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UPDATE: W.Va. DHHR reports no COVID-19 deaths, 866 new cases on Friday

Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 2:01 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2020 at 10:26 AM EST
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UPDATE: 11/27/20 10:30 A.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported no deaths and 866 new COVID-19 cases in online statistics updated Friday morning.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, The DHHR also reported 1,095,837 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 712 deaths and 45,046 total cases.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,432 total cases, 1,012 active cases and 17 deaths Friday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.31 and an infection rate of 81.42 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 140. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 55, Logan, 51, Mercer, 37; Fayette, 34; Putnam, 31, Jackson, 27; Marshall, 24; Berkeley, 23; Harrison, 19; Ohio, 17; Wood, 17; Jefferson, 16; Raleigh, 16; Mineral, 15; Mingo, 15; Jefferson, 15; Wayne, 15; Boone, 13; Wetzel, 12; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 15,326 active cases across the state with 1,298 of those in Kanawha County. Others counties with at least 250 active cases include Berkeley, 1,138; Cabell, 1,057; Wood, 1,012; Putnam, 941; Monongalia, 879; Mineral, 749; Harrison, 595; Jefferson, 591; Mercer, 522; Ohio, 514; McDowell, 488; Marshall, 481; Marion, 436; Raleigh, 325; Mingo, 314; and Wayne, 298.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.53 percent and the daily percentage was 4.81.

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

- Jackson (yellow - 3.74 percent positivity; 31.00 infection rate): 691 cases - 135 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.50 percent positivity; 33.51 infection rate): 87 cases – 33 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.59 percent positivity; 50.09 infection rate): 156 cases - 68 active, two deaths

- Wirt (red - 11.99 percent positivity; 47.86 infection rate): 101 cases - 32 active, one death

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

UPDATE: 11/25/20 6:40 P.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 13 deaths and 976 new COVID-19 cases in online statistics updated Wednesday morning.

The deaths, which raised the statewide toll to 695, included seven Marshall County residents, a 68-year-old man, a 76-year-old man, an 83-year-old man, an 86-year-old woman, a 93-year-old woman, a 94-year-old woman and a 95-year-old man; three Mineral County residents, a 73-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman and a 97-year-old woman; two Cabell County residents, an 80-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman; and an 84-year-old Harrison County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, The DHHR also reported 1,063,597 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 43,050 total cases.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,281 total cases, 914 active cases and 17 deaths on Wednesday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.17 and an infection rate of 82.96 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 137. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 52, Logan, 51, Mercer, 37; Fayette, 34; Putnam, 30, Jackson, 26; Berkeley, 22; Marshall, 21; Harrison, 19; Ohio, 17; Wood, 17; Mingo, 16; Jefferson, 15; Raleigh, 15; Wayne, 15; Mineral, 14; Boone, 13; Wetzel, 12; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 14,283 active cases across the state with 1,238 of those in Kanawha County. Others counties with at least 250 active cases include Cabell, 1042; Berkeley, 1,041; Wood, 914; Putnam, 858; Monongalia, 791; Mineral, 682; Jefferson, 549; Harrison, 542; Mercer, 510; McDowell, 497; Marshall, 471; Ohio, 461; Marion, 346; Mingo, 318; Raleigh, 317; and Wyoming, 297.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.53 percent and the daily percentage was 4.81.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.08 percent positivity; 44.99 infection rate): 680 cases - 145 active, 26 deaths

- Pleasants (gold - 4.17 percent positivity; 33.51 infection rate): 84 cases – 30 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.67 percent positivity; 40.37 infection rate): 139 cases - 56 active, two deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.45 percent positivity; 41.72 infection rate): 94 cases - 27 active, one death

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

UPDATE: 11/24/20 1:30 P.M.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Three more Mid-Ohio Valley residents have died form COVID-19, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, which identified them as a 79-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman from Wood County and a 92-year-old woman from Ritchie County.

There have now been 17 deaths in Wood County and two in Ritchie County, according to DHHR statistics released Tuesday morning.

The other victims include three Mineral County residents, a 70-year-old man, an 80-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman; two Kanawha County residents, a 70-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man; a 78-year-old Cabell County woman; a 70-year-old Fayette County man; an 84-year-old Marion County woman; a 74-year-old Marshall County woman; an 83-year-old Mingo County man; a 35-year-old Ohio County woman; and a 94-year-old Wayne County man.

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

Wood County, which remains orange on the state’s daily COVID-19 map, has the fourth-most active cases in the state with 937. The county’s infection rate is 88.60 and the percent positivity is 7.58.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.51 percent and the daily percentage was 4.80.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.18 percent positivity; 49.99 infection rate): 667 cases - 139 active, 26 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.90 percent positivity; 28.72 infection rate): 76 cases – 26 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 8.51 percent positivity; 40.37 infection rate): 133 cases - 56 active, two deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.39 percent positivity; 41.72 infection rate): 92 cases - 27 active, one death

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.

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

UPDATE: 11/23/20 12 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed five deaths and 636 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning.

The DHHR identified the late victims as two Kanawha County women, ages 66 and 71; a 79-year-old Berkeley County man; a 72-year-old Summers County man; and a 75-year-old Wyoming County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Monday, The DHHR also reported 1,033,510 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 41,114 total cases and 667 deaths.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,141 total cases, 946 active cases and 15 deaths on Monday, with the county orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.88 and an infection rate of 87.24 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 135. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 51, Cabell, 50; Mercer, 37; Fayette, 33; Putnam, 30, Jackson, 26; Berkeley, 21; Harrison, 17; Ohio, 16; Jefferson, 15; Raleigh, 15; Wood, 15; Marshall, 14; Mingo, 14; Wayne, 14; Boone, 13; Wetzel, 12; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 13,678 active cases across the state with 1,187 of those in Kanawha County. Others counties with at least 250 active cases include Berkeley, 977; Cabell, 967; Wood, 946; Putnam, 778; Monongalia, 732; Mineral, 627; Jefferson, 520; Mercer, 502; Marshall, 500; Ohio, 458; Harrison, 456; McDowell, 456; Raleigh, 336; Mingo, 320; Marion, 314; and Wyoming, 284.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.48 percent and the daily percentage was 4.00.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.88 percent positivity; 54.49 infection rate): 666 cases - 161 active, 26 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.77 percent positivity; 26.81 infection rate): 73 cases – 23 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.89 percent positivity; 37.38 infection rate): 128 cases - 53 active, two deaths

- Wirt (red - 9.43 percent positivity; 38.04 infection rate): 90 cases - 27 active, one death

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:

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

UPDATE 11/20/2020 9:49 P.M.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department says Wood County had another death due to COVID related illness. This makes the 13th death in Wood County.

UPDATE: 11/20/20 12:35 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 16 more COVID-19 deaths Friday morning, including the the fourth from Pleasants County and the 26th from Jackson County.

Deaths confirmed by the DHHR included a 74-year-old Pleasants County man; a 75-year-old Jackson County man; two Kanawha County residents, a 71-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman; two Summers County women, a 68-year-old and a 95-year old; a 59-year-old Boone County woman; a 79-year-old Fayette County man; an 85-year-old Hampshire County man; a 70-year-old Logan County man; a 74-year-old Lincoln County woman; a 79-year-old Marion County man; an 83-year-old Marshall County man; an 85-year-old Mineral County woman; a 72-year-old Monroe County man; and a 92-year-old Ohio 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.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, The DHHR also reported 989,560 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 38,480 total cases and 639 deaths.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 1,950 total cases and 864 active cases on Friday as the county remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.31 and an infection rate of 97.84 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 133. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 50, Cabell, 47; Mercer, 37; Fayette, 32; Putnam, 36, Jackson, 26; Berkeley, 21; Ohio, 16; Harrison, 15; Jefferson, 15; Raleigh, 15; Mingo, 14; Wayne, 14; Wood, 14; Boone, 13; Marshall, 12; and Wetzel, 11.

The DHHR also reported 12,177 active cases across the state with 1,100 of those in Kanawha County. Others counties with at least 250 active cases include Cabell, 900; Wood, 864; Berkeley, 843; Putnam, 679; Monongalia, 659; Mercer, 518; Jefferson, 460; McDowell, 447; Marshall 446; Mineral, 432; Ohio, 397; Harrison, 391; Mingo, 305; Raleigh, 287; Wyoming, 275; and Marion, 265.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.42 percent and the daily percentage was 4.77.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.18 percent positivity; 75.99 infection rate): 636 cases - 166 active, 26 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.14 percent positivity; 21.06 infection rate): 66 cases – 22 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 4.96 percent positivity; 24.67 infection rate): 107 cases - 41 active, one death

- Wirt (orange - 5.49 percent positivity; 23.31 infection rate): 77 cases - 20 active, one death

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

UDPATE: 11/19/2020 12:00 P.M.

Wood County has changed to red on the County Alert System map.

The change was announced in Thursday mornings release of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 update.

Wood County has an infection rate of 94.42 and a percent positivity rate of 8.35.

The DHHR lists 818 active cases in Wood County.

Jackson County is also list as red on the map. Pleasants County is listed yellow and Wirt County is gold.

Statewide, the DHHR has announced 11 new deaths, including one from Wood County.

The deaths include a 64-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old female from Cabell County, a 70-year old male from Harrison County, a 68-year old male from Berkeley County, a 75-year old male from Ohio County, a 74-year old male from Marshall County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 63-year old female from Tyler County, a 92-year old female from Marshall County, an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 62-year old male from Kanawha County.

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

UPDATE: 11/18/20

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - A 12th person in Wood County has died from COVID. Roane County also lost one of their own to COVID complications. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department says it would like to offer its deepest sympathy to the families.

The health department says with the holidays coming, families will want to be together. Family time is very important but please make sure to take precautions to protect those that you love. If you are having symptoms that might normally be dismissed as seasonal, it would be a good idea to be tested before joining family.

Wearing a mask while not eating will help to reduce exposure and of course, wash hands frequently and wipe down surfaces. While traveling, take precautions to wipe down the handle at the gas pump, wash hands after going into a store, and always wear your mask. Small changes can help reduce the anticipated spike in COVID after the holidays.

For perspective, in the first ten days of November, MOVHD saw over 500 new cases which was more than all of October. It was also more than the months of March through September.

UPDATE: 11/18/20 11:30 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 14 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday morning, including the 11th person from Wood County.

In addition to the 81-year-old Wood County woman, the DHHR announced the deaths of two Jefferson County men, ages 92 and 94; a 90-year-old Brooke County woman; an 86-year-old Cabell County woman; an 86-year-old Harrison County man; a 74-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 76-year-old Logan County man; a 44-year-old Mingo County man; a 78-year-old Mercer County woman; a 76-year-old Nicholas County man; a 72-year-old Roane County woman; a 62-year-old Wayne County man; and a 68-year-old Wyoming County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 955,928 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 36,277 total cases and 612 deaths.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 1,779 total cases on Wednesday - an increase of 77 since Tuesday - and 824 active cases. The county’s percent positivity rate was 7.57 and the infection rate 92.71 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 130. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 48, Cabell, 46; Mercer, 37; Fayette, 31; Putnam, 28, Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 20; Harrison, 15; Jefferson, 15; Raleigh, 15; Mingo, 14; Wayne, 14; Ohio, 13; Boone, 12; Wetzel, 11; Wood, 11; and Marshall 10.

The DHHR also reported 11,172 active cases across the state with 1,052 of those in Kanawha County. Others counties with at least 250 active cases include Cabell, 831; Wood, 824; Berkeley, 730; Putnam, 610; Monongalia, 593; Mercer, 497; Mineral, 462; Jefferson, 419; McDowell, 407; Ohio, 369; Mingo, 319; Harrison, 294; and Wyoming, 257.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed from 3.31 percent to 3.35 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.66.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.26 percent positivity; 57.49 infection rate): 592 cases - 137 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (gold - 4.37 percent positivity; 26.81 infection rate): 64 cases – 25 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 4.03 percent positivity; 23.92 infection rate): 100 cases - 40 active, one death

- Wirt (gold- 4.23 percent positivity; 18.41 infection rate): 73 cases - 17 active, one death

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

UPDATE: 11/17/20 11:30 A.M.

West Virginia health officials confirmed 13 deaths and 864 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning as Wood County continued to have the second-highest number of active cases and remained orange on the state’s daily COVID-19 alert map.

As of 10 a.m., the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, reported that there have been 943,178 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 35,324 total cases and 598 deaths.

The most-recent deaths confirmed by the DHHR include three Putnam County residents, a 69-year-old woman, an 80-year-old man and an 89-year old woman; two Boone County residents, a 68-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman; two Kanawha residents, a 59-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman; two Ohio County residents, an 86-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman; a 68-year-old Barbour County woman; a 72-year-old Fayette County man; a 68-year-old Hancock County man; and a 75-year-old Jefferson County woman.

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

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 1,702 total cases on Tuesday - an increase of 67 since Monday - and 800 active cases and 10 deaths. The county’s percent positivity rate was 7.15 and the infection rate 89.63 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 129. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 48, Cabell, 45; Mercer, 36; Fayette, 31; Putnam, 28, Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 20; Raleigh, 15; Harrison, 14; Jefferson, 13; Mingo, 13; Ohio, 13; Wayne, 13; Boone, 12; Wetzel, 11; Marshall 10; and Wood, 10.

Kanawha County and Wood counties continue to lead the state in active cases with 1,039 and 800, respectively. Others with at least 250 active cases include Cabell, 784; Berkeley, 680; Putnam, 594; Monongalia, 573; Mercer, 477; McDowell, 397; Jefferson, 395; Marshall, 376; Ohio, 328; Mingo, 307; Harrison, 284; and Wyoming, 262.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests climbed from 3.27 percent to 3.31 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.72.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.81 percent positivity; 53.49 infection rate): 569 cases - 116 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (gold - 4.98 percent positivity; 25.85 infection rate): 62 cases – 25 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 4.07 percent positivity; 23.92 infection rate): 100 cases - 46 active, one death

- Wirt (yellow - 3.24 percent positivity; 14.73 infection rate): 70 cases - 18 active, one death

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

UPDATE: 11/16/20 11:45 A.M.

West Virginia health officials confirmed three deaths and 801 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning as Wood County continued to have the second-highest number of active cases and remained orange on the state’s daily COVID-19 alert map.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, reported that there have been 934,835 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 34,460 total cases and 585 deaths.

The three latest deaths confirmed by the the DHHR include two Kanawha County residents, an 80-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man, and an 80-year-old Jefferson County woman.

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

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 1,635 total cases on Monday, with 796 active cases and 10 deaths. The county’s percent positivity rate was 7.35 and the infection rate 91.51 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 126. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 48, Cabell, 45; Mercer, 36; Fayette, 30; Putnam, 25, Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 20; Raleigh, 15; Harrison, 14; Mingo, 13; Wayne, 13; Jefferson, 12; Ohio, 12, Wetzel, 11; Boone, 10; and Wood, 10.

Kanawha County and Wood counties continue to lead the state in active cases with 1,012 and 796, respectively. Others with at least 250 active cases include Cabell, 764; Berkeley, 683; Putnam, 558; Monongalia, 527; Mercer, 471; Marshall, 412; Jefferson, 383; Mineral, 370; Ohio, 325; McDowell, 314; Mingo, 310; Wyoming, 261 and Harrison, 260.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.27 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.31.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.98 percent positivity; 48.99 infection rate): 559 cases - 106 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (gold - 4.15 percent positivity; 21.06 infection rate): 57 cases – 21 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.86 percent positivity; 24.67 infection rate): 96 cases - 44 active, one death

- Wirt (yellow - 3.41 percent positivity; 12.27 infection rate): 66 cases - 14 active, one death

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

UPDATE: 11/13/20 10:45 A.M.

West Virginia health officials report 11 additional deaths from the coronavirus in the last day.

As of 10 A.M. Friday, the DHHR reported 565 deaths, 898,730 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, and 31,639 total cases since the start of the pandemic.

Officials also clarified that a report from Monday, November 13, when 27 deaths were added to the state’s death count, a 76-year old male from Mercer County has been determined to be a duplicate and therefore reduced the total deaths to 554 prior to today’s report.

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

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

Wood and Cabell counties are both have 646 active cases, the second most in the state behind Kanawha County. Wood County also remains orange on the daily state COVID map. The two indicators that determine a county’s color status have increased since Thursday. Wood County’s infection rate is now to 79.71 per 100,000 people, and the percent positivity up to 5.84. In order for the county to improve to gold status on the map, the percent positivity must be below 5 for the map released Saturday. Health officials take the less severe of the two indicators to assign a county a color designation each week.

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

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

11/12/20 11:15 A.M.

Health officials reported a 10th death in Wood County linked to COVID-19 on Thursday as the county moved up to No. 2 on the list of active cases of the virus in West Virginia.

The death was listed on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 dashboard, but details were not included in the agency’s daily media update.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR showed 592 active cases in Wood County, an increase of 39 since Wednesday, and the number of active cases across the state climbed to 8,147 from 7,771. Kanawha County leads the state with 819 active cases.

The DHHR reported two deaths on Thursday that raised the total to 555 and 696 new cases that pushed the total to 30,897. There were also 884,889 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

The deaths included an 87-year-old Cabell County man and a 95-year-old Marshall County woman.

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

According to the DHHR dashboard, the numbers in Wood County improved slightly on Thursday. The county remains orange on the state’s daily county alert map, but the percent positivity rate dropped to 5.45 from 6.19 and the infection rate fell to 72.70 from 73.55.

The better of those two indicators is used in determining the county’s status on the state Department of Education map that is released on Saturday and used to determine how schools proceed with in-person learning and extracurricular activities. The positivity rate would need to drop below five on Saturday to allow in-person learning and sporting events to take place.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 121. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 47, Cabell, 41; Mercer, 35; Fayette, 29; Jackson, 24; Putnam 21; Berkeley, 19; Raleigh, 15; Harrison, 14; Mingo, 12; Wayne, 12; Jefferson, 11; Wetzel, 11; Boone, 10; Ohio, 10 and Wood, 10.

In addition to Kanawha and Wood, counties with at least 100 active cases include Cabell, 586; Berkeley, 563; Putnam, 465; Monongalia, 464; Mercer, 414; Mingo, 308; Marshall, 300; Ohio, 256; Jefferson, 250; Wyoming, 239; Mineral, 234; Harrison, 224; Raleigh, 175; Boone, 170; Marion, 162; McDowell, 132; Brooke, 123; Fayette, 118; and Wayne, 110.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.13 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.87.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.27 percent positivity; 22.00 infection rate): 482 cases - 55 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow- 3.00 percent positivity; 18.19 infection rate): 50 cases – 22 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.50 percent positivity; 26.17 infection rate): 79 cases - 35 active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow - 3.50 percent positivity; 12.27 infection rate): 63 cases - 13 active, one death

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

11/11/20 1 P.M.

Wood County continued to climb up the list of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia on Wednesday, moving up to third behind Kanawha and Cabell counties.

As the Department of Health and Human Resources announced seven deaths and a record 885 new cases since Tuesday, the agency’s COVID-19 dashboard also showed 7,771 active cases in the Mountain State, with 782 in Kanawha County, 576 in Cabell County and 553 in Wood County, which has recorded 1,223 of the state’s 30,201 total cases.

Wood County also remains orange on the state’s daily county alert map with a 6.19 percent positivity rate and a 73.55 infection rate per 100,000 people. Those numbers are up from 5.79 and 65.85 on Tuesday. The lower of those two indicators is used in determining the county’s status on the state Department of Education map that is released on Saturday and used to determine how schools proceed with in-person learning and extracurricular activities. The positivity rate would need to drop below five on Saturday to allow in-person learning and sporting events to take place.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 553 total deaths, 854,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

The seven most-recent victims included three Cabell County residents; a 70-year-old woman; a 71-year-old man; and an 84-year-old woman; a 71-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 67-year-old Mingo County woman, a 41-year-old Raleigh County man; and an 80-year-old Wyoming County man.

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

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 120. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 47, Cabell, 40; Mercer, 35; Fayette, 29; Jackson, 24; Putnam 22; Berkeley, 19; Raleigh, 15; Harrison, 14; Mingo, 12; Wayne, 12; Jefferson, 11; Wetzel, 11; Boone, 10; and Ohio, 10.

In addition to Kanawha, Cabell and Wood, counties with at least 100 active cases include Berkeley, 548; Putnam, 455; Mercer, 450; Monongalia, 397; Mingo, 305; Marshall, 278; Jefferson, 234; Ohio, 232; Wyoming, 232; Harrison, 223; Mineral, 198; Raleigh, 182; Boone, 168; Marion, 152; Brooke, 119; Wayne, 105; Fayette, 104; and Gilmer, 102.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.11 percent, and the daily percentage was 5.90.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.20 percent positivity; 21.50 infection rate): 478 cases - 55 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow- 3.28 percent positivity; 19.15 infection rate): 49 cases – 21 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.73 percent positivity; 26.91 infection rate): 77 cases - 34 active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow - 3.76 percent positivity; 9.82 infection rate): 61 cases - 12 active, one death

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

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

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 16 deaths and 511 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, pushing the death toll to 546 and the case count to 29,316.

The DHHR confirmed the following deaths:

- three Boone County residents, a 75-year-old woman, a 79-year-old woman and a 96-year-old woman

- thee Wetzel County residents, a 47-year-old man, an 85-year-old man and a 92-year-old man

- two Kanawha County residents, a 76-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman

- one Fayette County resident, a 79-year-old woman

- one Hancock County resident, a 78-year-old man

- one Marshall County resident, a 65-year-old man

- one Ohio County resident, an 81-year-old woman

- one Preston County resident, a 65-year-old man

- one Putnam County resident, an 85-year-old woman

- one Raleigh County resident, a 72-year-old woman

- one Summers County resident, an 88-year-old woman

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

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR also reported 854,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 120. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 48, Cabell, 37; Mercer, 35; Fayette, 29; Jackson, 24; Putnam 21; Berkeley, 19; Harrison, 14; Raleigh, 14; Wayne, 12; Jefferson, 11; Mingo, 11, Wetzel, 11; Boone, 10; and Ohio, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 7,271, active cases on Tuesday, an increase of 297 since Monday’s update.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 755. Other counties with at least 100 active cases include: Cabell, 558; Berkeley, 523; Wood, 520 (up from 463 on Monday); Mercer, 435; Putnam, 396; Monongalia, 372; Mingo, 294; Marshall, 284; Wyoming, 230; Ohio, 219, Jefferson, 207; Harrison, 203; Raleigh, 175; Boone, 162; Mineral, 145; Marion, 138; Brooke, 108; and Wayne, 102.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.07 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.86.

Wood County, which was orange (5.79 percent positivity; 65.85 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 1,166 cases – 520 active, nine deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.18 percent positivity; 18.50 infection rate): 463 cases - 42 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow- 3.99 percent positivity; 19.15 infection rate): 47 cases – 20 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.08 percent positivity; 24.67 infection rate): 72 cases - 32 active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold - 4.29 percent positivity; 9.82 infection rate): 59 cases - 11 active, one death

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

11/9/20 6:20 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported a record 28 COVID-19 deaths in statistics updated late Monday afternoon as the state’s death toll climbed to 530.

Problems with “multiple vendor issues” delayed the daily update, which normally takes place at 10 a.m., and the numbers painted a bleak picture as the DHHR announced the following deaths:

- nine Kanawha County residents: a 63-year-woman; a 69-year-old women; a 73-year-old man; a 77-year-old man; a 78-year-old woman; an 81-year-old man; and 88-year-old woman; a 93-year-old man; and a 95-year-old man

- six Putnam County residents: a 69-year-old woman; a 70-year-old man; a 75-year-old man; a 76-year-old woman; a 79-year-old man; and an 86-year-old woman

- three Fayette County residents: two 54-year-old men; and an 80-year-old woman

- two Logan County residents: 78-year-old women; and a 93-year-old woman

- two Raleigh County residents: a 76-year-old woman; and a 78-year-old man

- one Berkeley County resident: an 80-year-old man

- one Boone County resident: a 77-year-old man

- one Brooke County resident: an 88-year-old man

- one Harrison County resident: an 85-year-old man

- one Jefferson County resident, an 85-year-old woman

- one Mercer County resident, a 76-year-old man

“We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the family and our state,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We extend our deepest sympathies and commitment to continue working to end transmission of this deadly virus.”

In addition, the DHHR said the deaths reported Monday afternoon were not reported through the normal route. Instead, they were flagged by DHHR’s Vital Registration Office and reported to the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services. After a review, it was determined that 23 are confirmed COVID-19 deaths and four are probable COVID-19 deaths.

According to the DHHR, the Vital Registration Office is a required reporter to the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services and ensures all deaths with documented COVID-19 as a cause of death or contributing factors are investigated and reported.

As of 5:30 p.m. Monday, the DHHR also reported 854,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 28,805 total cases.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 116. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 47, Cabell, 37; Mercer, 35; Fayette, 29; Jackson, 24; Putnam 20; Berkeley, 19; Harrison, 14; Raleigh, 13; Wayne, 12; Jefferson, 11; and Mingo, 11.

The DHHR’s website also showed 6,974 active cases on Monday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 715. Other counties with at least 100 active cases include: Cabell, 522; Wood, 463; Mercer, 430; Putnam, 385; Monongalia, 349; Mingo, 278; Marshall, 270; Wyoming, 232; Ohio, 209, Jefferson, 199; Harrison, 189; Raleigh, 169; Boone, 155; Marion, 149; Mineral, 139; and Wetzel, 100.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.06 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.01.

Wood County, which was orange (5.44 percent positivity; 53.47 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 1,102 cases – 463 active, nine deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.64 percent positivity; 20.50 infection rate): 462 cases - 48 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow- 3.18 percent positivity; 18.19 infection rate): 45 cases – 18 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.09 percent positivity; 24.67 infection rate): 73 cases - 34 active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold - 4.14 percent positivity; 15.95 infection rate): 59 cases - 11 active, one death

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

11/6/20 12:15 P.M.

An 85-year-old Wood County man was among the seven COVID-19 victims identified Friday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

He is the ninth county resident whose death has been linked to the virus, which has claimed 487 lives across the state.

Other deaths announced Friday by the DHHR included a 73-year-old Cabell County woman, a 72-year-old Fayette County man, a 77-year-old Greenbrier County man, a 77-year-old Jefferson County man, a 66-year-old Kanawha County woman and an 82-year-old Putnam County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard also showed 824,644 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 27,087 total cases. The DHHR reported also 540 new cases Friday morning.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 107. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 46, Cabell, 35; Mercer, 34; Fayette, 25; Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 18; Putnam, 15; Harrison, 13; Wayne, 11; Jefferson, 10, Mingo, 10 and Raleigh, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 6,135 active cases on Friday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 638. Other counties with at least 100 active cases include: Cabell, 548; Berkeley, 477; Mercer, 399; Putnam, 367; Wood, 332; Monongalia, 290; Mingo, 277; Wyoming, 232; Marshall, 218; Ohio, 172, Harrison, 169; Boone, 146; Raleigh, 142; Jefferson, 137; and Marion, 100.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.01 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.48

Wood County, which was orange (5.45 percent positivity; 44.47 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 911 cases – 332 active, nine deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.44 percent positivity; 22.0 infection rate): 451 cases - 52 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (gold- 4.18 percent positivity; 18.19 infection rate): 43 cases – 16 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.59 percent positivity; 23.18 infection rate): 69 cases - 33 active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold - 4.72 percent positivity; 27.00 infection rate): 59 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 (202), Berkeley (1,837), Boone (443), Braxton (84), Brooke (273), Cabell (1,710), Calhoun (37), Clay (72), Doddridge (77), Fayette (833), Gilmer (87), Grant (203), Greenbrier (236), Hampshire (171), Hancock (261), Hardy (114), Harrison (718), Jackson (451), Jefferson (690), Kanawha (4,029), Lewis (135), Lincoln (291), Logan (832), Marion (450), Marshall (536), Mason (192), McDowell (159), Mercer (871), Mineral (302), Mingo (720), Monongalia (2,447), Monroe (275), Morgan (171), Nicholas (204), Ohio (735), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (76), Preston (252), Putnam (1,092), Raleigh (927), Randolph (460), Ritchie (69), Roane (117), Summers (166), Taylor (182), Tucker (70), Tyler (71), Upshur (295), Wayne (662), Webster (39), Wetzel (264), Wirt (59), Wood (911), Wyoming (405).

11/5/20 10:40 P.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported eight deaths and 560 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning.

The DHHR identified the latest victims as three Mercer County residents, a 67-year-old man, a 71-year-old woman and an 89-year-old Mercer County woman; two Cabell County residents, an 81-year-old woman and an 86-year-old-man; an 82-year-old Putnam County man; a 90-year-old Summers County woman; and a 91-year-old Wetzel County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard showed 814,774 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 26,547 total cases and 480 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 106. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 46, Cabell, 34; Mercer, 34; Fayette, 24; Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 18; Putnam, 14; Harrison, 13; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10 and Raleigh, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,892 active cases on Thursday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 652. Other counties with at least 100 active cases include: Cabell, 494; Berkeley, 450; Mercer, 386; Putnam, 360; Wood, 293; Monongalia, 285; Mingo, 270; Wyoming, 225; Marshall, 188; Harrison, 166; Ohio, 165; Boone, 145; Raleigh, 136; and Jefferson, 129.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.99 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.94

Wood County, which was orange (5.55 percent positivity; 39.51 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 856 cases – 293 active, eight deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.80 percent positivity; 24.0 infection rate): 438 cases - 43 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.76 percent positivity; 15.32 infection rate): 40 cases – 14 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.31 percent positivity; 20.93 infection rate): 65 cases - 32 active, no deaths

- Wirt (gold - 4.62 percent positivity; 29.45 infection rate): 59 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 (195), Berkeley (1,794), Boone (439), Braxton (82), Brooke (263), Cabell (1,643), Calhoun (37), Clay (70), Doddridge (75), Fayette (827), Gilmer (71), Grant (203), Greenbrier (231), Hampshire (165), Hancock (253), Hardy (113), Harrison (711), Jackson (438), Jefferson (676), Kanawha (3,997), Lewis (132), Lincoln (285), Logan (821), Marion (445), Marshall (494), Mason (189), McDowell (153), Mercer (850), Mineral (294), Mingo (708), Monongalia (2,434), Monroe (273), Morgan (170), Nicholas (201), Ohio (719), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (40), Pocahontas (74), Preston (249), Putnam (1,073), Raleigh (916), Randolph (452), Ritchie (65), Roane (117), Summers (160), Taylor (178), Tucker (68), Tyler (68), Upshur (293), Wayne (651), Webster (38), Wetzel (264), Wirt (59), Wood (856), Wyoming (396).

11/4/20 11:20 A.M.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported three deaths and 472 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning.

The DHHR identified the latest victims as two Cabell County residents, a 79-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman; and a 96-year-old Brooke County woman. Their deaths raise the total in West Virginia to 472.

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

Meanwhile, as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard showed 798,261 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 25,987 total cases.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 106. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 46, Cabell, 32; Mercer, 31; Fayette, 24; Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 18; Harrison, 13; Putnam 13; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10 and Raleigh, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,563 active cases on Wednesday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 627. Other counties with at least 100 active cases include: Cabell, 484; Berkeley, 442; Mercer, 380; Putnam, 337; Monongalia, 277; Mingo, 261; Wood, 253; Wyoming, 215; Marshall, 173; Harrison, 159; Ohio, 144; Boone, 139; Jefferson, 130; Raleigh, 127; and Wayne, 101.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.97 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.88

Wood County, which was orange (5.52 percent positivity; 34.72 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 798 cases – 253 active, eight deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 6.76 percent positivity; 24.0 infection rate): 435 cases - 44 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.02 percent positivity; 12.45 infection rate): 37 cases – 12 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 3.23 percent positivity; 20.19 infection rate): 62 cases - 32 active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow - 3.45 percent positivity; 31.90 infection rate): 59 cases - 18 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 (193), Berkeley (1,763), Boone (431), Braxton (77), Brooke (262), Cabell (1,611), Calhoun (37), Clay (69), Doddridge (73), Fayette (812), Gilmer (64), Grant (202), Greenbrier (225), Hampshire (158), Hancock (251), Hardy (110), Harrison (700), Jackson (435), Jefferson (667), Kanawha (3,937), Lewis (126), Lincoln (276), Logan (811), Marion (439), Marshall (478), Mason (188), McDowell (143), Mercer (838), Mineral (272), Mingo (696), Monongalia (2,417), Monroe (268), Morgan (167), Nicholas (196), Ohio (683), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (37), Pocahontas (74), Preston (238), Putnam (1,040), Raleigh (899), Randolph (449), Ritchie (62), Roane (116), Summers (157), Taylor (177), Tucker (68), Tyler (62), Upshur (293), Wayne (642), Webster (38), Wetzel (240), Wirt (59), Wood (798), Wyoming (384).

11/3/20 1:45 P.M.

Two Wood County men were among 11 COVID-19 deaths announced Tuesday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The deaths raised the toll to eight in Wood County and 469 in the Mountain State.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department first announced the deaths of the men, ages 86 and 89, late Monday evening but provided no additional information about either case.

Other deaths announced Tuesday included four Jefferson County residents, a 76-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman female and an 81-year-old man; an 81-year-old Barbour County man; an 83-year-old Cabell County woman; a 62-year-old Harrison County man; a 91-year-old Randolph County; and a 63-year-old Wetzel County woman.

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

Meanwhile, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR also announced that there have been 798,261 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 25,593 total cases, including 358 new cases.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 106. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 46, Mercer, 31; Cabell,30, Fayette, 24; Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 18; Putnam 13, Harrison, 13; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10 and Raleigh, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,507 active cases on Tuesday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 638. Other counties with at least 100 active cases include: Cabell, 455; Berkeley, 422; Mercer, 367; Putnam, 346; Monongalia, 273; Mingo, 261; Wood, 239; Wyoming, 200; Marshall, 162; Harrison, 152; Raleigh, 145; Boone, 131; Ohio, 126; Jefferson, 125; and Marion, 101.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.96 percent, and the daily percentage was 3.99

Wood County, which was orange (5.33 percent positivity; 32.33 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 775 cases – 239 active, eight deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.91 percent positivity; 20.0 infection rate): 426 cases - 40 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 2.74 percent positivity; 11.49 infection rate): 36 cases – 11 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 3.39 percent positivity; 20.93 infection rate): 61 cases - 31 active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow - 3.29 percent positivity; 33.13 infection rate): 59 cases - 18 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 (191), Berkeley (1,733), Boone (420), Braxton (77), Brooke (257), Cabell (1,572), Calhoun (37), Clay (65), Doddridge (73), Fayette (804), Gilmer (64), Grant (201), Greenbrier (216), Hampshire (149), Hancock (249), Hardy (110), Harrison (691), Jackson (426), Jefferson (659), Kanawha (3,915), Lewis (121), Lincoln (274), Logan (807), Marion (433), Marshall (467), Mason (186), McDowell (139), Mercer (824), Mineral (263), Mingo (688), Monongalia (2,409), Monroe (268), Morgan (167), Nicholas (192), Ohio (654), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (74), Preston (236), Putnam (1,014), Raleigh (889), Randolph (436), Ritchie (61), Roane (116), Summers (152), Taylor (175), Tucker (67), Tyler (59), Upshur (284), Wayne (636), Webster (38), Wetzel (237), Wirt (59), Wood (775), Wyoming (369).

UPDATE: 11/2/20

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed one death and 352 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning.

The DHHR identified the latest victim as a 71-year-old Grant County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported that there have been 792,475 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 25,235 cases and 458 deaths.

Kanawha County continues to lead the state in deaths with 106. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Logan, 46, Mercer, 31; Cabell, 29, Fayette, 24; Jackson, 24; Berkeley, 18; Putnam 13, Harrison, 12; Wayne, 11; Mingo, 10 and Raleigh, 10.

The DHHR’s website also showed 5,557 active cases on Monday. Kanawha County continues to lead the state in active cases with 644. Other counties with more than 100 active cases include: Cabell, 483; Berkeley, 425; Mercer, 361; Putnam, 346; Mingo, 246; Monongalia, 246; Wood, 232; Wyoming, 201; Raleigh, 161; Marshall, 160; Ohio, 157; Harrison, 151; Boone, 128; Jefferson, 115; Wetzel, 115; and Wayne, 100.

In addition, the statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 2.95 percent, and the daily percentage was 4.19

Wood County, which was orange (5.9 percent positivity; 31.30 infection rate) on the DHHR’s daily county-alert-system map, showed 748 cases – 232 active, six deaths.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.60 percent positivity; 19.0 infection rate): 420 cases - 41 active, 24 deaths

- Pleasants (green - 2.58 percent positivity; 11.49 infection rate): 36 cases – 12 active, three deaths

- Ritchie (gold - 4.33 percent positivity; 21.68 infection rate): 56 cases - 26 active, no deaths

- Wirt (yellow - 3.47 percent positivity; 34.36 infection rate): 56 cases - 19 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 (188), Berkeley (1,709), Boone (415), Braxton (76), Brooke (253), Cabell (1,559), Calhoun (36), Clay (65), Doddridge (72), Fayette (799), Gilmer (65), Grant (200), Greenbrier (215), Hampshire (146), Hancock (244), Hardy (109), Harrison (688), Jackson (420), Jefferson (634), Kanawha (3,894), Lewis (115), Lincoln (268), Logan (805), Marion (425), Marshall (451), Mason (183), McDowell (132), Mercer (816), Mineral (250), Mingo (669), Monongalia (2,378), Monroe (267), Morgan (161), Nicholas (193), Ohio (649), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (73), Preston (227), Putnam (1,001), Raleigh (880), Randolph (431), Ritchie (56), Roane (115), Summers (142), Taylor (174), Tucker (67), Tyler (58), Upshur (279), Wayne (630), Webster (38), Wetzel (232), Wirt (56), Wood (748), Wyoming (364).

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