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UPDATE: West Virginia reports 11 more COVID-19 deaths, surpassing 300 total

Published: Sep. 1, 2020 at 12:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 11:00 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 9/18/20 12:45 P.M.

11 more deaths raised the COVID-19 death toll to 308 in West Virginia on Saturday.

The latest victims are a 67-year old man from Cabell County, a 62-year old woman from Raleigh County, a 79-year-old man from Raleigh County, an 81-year-old man from Putnam County, a 93-year old woman from Putnam County, a 71-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 78-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 72-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 66-year-old man from Mercer County, a 79-year-old man from Mercer County, and a 48-year-old man from Hardy County.

“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.”

In addition to the latest deaths, state officials reported 191 new cases. That brings the total in West Virginia to 13,874. Of those, 3,411 are considered active.

As of Saturday, more than half a million confirmatory tests have been administered in the Mountain State with a cumulative positive test rate of 2.72 percent.

UPDATE: 9/18/20 11P.M.

Three more deaths reported on Friday raised the COVID-19 death toll in West Virginia to 297.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the deaths of a 62-year-old Logan County man, an 87-year-old Mason County woman and an 83-year-old Mingo County man.

“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,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 62 and 809, respectively.

Other counties with double-digit deaths include: Logan, 39, Mercer, 24; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 13, Fayette, 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR also reported 502,803 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,683 total cases. The total includes 253 new cases since Thursday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 3,375 active cases on Friday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 613; Cabell, 250; Mercer, 233; Fayette, 168; Berkeley, 159; and Putnam, 146.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.72 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.85 percent.

In Wood County, which moved from yellow to green on the county alert system, the DHHR website showed 346 cases – 58 active, six deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics and daily alert levels for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson (gold): 244 cases - 26 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 16 cases – three active, two deaths

- Ritchie (green): 10 cases - five active

- Wirt (green): 10 cases - two active

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population.

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/17/20 10:35 A.M.

A 91-year-old Jackson County woman and an 80-year-old Roane County man are among four people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 by West Virginia health officials on Thursday.

Their deaths, along with the deaths of two Berkeley County men, ages, 69 and 75, raise the state’s death toll from the virus to 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,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 62 and 790, respectively.

Other counties with double-digit deaths include: Logan, 38, Mercer, 24; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 13, Fayette, 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR also reported 497,962 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,430 total cases. The total includes 220 new cases since Wednesday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 3,332 active cases on Thursday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 580; Cabell, 253; Mercer, 243; Fayette, 173; Berkeley, 164; Putnam, 142; and Mingo, 105.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.70 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.93 percent.

In Wood County, which moved from green to yellow on the county alert system, the DHHR website showed 345 cases – 58 active, six deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics and daily alert levels for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson (gold): 239 cases - 21 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie (green): 10 cases - six active

- Wirt (green): nine cases - one active

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population.

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

9/16/20 10:55 A.M.

An elderly 80-year-old woman has been identified as the sixth Wood County resident whose death has been linked to COVID-19, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said.

The woman’s death was among 10 announced Wednesday morning by the DHHR as the total in the Mountain State grew to 290. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department said Monday that a sixth Wood County resident had died from COVID-19 but did not release any other information.

The DHHR also confirmed the deaths of four Kanawha County residents, a 96-year-old woman, a 70-year-old woman, an 83-year-old man and a 94-year old man; two Mason County women, ages 73 and 88; a 79-year-old Boone County woman; an 84-year-old Logan County woman; and an 89-year-old Mingo County woman.

Today’s reporting of 10 West Virginians is a painful reminder of the continuing threat of COVID-19,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We extend our sympathy to the families impacted by these deaths.”

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 62 and 746, respectively.

Other counties with double-digit deaths include: Logan, 38, Mercer, 24; Jackson, 22; Berkeley, 11, Fayette, 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR also reported 493,568 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,196 total cases. The total includes 220 new cases since Tuesday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 3,235 active cases on Wednesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 596; Cabell, 240; Mercer, 235; Fayette, 169; Berkeley, 159; Putnam, 127; and Mingo, 107.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.67 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.61 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 342 cases – 56 active, six deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 235 cases - 18 active, 22 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie - 10 cases - six active

- Wirt - nine cases - one active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

9/15/20 11:10 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed five deaths related to COVID-19 Tuesday morning, pushing the toll in the Mountain State to 280.

The DHHR identified the victims as two Kanawha County women, ages 88 and 91; an 87-year-old Logan County man; a 93-year-old Mason County woman; and a 66-year-old Mercer County woman.

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

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 58 and 748, respectively.

Other counties with double-digit deaths include: Logan, 37; Mercer, 24; Jackson, 22; Berkeley, 11, Fayette, 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR also reported 490,342 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,976 total cases. The total includes 156 new cases since Monday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 3,160 active cases Tuesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 589; Mercer, 235; Cabell, 234; Fayette, 179; Berkeley, 141; and Putnam, 141.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.65 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.15 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 339 cases – 53 active, five deaths. A sixth death reported by the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department on Monday has not yet been added to the DHHR totals.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 231 cases - 14 active, 22 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie - 10 cases - six active

- Wirt - nine cases - one active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/14/20 12:50 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed nine deaths related to COVID-19 Monday morning, pushing the toll in the Mountain State to 275.

The DHHR identified the victims as four Kanawha County woman, ages 71, 75, 83 and 84; three Harrison County men, ages 66, 76 and 86; a 78-year-old Grant County man; and a 91-year-old Cabell County woman.

“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,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our thoughts go out to all who are grieving during this time.”

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 56 and 750, respectively.

Other counties with double-digit deaths include: Logan, 36; Mercer, 24; Jackson, 22; Berkeley, 11, Wayne 11; and Fayette, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR also reported 471,517 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,820 total cases. The total includes 121 new cases since Sunday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 3,184 active cases on Monday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 571; Cabell, 231; Mercer, 231; Fayette, 225; and Berkeley 141.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.63 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.69 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 333 cases – 48 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 229 cases - 13 active, 22 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie - 11 cases - seven active

- Wirt - nine cases - one active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/11/20 4:30 P.M.

The Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the deaths of six elderly West Virginians Friday morning, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the Mountain State to 263.

The DHHR identified the victims as two Kanawha County men, ages 79 and 90; a 59-year-old Fayette County man; a 86-year-old Logan County woman; a 77-year-old Putnam County woman; and a 93-year-old Raleigh County man.

“As we honor the lives of these West Virginians, we also remember those Americans who perished on this solemn anniversary 19 years ago,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR also reported 471,517 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,174 total cases. The total includes 157 new cases since Thursday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,849 active cases on Friday. In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.58 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.18 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 329 cases – 47 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 224 cases - 22 active, 22 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie - nine cases - six active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/10/20 11:20 A.M.

The Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed the deaths of three elderly Kanawha County residents Thursday morning, pushing the COVID-19 toll in West Virginia to 257.

The DHHR identified the victims and a an 80-year-old man, an 88-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR also reported 467,526 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 12,017 total cases. The total includes 209 new cases since Wednesday morning’s update.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,856 active cases on Thursday. In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.57 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.18 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 327 cases – 47 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 219 cases - 19 active, 22 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie - nine cases - six active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/9/20 10:40 A.M.

The COVID-19 death toll in Jackson County climbed to 22 Wednesday morning as the Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed four additional deaths in West Virginia that pushed the state total to 254.

In addition to the 62-year-old Jackson County woman, the DHHR identified the victims as two Harrison County women, a 59-year-old and a 69-year-old; and an 87-year-old Mercer County woman.

“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,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

Kanawha County leads West Virginia in deaths with 47, followed by Logan County with 34, Mercer County with 25, Jackson County with 22, Berkeley County with 11 and Wayne County with 10.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 463,686 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 11,808 total cases, including 147 cases reported since statistics were updated on Tuesday.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,806 active cases on Wednesday. Kanawha County reported the most active cases with 579, followed by Monongalia County with 423, Fayette County with 238, Cabell County with 214, Mercer County with 204, Logan County with 148 and Berkeley County with 112.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed to 2.55 percent, and the daily percentage was 7.78 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 324 cases – 47 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 219 cases - 20 active, 22 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – two active, two deaths

- Ritchie - six cases - three active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/8/20 12 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed three COVID-19 deaths and 86 new cases Tuesday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of two Kanawha County women, a 63-year-old and a 85-year-old; and a 78-year-old Putnam County woman.

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

Kanawha County leads West Virginia in deaths with 47, followed by Logan County with 34, Mercer County with 24, Jackson County with 21, Berkeley County with 11 and Wayne County with 10.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 462,547 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 11,661 cases and 250 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,784 active cases on Tuesday. Kanawha County reported the most active cases with 571, followed by Monongalia County with 379, Fayette County with 236, Cabell County with 224, Mercer County with 204, Logan County with 151 and Berkeley County with 112.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed to 2.52 percent, and the daily percentage was 6.02 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 324 cases – 48 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 219 cases - 23 active, 21 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – three active, two deaths

- Ritchie - six cases - three active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/4/20 12:10 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced six COVID-19 deaths and 192 new cases Friday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of three Kanawha County residents, a 73-year-old woman, a 76-year-old man and an 81-year-old man; two Logan County residents, an 84-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman; and a 97-year-old Mingo County woman.

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

Kanawha County leads West Virginia in deaths with 43, followed by Logan County with 32, Mercer County with 24, Jackson County with 20, Berkeley County with 11, Fayette County with 10 and Wayne County with 10.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported 448,720 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 11,037 cases and 243 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,344 active cases on Friday. Kanawha County reported the most active cases with 442, followed by Monongalia County with 247, Fayette County with 204, Cabell County with 203, Mercer County with 189, Logan County with 144 and Berkeley County with 107.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed to 2.46 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.96 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 318 cases – 49 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 208 cases - 18 active, 20 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – three active, two deaths

- Ritchie - six cases - three active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

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).

UPDATE: 9/3/20 11:10 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced seven COVID-19 deaths and 203 new cases Thursday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of four Kanawha County residents, a 60-year-old woman, a 64-year-old woman, an 86-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman; , a 71-year-old Lincoln County woman; a 95-year old Mercer County woman; and a 95-year-old Randolph County man.

“We grieve, together with their families, the tragic loss of these West Virginians,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

Kanawha County leads West Virginia in deaths with 40, followed by Logan County with 30, Mercer County with 24, Jackson County with 20, Berkeley County with 11 and Wayne County with 10.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 444,902 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 10,845 cases and 237 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,266 active cases on Thursday. Kanawha County reported the most active cases with 430, followed by Monongalia County with 222, Cabell County with 215, Fayette County with 198, Mercer County with 181, Logan County with 143 and Berkeley County with 101.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed to 2.44 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.75 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 313 cases – 50 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 205 cases - 18 active, 20 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – three active, two deaths

- Ritchie - six cases - three active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

Barbour (34), Berkeley (812), Boone (145), Braxton (9), Brooke (97), Cabell (560), Calhoun (12), Clay (27), Doddridge (7), Fayette (369), Gilmer (20), Grant (142), Greenbrier (106), Hampshire (92), Hancock (123), Hardy (75), Harrison (280), Jackson (205), Jefferson (373), Kanawha (1,553), Lewis (34), Lincoln (122), Logan (503), Marion (221), Marshall (133), Mason (120), McDowell (73), Mercer (323), Mineral (144), Mingo (262), Monongalia (1,259), Monroe (127), Morgan (38), Nicholas (53), Ohio (291), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (43), Preston (140), Putnam (307), Raleigh (377), Randolph (227), Ritchie (6), Roane (33), Summers (19), Taylor (108), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (45), Wayne (269), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (8), Wood (313), Wyoming (68).

UPDATE: 9/2/20 Noon

An 88-year-old Jackson County man was among eight COVID-19 deaths announced Wednesday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as the state’s toll reached 230.

It is the 20th death in Jackson County linked to the virus.

The DHHR also confirmed the deaths of two Taylor County residents, an 83-year-old woman and an 84-year-old woman; a 73-year-old Harrison County woman; an 88-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 67-year-old Logan County woman; a 67-year-old Nicholas County woman; and a 72-year-old Ohio County man.

“We regret to report more deaths of our fellow West Virginians,” DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch. “Each life lost to this disease is heartbreaking. We send our sympathies to these families.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 441,396 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 10,642 total cases.

Kanawha County has recorded 36 deaths, the most in West Virginia. Logan County is next with 30, followed by Mercer County with 23, Jackson County with 20, Berkeley County with 11, Fayette County with 10 and Wayne County with 10, according to statistics on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,146 active cases on Wednesday, with the most being 414 in Kanawha County. Cabell County was next with 211, followed by Fayette County with 193, Mercer County with 177, Monongalia County with 175 and Logan County with 150.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed to 2.41 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.93 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 309 cases – 47 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 204 cases - 24 active, 20 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – three active, two deaths

- Ritchie - five cases - two active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

Barbour (34), Berkeley (808), Boone (143), Braxton (9), Brooke (95), Cabell (555), Calhoun (10), Clay (27), Doddridge (6), Fayette (365), Gilmer (19), Grant (141), Greenbrier (105), Hampshire (92), Hancock (121), Hardy (75), Harrison (272), Jackson (204), Jefferson (365), Kanawha (1,515), Lewis (33), Lincoln (123), Logan (501), Marion (219), Marshall (133), Mason (109), McDowell (71), Mercer (318), Mineral (144), Mingo (250), Monongalia (1,209), Monroe (126), Morgan (37), Nicholas (53), Ohio (289), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (43), Preston (140), Putnam (294), Raleigh (372), Randolph (227), Ritchie (5), Roane (33), Summers (19), Taylor (106), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (45), Wayne (259), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (8), Wood (309), Wyoming (67).

UPDATE: 9/1/20 12:45 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced eight COVID-19 deaths and 257 new cases Tuesday morning as the daily percentage of positive tests rose to nearly 7 percent.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of six women and two men, including a 65-year-old woman, an 84-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman, all of Kanawha County; a 62-year-old woman, a 65-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man, all of Logan County; a 41-year-old Mingo County woman; and a 72-year-old Monroe County woman.

“This is another difficult day for West Virginia as the death toll continues to rise,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our heart goes out to these West Virginians and their families. Please continue taking every precaution we can to slow the spread of this disease.”

Kanawha County has recorded 34 deaths, the most in West Virginia. Logan County is next with 29, followed by Mercer County with 23, Jackson County with 19, Berkeley County with 11, Fayette County with 10 and Wayne County with 10, according to statistics on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website. There have been seven deaths in Mingo County and five in Monroe County.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 438,255 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 10,507 cases and 222 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 2,122 active cases on Tuesday, with the most being 418 in Kanawha County. Cabell County was next with 212, followed by Fayette County with 189, Mercer County with 170, Monongalia County with 149 and Logan County with 144.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed to 2.40 percent, and the daily percentage was 6.85 percent.

In Wood County, the DHHR website showed 310 cases – 50 active, five deaths.

Following are DHHR statistics for four other Mid-Ohio Valley counties.

- Jackson - 205 cases - 26 active, 19 deaths

- Pleasants - 15 cases – three active, two deaths

- Ritchie - five cases - two active

- Wirt - eight cases - none active

The Department of Health and Human Resources provided this breakdown of cases, showing case confirmed by lab test over probable case:

Barbour (33), Berkeley (804), Boone (143), Braxton (9), Brooke (94), Cabell (544), Calhoun (10), Clay (27), Doddridge (6), Fayette (360), Gilmer (19), Grant (141), Greenbrier (104), Hampshire (92), Hancock (121), Hardy (75), Harrison (269), Jackson (205), Jefferson (360), Kanawha (1,491), Lewis (32), Lincoln (119), Logan (493), Marion (219), Marshall (133), Mason (105), McDowell (70), Mercer (311), Mineral (147), Mingo (249), Monongalia (1,170), Monroe (124), Morgan (37), Nicholas (52), Ohio (291), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (45), Preston (140), Putnam (286), Raleigh (366), Randolph (226), Ritchie (5), Roane (33), Summers (20), Taylor (106), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (43), Wayne (253), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (8), Wood (310), Wyoming (68).

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