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UPDATE: W.Va. reports 320 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 11:40 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2020 at 10:43 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 10/24/2020 3:00 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 320 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total in the Mountain State to 21,712 since the pandemic began.

4,712 of those cases are considered active.

State health officials did not report any new deaths on Saturday, leaving that total at 422.

By official count, 714,405 confirmatory tests have been administered in West Virginia. The daily positive test rate was at 4.16 percent Saturday, while the cumulative postitive test rate was at 2.88 percent.

Wood County remains green on the DHHR’s county-alert-system map, which is updated daily. Pleasants County was also labeled green on Saturday, while Wirt County was labeled gold, Jackson County was orange, and Ritchie County was yellow.

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/23/20 10:30 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed four deaths and 335 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning.

The latest victims include three Putnam County residents, ages 73, 83 and 95; and a 95-year-old Brooke County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported that there have been 709,156 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 21,392 cases and 422 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 101. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 45, Mercer, 30; Jackson, 24; Cabell, 20; Fayette, 20; Berkeley, 17; Putnam 13, Harrison, 12; Wayne, 11; and Mingo, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,602 active cases on Friday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 714. Other counties with more than 100 active cases include: Cabell, 419; Berkeley, 417; Monongalia, 355; Putnam, 312; Mercer, 224; Harrison, 203; Mingo, 185; Jefferson, 127; and Wyoming, 101.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.86 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.85.

Wood County, which was green (1.98 percent positivity; 9.75 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 519 cases – 91 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold - 6.29 percent positivity; 13.50 infection rate): 368 cases - 24 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 1.20 percent positivity; 2.87 infection rate): 23 cases – one active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.21 percent positivity; 11.96 infection rate): 34 cases - 14 active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold - 4.80 percent positivity; 24.54 infection rate): 37 cases - 16 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/22/20 12:15 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed five deaths and 323 new COVID-19 cases as Thursday’s statistics showed 633 fewer active cases than on Wednesday.

The latest victims include an 80-year-old Brooke County man, a 95-year-old Greenbrier County man, a 73-year-old Hancock County woman, a 77-year-old Marshall County man and a 77-year-old Upshur County man.

The latest victims include two Cabell County women, ages 87 and 89; an 85-year-old Harrison County woman; a 76-year-old Upshur County man; and a 62-year-old Wetzel County man.

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

Meanwhile, Wood County moved from yellow to green and Wirt County remained orange on the state’s daily county-alert map. Wood County was gold and Wirt county orange on the weekly state Department of Education map released on Saturday.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported that there have been 704,001 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 21,057 cases and 418 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 101. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 45, Mercer, 30; Jackson, 24; Cabell, 20; Fayette, 20; Berkeley, 17; Harrison, 12; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,473 active cases on Thursday, which is down from 5,106 on Wednesday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 706, but that number is down from 1,093 on Wednesday. Other counties with more than 100 active cases include: Berkeley, 406; Cabell, 406; Monongalia, 361; Putnam, 303; Mercer, 205; Harrison, 197; Mingo, 180; and Jefferson, 122.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.84 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.87.

Wood County, which was green (2.19 percent positivity; 11.80 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 513 cases – 91 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold - 5.92 percent positivity; 12.50 infection rate): 363 cases - 20 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 1.21 percent positivity; 2.87 infection rate): 23 cases – two active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 3.38 percent positivity; 11.96 infection rate): 33 cases - 15 active, no deaths

- Wirt (orange - 5.26 percent positivity; 23.31 infection rate): 35 cases - 14 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/21/20 12:05 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed five deaths and 215 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning.

The latest victims include two Cabell County women, ages 87 and 89; an 85-year-old Harrison County woman; a 76-year-old Upshur County man; and a 62-year-old Wetzel County man.

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

Meanwhile, Wood County remained yellow and Wirt County orange on the state’s daily county-alert map. Wood County was gold and Wirt county orange on the weekly state Department of Education map released on Saturday.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported that there have been 695,527 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 20,734 cases and 413 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 101 and 1,093, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 45, Mercer, 30; Jackson, 24; Cabell, 20; Fayette, 20; Berkeley, 17; Harrison, 11; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,106 active cases on Wednesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Cabell, 476; Berkeley, 429; Mercer, 373; Monongalia, 372; Putnam, 343; Harrison, 195; Mingo, 177; Jefferson, 119; and Wood, 106.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.84 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.36

Wood County, which was yellow (3.34 percent positivity; 11.80 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 505 cases – 106 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold - 6.79 percent positivity; 14.50 infection rate): 362 cases - 23 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 1.96 percent positivity; 3.83 infection rate): 23 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 4.16 percent positivity; 13.46 infection rate): 31 cases - 14 active, no deaths

- Wirt (orange - 11.39 percent positivity; 24.54 infection rate): 32 cases - 13 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/20/20 12:45 P.M.

West Virginia surpassed 400 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday as the state Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed nine deaths and 226 new cases on Tuesday.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of two Cabell County residents, a 44-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man; two Logan County men, ages 70 and 71; a 65-year old Brooke County man; a 78-year-old Clay County woman; a 90-year-old Harrison County woman; a 77-year-old Marshall County man; and an 88-year old Ohio County woman.

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

Meanwhile, Wood County remained yellow and Wirt County orange on the state’s daily county-alert map. Wood County was gold and Wirt county orange on the weekly state Department of Education map released on Saturday.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported that there have been 690,803 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 20,519 cases and 408 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 101 and 1,104, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 45, Mercer, 30; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 20; Cabell, 18; Berkeley, 17; Harrison, 11; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,095 active cases on Tuesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Cabell, 462; Berkeley, 420; Monongalia, 408; Mercer, 355; Putnam, 343; Harrison, 196; Mingo, 167; Jefferson, 115; and Wood, 112.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.84 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.01

Wood County, which was yellow (3.63 percent positivity; 12.83 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 504 cases – 112 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold - 4.94 percent positivity; 13.50 infection rate): 358 cases - 24 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 2.04 percent positivity; 3.83 infection rate): 23 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 4.5 percent positivity; 14.20 infection rate): 32 cases - 16 active, no deaths

- Wirt (orange - 11.04 percent positivity; 22.09 infection rate): 30 cases - 14 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/19/20 10:30 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 221 new COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths Monday morning as Wood County was yellow and Wirt County orange on the state’s daily county-alert map.

Wood County was gold and Wirt county orange on the weekly state Department of Education map released on Saturday.

As of 10 a.m. the DHHR reported that there have been 687,025 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 20,293 cases and 399 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 101 and 1,047, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 30; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 20; Berkeley, 17, Cabell, 16; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; Mingo, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,095 active cases on Monday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Cabell, 454; Berkeley, 422; Monongalia, 405; Mercer, 345; Putnam, 340; Harrison, 198; Mingo, 156; Jefferson, 112; and Wood, 108.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.83 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.21

Wood County, which was yellow (4.00 percent positivity; 12.83 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 491 cases – 108 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.21 percent positivity; 19.50 infection rate): 355 cases - 28 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 2.68 percent positivity; 4.79 infection rate): 23 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.39 percent positivity; 10.47 infection rate): 27 cases - 12 active, no deaths

- Wirt (orange - 10.74 percent positivity; 19.63 infection rate): 28 cases - 16 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

Free COVID-19 testing is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Coplin Clinic, 483 Court Street, Elizabeth, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the ElderCare parking lot, 107 Miller Drive, Ripley. You can pre-register at www.ipsumcovidresults.com

UPDATE: 10/16/20 3:20 P.M.

Amid a surge of coronavirus cases across West Virginia, state health officials reported 20 new cases in Wood County on Friday as the county moved to gold on the state’s daily color-coded COVID-19 alert system.

The new cases in Wood County, which had been yellow on the map, were among a record 498 new ones reported across the state on Friday, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard., which showed a total of 19,580 cases

Elsewhere in the Mid-Ohio Valley, Wirt County moved from gold to orange on the daily map, which is based on two indicators - infection rate and percent positivity.

In a news release, the state Department of Health and Human Resources gave at least one reason for the new surge in positive cases.

“The DHHR has been working in conjunction with the West Virginia Health Information Network to onboard testing entities performing rapid COVID-19 testing in order to receive those results electronically,” the DHHR said. “In the last week, the number of testing entities submitting electronic results has increased from 97 to 170. Four testing entities were onboarded and began sending data on October 15 and that is why there was an influx in labs received.”

Meanwhile, the DHHR reported three more deaths on Friday: a 67-year-old Mercer County woman, a 58-year-old Mingo County man and a 75-year-old Fayette County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported that there have been 666,717 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 19,580 cases and 396 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 101 and 1,070, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 30; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 19; Berkeley, 17, Cabell, 15; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; Mingo, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,915 active cases on Friday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 497; Cabell, 408; Berkeley, 357; Mercer, 316; Putnam, 312; Harrison, 190; Mingo, 149; Barbour, 125; Jefferson, 105 and Upshur, 103.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.83 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.99.

Wood County, which moved to gold on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map (4.16 percent positivity; 10.78 infection rate) , showed 464 cases – 95 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (yellow - 3.63 percent positivity; 14.50 infection rate): 341 cases - 33 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 2.40 percent positivity; 3.83 infection rate): 22 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.62 percent positivity; 8.97 infection rate): 25 cases - nine active, no deaths

- Wirt (orange - 10.94 percent positivity; 17.80 infection rate): 26 cases - 16 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/15/20 12:30 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported two deaths and 264 new COVID-19 deaths in statistics updated Thursday morning.

The latest victims include a Cabell County 65-year-old Cabell County man and a 94-year-old Kanawha County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported that there have been 655,692 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 19,082 cases and 393 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 101 and 1,047, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 29; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 18; Berkeley, 17, Cabell, 15; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,623 active cases on Thursday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 509; Cabell, 375; Berkeley, 341; Putnam, 285; Mercer, 276; Harrison, 162; Mingo, 138; and Barbour, 123.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.82 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.12.

Wood County, which remained yellow (3.39 percent positivity; 8.04 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 444 cases – 80 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (yellow - 3.80 percent positivity; 15.00 infection rate): 336 cases - 33 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 2.40 percent positivity; 2.87 infection rate): 21 cases – one active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.09 percent positivity; 7.48 infection rate): 23 cases - eight active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold - 9.65 percent positivity; 13.50 infection rate): 33 cases - 13 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/14/20 11:35 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported four deaths and 263 new COVID-19 deaths in statistics updated Wednesday morning.

The latest victims include two Kanawha County men, ages 73 and 94; an 83-year-old Berkeley County man; and a 67-year-old Summers County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported that there have been 648,771 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 18,818 cases and 391 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 100 and 1,039, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 29; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 18; Berkeley, 17, Cabell, 14; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,612 active cases on Wednesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 561; Cabell, 351; Berkeley, 335, Mercer, 293; Putnam, 282; Harrison, 155; Mingo, 130; and Barbour, 122.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.81 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.21 percent.

Wood County, which remained yellow on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 437 cases – 78 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold): 334 cases - 37 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 21 cases – one active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 20 cases - seven active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold): 22 cases - 12 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/13/20 11:10 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported two deaths and 274 new COVID-19 deaths in statistics updated Tuesday morning.

The latest victims include an 84-year-old Cabell County man and an 85-year-old Kanawha County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported that there have been 644,019 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 18,555 cases and 387 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 98 and 1,083, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 29; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 18; Berkeley, 16, Cabell, 14; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,687 active cases on Tuesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 599; Cabell, 346; Berkeley, 314, Mercer, 297; Putnam, 272; Harrison, 192; Mingo, 133; and Barbour, 117.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.80 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.31 percent.

Wood County, which moved from green to yellow on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 426 cases – 74 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold): 331 cases - 35 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 21 cases – four active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 20 cases - eight active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold): 22 cases - 12 active, no deaths

The alert levels are based on the following data collected and published daily on the DHHR’s COVID-19 website: (colors are assigned based on the lower of a county’s two ratings) green, three or fewer cases per 100,000 population or less than 3 percent positivity rate; yellow, 3.1 to 9.9 cases per 100,000 population or 3 percent to 4 percent positivity rate; gold, 10 to 14.9 cases per 100,000 population or 4 percent to 5 percent positivity rate; orange, 15 to 24.9 cases per 100,000 population or 5 percent to 8 percent positivity rate; and red, 25 or more cases per 100,000 population or higher than 8 percent positivity rate.

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

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

UPDATE: 10/12/20 10:15 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported three deaths and 153 new COVID-19 deaths in statistics updated Monday morning.

The latest victims include two Kanawha County residents, a 79-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman; and an 84-year-old Boone County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported that there have been 638,821 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 18,281 cases and 385 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 97 and 1,082, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 29; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 18; Berkeley, 16, Cabell, 13; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,578 active cases on Monday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 596; Cabell, 332; Berkeley, 310, Mercer, 289; Putnam, 263; Harrison, 187; Mingo, 127; and Barbour, 116.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.78 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.62 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 413 cases – 65 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold): 317 cases - 26 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow): 21 cases – four active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 19 cases -seven active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow): 20 cases - 10 active, no deaths

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

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

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported six deaths and 382 new COVID-19 deaths in statistics updated Friday morning.

The latest victims include a 68-year-old Jackson County woman; a 61-year-old female from Fayette County. a 64-year-old Cabell County man; a 74-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 70-year-old Logan County woman; and a 65-year-old

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

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported that there have been 617,045 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 17,707 cases and 376 deaths.

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 91 and 1,056, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 43, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 24; Fayette, 17; Berkeley, 16, Cabell, 13; Wayne, 11; Harrison, 10; and Putnam 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,435 active cases on Friday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 671; Cabell, 316; Mercer, 279; Berkeley, 26; Harrison, 236; Putnam, 230; and Mingo, 108.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.79 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.65 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 402 cases – 59 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold): 306 cases - 30 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 20 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 18 cases -six active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow): 19 cases - nine active, no deaths

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

UPDATE: 10/8/20 11:55 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported one death and 186 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the death of a 78-year-old Kanawha County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported that there have been 609,111 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 17,325 cases and 370 deaths.

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 89 and 1,051, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 42, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 16, Fayette 16; Cabell, 12; Harrison, 10; Mingo, 10; Putnam 10; and Wayne, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,256 active cases on Thursday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 661; Cabell, 326; Mercer, 274; Berkeley, 245; Harrison, 224; Putnam, 216; and Mingo, 100.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.77 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.56 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 396 cases – 56 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (yellow): 306 cases - 28 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow): 20 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 16 cases -five active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow): 15 cases - five active, no deaths

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

UPDATE: 10/7/20 12:25 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported five deaths and 203 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of two Kanawha County men, ages, 56 and 65; an 81-year-old Fayette County man; a 72-year-old Harrison County woman; and a 67-year-old Wyoming County man.

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

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 88 and 1,097, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 42, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 16, Fayette 16; Cabell, 12; Harrison, 10; Mingo, 10; Putnam 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported that there have been 602,802 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 17,139 cases and 369 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,327 active cases on Wednesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 671; Cabell, 344; Mercer, 269; Berkeley, 237; Harrison, 212; Putnam, 206; Fayette, 106; and Logan, 102.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.77 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.27 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 387 cases – 53 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (yellow): 298 cases - 26 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow): 20 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 13 cases -two active, no deaths

- Wirt (green): 12 cases - two active, no deaths

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

UPDATE: 10/6/20 10:45 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported three deaths and 194 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of two Cabell County residents, a 64-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man; and an 82-year-old Kanawha County man.

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

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 86 and 1,132, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 42, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 16, Fayette 15; Cabell, 12; Mingo, 10; Putnam 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported that there have been 599,040 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 16,936 total cases and 364 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,330 active cases on Tuesday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 684; Cabell, 338; Mercer, 277; Berkeley, 220; Putnam, 208; Harrison, 204; and Fayette, 112.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.76 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.75 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 384 cases – 54 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (yellow): 295 cases - 26 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow): 20 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 13 cases -two active, no deaths

- Wirt (green): 12 cases - two active, no deaths

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

UPDATE: 10/5/20 12:40 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported three deaths and 114 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of two Kanawha County women, ages 53 and 86, and a 70-year-old Putnam County woman.

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

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 85 and 1,158, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 42, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 16, Fayette 15; Cabell, 10; Mingo, 10; Putnam 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported that there have been 596,040 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, , with 16,742 total cases and 361 deaths.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,330 active cases on Monday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 679; Cabell, 363; Mercer, 267; Berkeley, 212; Putnam, 199; Harrison, 191; and Fayette, 117.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.74 percent, and the daily percentage was 1.52 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 382 cases – 55 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold): 291 cases - 27 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 18 cases – three active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 13 cases -three active, no deaths

- Wirt (green): 12 cases - two active, no deaths

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

UPDATE: 10/2/20 4 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported one death and 283 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the death of an 89-year-old Marion County man as the death toll grew to 355 and the case count swelled to 16,307.

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

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 82 and 1,091, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 42, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 16, Fayette 14; Cabell, 10; Mingo, 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported that there have been 576,026 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,153 active cases on Friday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 668; Cabell, 360; Mercer, 261; Putnam, 214; Berkeley, 186; Harrison, 163; and Fayette, 118.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.77 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.80 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 380 cases – 60 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (gold): 284 cases - 28 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 18 cases – four active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 13 cases -three active, no deaths

- Wirt (green): 12 cases - two active, no deaths

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

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported four deaths and 176 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 79-year-old Berkeley County man, a 61-year-old Kanawha County man, a 48-year-old Marion County woman and a 70-year-old Ohio County woman.

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

Meanwhile, Kanawha County continues to lead the state in both deaths and active cases, with 81 and 1,104, respectively. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 42, Mercer, 28; Jackson, 23; Berkeley, 16, Fayette 14; Cabell, 10; Mingo, 10; and Wayne, 10.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR also reported 567,801 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 354 deaths and 16,024 total cases.

The DHHR’s website also showed 4,068 active cases on Thursday. After Kanawha, counties with more than 100 active cases include: Monongalia, 664; Cabell, 349; Mercer, 259; Putnam, 198; Berkeley, 181; Harrison, 142; and Fayette, 120.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.77 percent, and the daily percentage was 2.67 percent.

Wood County, which remains green on the DHHR’s county alert system, showed 375 cases – 56 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (yellow): 278 cases - 27 active, 23 deaths

- Pleasants (green): 18 cases – four active, three deaths

- Ritchie (green): 13 cases -three active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow): 12 cases - two active, no deaths

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

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