tests. The active cases rose by 22 to 2,806, while there were 122 recoveries. That total is now 8,748. Here is the breakdown of new cases in West Virginia’s southeastern counties:

  • Fayette: 1
  • Greenbrier: 2
  • Pocahontas: 10
  • Raleigh: 4
  • Summers: 1

The new numbers put Pocahontas County in the Orange range on the County Alert System. McDowell County is now in the Green Range.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (840), Boone (162), Braxton (9), Brooke (105), Cabell (601), Calhoun (20), Clay (30), Doddridge (13), Fayette (421), Gilmer (20), Grant (144), Greenbrier (108), Hampshire (93), Hancock (128), Hardy (75), Harrison (306), Jackson (219), Jefferson (396), Kanawha (1,753), Lewis (36), Lincoln (126), Logan (529), Marion (233), Marshall (136), Mason (122), McDowell (74), Mercer (350), Mineral (148), Mingo (289), Monongalia (1,504), Monroe (138), Morgan (41), Nicholas (58), Ohio (301), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (55), Preston (142), Putnam (353), Raleigh (397), Randolph (228), Ritchie (6), Roane (37), Summers (22), Taylor (110), Tucker (13), Tyler (15), Upshur (50), Wayne (300), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (324), Wyoming (73).

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, Hardy, and Mason counties in this report.

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


10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020: There were fewer positive cases identified in West Virginia’s southeastern counties on Tuesday. A total of 86 new cases across the state brought the total number to 11,661. That is from 462,547 tests. There were two new cases in Raleigh County.

The death toll DHHR is now 250. The most recent fatalities are a 78-year old woman from Putnam County, a 63-year old woman and an 85-year old woman from Kanawha 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 rose by 42 to 2,784 with a cumulative percent positive of 2.52-percent. The daily percent positive is 6.02-percent. There were 45 recoveries bringing that total to 8,626. The County Alert System now shows Wyoming County is in Green.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (837), Boone (157), Braxton (9), Brooke (102), Cabell (595), Calhoun (19), Clay (29), Doddridge (13), Fayette (420), Gilmer (20), Grant (144), Greenbrier (106), Hampshire (93), Hancock (132), Hardy (76), Harrison (304), Jackson (219), Jefferson (394), Kanawha (1,737), Lewis (36), Lincoln (126), Logan (522), Marion (232), Marshall (134), Mason (123), McDowell (74), Mercer (350), Mineral (147), Mingo (282), Monongalia (1,433), Monroe (138), Morgan (41), Nicholas (58), Ohio (297), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (45), Preston (142), Putnam (352), Raleigh (393), Randolph (228), Ritchie (6), Roane (37), Summers (21), Taylor (110), Tucker (12), Tyler (15), Upshur (50), Wayne (300), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (324), Wyoming (72).

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 Fayette County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2020: The latest report from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) shows the cumulative percent positive is still on the rise. It is now up to 2.51-percent. Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) said if the state rises about 3-percent that will begin the process of closing things down again. The daily percent positive is 3.79-percent.

There are one death reported on Monday morning. DHHR has confirmed an 86-year old female from Kanawha County passed away from the virus..

“On this Labor Day, we must remember those West Virginians who have lost their lives,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We offer our deepest sympathies to all affected by COVID-19.”

The number of positive cases rose 163 to 11,575 from 461,558 tests. Active cases are up 137 to 2,747 with 25 people who recovered. The total number of recoveries is 8,581. Here is a look at the number of new cases in the southeastern WV counties:

  • Fayette: 9
  • Mercer: 1
  • Monroe: 2
  • Raleigh: 1
  • Wyoming: 1

The county alert system map was updated. It now shows Mercer County in Yellow. Mercer County is one of nine in WV which will begin school on a fully virtual schedule. If the county can remain in Yellow until Saturday, Sept. 12 they will be allowed to have in-person school resume.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (831), Boone (157), Braxton (9), Brooke (102), Cabell (589), Calhoun (18), Clay (29), Doddridge (13), Fayette (421), Gilmer (20), Grant (144), Greenbrier (106), Hampshire (93), Hancock (128), Hardy (76), Harrison (301), Jackson (217), Jefferson (389), Kanawha (1,731), Lewis (36), Lincoln (126), Logan (519), Marion (230), Marshall (134), Mason (120), McDowell (74), Mercer (350), Mineral (147), Mingo (280), Monongalia (1,401), Monroe (138), Morgan (41), Nicholas (57), Ohio (297), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (45), Preston (141), Putnam (350), Raleigh (391), Randolph (228), Ritchie (6), Roane (37), Summers (21), Taylor (110), Tucker (12), Tyler (15), Upshur (46), Wayne (298), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (324), Wyoming (72).

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 Logan County in this report.

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


10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced three more deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday morning.

They reported the deaths of an 81-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Logan County, and a 68-year old male from Monroe County.

“As many West Virginians are growing tired of the thought of COVID-19, we must, more than ever, stay vigilant in our efforts to prevent further spread and realize that the virus is among us,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our sympathies to these families for their profound loss.”

The DHHR reported 11,412 total cases, up 129 from Saturday’s report. Of those cases, 2, 620 are active. The cumulative percent positive is 2.49-percent with a daily percent positive of 2.37-percent. Recovered cases now stands at 8,556.

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

  • Fayette: 14
  • Mercer: 5
  • Monroe: 3
  • Raleigh: 1

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (35), Berkeley (825), Boone (154), Braxton (9), Brooke (102), Cabell (580), Calhoun (17), Clay (29), Doddridge (11), Fayette (412), Gilmer (20), Grant (144), Greenbrier (106), Hampshire (93), Hancock (125), Hardy (75), Harrison (297), Jackson (211), Jefferson (388), Kanawha (1,686), Lewis (36), Lincoln (126), Logan (520), Marion (227), Marshall (133), Mason (119), McDowell (74), Mercer (349), Mineral (146), Mingo (276), Monongalia (1,371), Monroe (136), Morgan (40), Nicholas (57), Ohio (296), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (45), Preston (141), Putnam (340), Raleigh (390), Randolph (228), Ritchie (6), Roane (36), Summers (21), Taylor (110), Tucker (12), Tyler (15), Upshur (45), Wayne (285), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (322), Wyoming (71).


10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced the total positive cases are now at 11,283. That is up 252 from Friday. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the Southeastern West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 21
  • McDowell: 1
  • Mercer: 13
  • Monroe: 6
  • Raleigh: 3
  • Wyoming: 1

The death toll remains at 243. The number of active cases in the Mountain State rose by 186 to 2,530 There were 66 people who recovered for a total of 8,516. The cumulative percent positive is 2.49-percent with a daily percent positive of 5.44-percent.

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (34), Berkeley (822), Boone (152), Braxton (9), Brooke (99), Cabell (577), Calhoun (15), Clay (29), Doddridge (11), Fayette (398), Gilmer (20), Grant (143), Greenbrier (106), Hampshire (92), Hancock (125), Hardy (75), Harrison (296), Jackson (210), Jefferson (386), Kanawha (1,650), Lewis (36), Lincoln (125), Logan (516), Marion (228), Marshall (133), Mason (119), McDowell (74), Mercer (344), Mineral (146), Mingo (272), Monongalia (1,342), Monroe (133), Morgan (40), Nicholas (57), Ohio (294), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (45), Preston (141), Putnam (338), Raleigh (389), Randolph (227), Ritchie (6), Roane (36), Summers (21), Taylor (109), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (46), Wayne (285), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (321), Wyoming (71).

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) — 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2020: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced the total positive cases are now at 11,037. That is up 192 from Thursday. Here is the breakdown of new cases in the southeaster West Virginia counties:

  • Fayette: 8
  • Mercer: 8
  • Raleigh: 9
  • Summers: 2
  • Wyoming: 2

Another six people have passed away from the virus bringing the death toll to 243. Those include an 88-year old woman and an 84-year old man from Logan County, a 76-year old man, a 73-year old woman, and an 81-year old man all from Kanawha County, and a 97-year old woman from Mingo County.

“We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the families and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our deepest condolences are extended at this time of grief.”

The number of active cases in the Mountain State rose by 78 to 2,344. There were 108 people who recovered for a total of 8,450. The cumulative percent positive is 2.46-percent with a daily percent positive of 4.96-percent. The County Alert System was not updated on Friday morning. The next scheduled update is 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (34), Berkeley (819), Boone (151), Braxton (9), Brooke (98), Cabell (564), Calhoun (12), Clay (27), Doddridge (9), Fayette (377), Gilmer (20), Grant (143), Greenbrier (106), Hampshire (92), Hancock (126), Hardy (75), Harrison (287), Jackson (208), Jefferson (378), Kanawha (1,582), Lewis (36), Lincoln (124), Logan (511), Marion (224), Marshall (133), Mason (120), McDowell (73), Mercer (331), Mineral (146), Mingo (266), Monongalia (1,294), Monroe (127), Morgan (40), Nicholas (56), Ohio (292), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (43), Preston (140), Putnam (323), Raleigh (386), Randolph (227), Ritchie (6), Roane (34), Summers (21), Taylor (108), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (45), Wayne (280), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (318), Wyoming (70).

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 note that beginning today, the County Alert System map on the COVID-19 dashboard will not be updated until Saturday, September 5, at 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Education’s School Re-entry and Nursing Home Visitation maps.

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

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