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UPDATE: W.Va. reports 34 deaths, 1,452 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

54 of 55 counties either red or orange on state’s daily alert map; Calhoun remains green
Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 12:09 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM EST
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UPDATE: 12/30/20 1 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 34 deaths and 1,452 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 1,318 deaths and 84,225 cases.

Fifty-four of the state’s 55 counties were either red or orange, the two highest levels on the state’s daily COVID-19 alert map. The lone standout is Calhoun County, which is green.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included six Kanawha County residents, a 46-year-old man, a 52-year-old woman, a 63-year old-man, a 74-year-old woman, an 85-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man; four Hancock County residents, a 62-year-old woman, a 71-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman; three Ohio County residents, a 71-year-old woman, a 91-year-old woman and a 93-year-old man; two Brooke County women, ages 81 and 86; two Cabell County residents, an 81-year-old man and an 82-year-old man; two Logan County men, ages 76 and 88; two Preston County residents, a 90-year-old woman and a 93-year-old man; an 81-year-old Boone County woman; a 74-year-old Fayette County woman; an 84-year-old Greenbrier County woman; an 82-year-old Hardy County man; a 91-year-old Jefferson County woman; an 88-year-old Lewis County man; a 95-year-old Monongalia County woman; an 87-year-old Mason County man; a 61-year-old McDowell County woman; a 79-year-old Mercer County man; a 72-year-old Raleigh County man; a 33-year-old Summers County woman; and a 77-year old Wyoming County woman.

“The toll this virus has taken on our state also weighs heavily on our medical providers,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “As we remember each life and each family, we also remember those fighting to save them.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,479,263 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 797 people remained hospitalized across the state, an increase of 36 from Tuesday. Another 209 were in intensive care, four fewer than on Tuesday.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 37,862 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 86,800 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 4,871 total cases (57 new) and 1,044 active cases, which is 36 fewer than on Tuesday. The county, which has recorded 41 deaths, remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 12.77 and an infection rate of 76.63 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 202. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 99, Mineral, 62; Logan, 57; Putnam, 55; Marshall, 53; Mercer, 52; Berkeley, 50; Fayette, 48; and Wood, 41.

The DHHR also reported 24,433 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,360; Cabell, 1,932; Kanawha, 1,776; Monongalia, 1,763; Harrison, 1,350; Mercer, 1,307; Wood, 1,044; Greenbrier, 862; Jefferson, 838; and Putnam, 725.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.78 percent and the daily percentage was 11.68.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.87 percent positivity; 50.99 infection rate): 1,142 cases (13 new), 237 active, 30 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 17.33 percent positivity; 132.13 infection rate): 564 cases (eight new), 308 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 10.96 percent positivity; 50.84 infection rate): 339 cases (nine new), 57 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 11.00 percent positivity; 63.81 infection rate): 216 cases (three new), 52 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 (744), Berkeley (6,202), Boone (1,053), Braxton (285), Brooke (1,387), Cabell (5,111), Calhoun (128), Clay (258), Doddridge (240), Fayette (1,695), Gilmer (391), Grant (755), Greenbrier (1,436), Hampshire (966), Hancock (1,821), Hardy (761), Harrison (2,898), Jackson (1,142), Jefferson (2,324), Kanawha (8,506), Lewis (516), Lincoln (733), Logan (1,630), Marion (1,768), Marshall (2,027), Mason (1,014), McDowell (952), Mercer (2,713), Mineral (2,085), Mingo (1,417), Monongalia (5,269), Monroe (618), Morgan (637), Nicholas (645), Ohio (2,480), Pendleton (284), Pleasants (564), Pocahontas (351), Preston (1,635), Putnam (2,925), Raleigh (2,655), Randolph (1,131), Ritchie (339), Roane (295), Summers (428), Taylor (678), Tucker (321), Tyler (353), Upshur (900), Wayne (1,682), Webster (146), Wetzel (689), Wirt (216), Wood (4,871), Wyoming (1,155).

UPDATE: 12/29/20 11:45 A.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 21 deaths and 1,337 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 1,284 deaths and 82,773 cases.

Fifty-three of the state’s 55 counties were either red or orange, the two highest levels on the state’s daily COVID-19 alert map. The two standouts are Calhoun County, which is green, and Tucker County, which is gold.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Greenbrier County residents, a 67-year-old woman, an 80-year0old man and an 88-year-old woman; three Hancock County residents, a 74-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman and an 85-year-old woman; three Monongalia County residents, a 76-year-old woman, a 91-year-old man and a 95-year-old man; two Cabell County residents, an 80-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man; two Marshall County men, ages, 62 and 90; an 81-year-old Berkeley County woman; an 81-year-old Harrison County woman; an 86-year-old McDowell County woman; a 71-year- old Pendleton County man; an 81-year-old Preston County woman; a 91-year-old Putnam County man; an 84-year-old Tucker County man; and a 93-year old Wyoming County woman.

“Each loss is a heartbreak to a family and to our state,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “I urge you to remember your actions for safety result in saving the lives of your family, neighbors and friends.”

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,468,110 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 761 people remained hospitalized across the state, an increase of 41 from Monday. Another 213 were in intensive care, up 13 from Monday.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 34,474 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 72,175 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 4,814 total cases (79 new) and 1,080 active cases, which is 39 fewer than on Monday. The county, which has recorded 41 deaths, remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 12.26 and an infection rate of 78.34 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 196. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 97, Mineral, 62; Logan, 55; Putnam, 55; Marshall, 53; Mercer, 51; Berkeley, 50; Fayette, 47; and Wood, 41.

The DHHR also reported 24,264 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,326; Cabell, 1,921; Kanawha, 1,774; Monongalia, 1,707; Harrison, 1,345; Mercer, 1,278; Wood, 1,080; Jefferson, 839; Greenbrier, 833; and Putnam, 730.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.72 percent and the daily percentage was 10.45.

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

- Jackson (red - 10.45 percent positivity; 47.99 infection rate): 1,129 cases (19 new), 227 active, 29 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 19.37 percent positivity; 139.79 infection rate): 556 cases (nine new), 325 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 10.06 percent positivity; 46.35 infection rate): 330 cases (two new), 60 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.89 percent positivity; 62.58 infection rate): 213 cases (three new), 52 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 (710), Berkeley (6,045), Boone (1,031), Braxton (276), Brooke (1,357), Cabell (5,034), Calhoun (127), Clay (252), Doddridge (238), Fayette (1,689), Gilmer (386), Grant (748), Greenbrier (1,391), Hampshire (943), Hancock (1,801), Hardy (751), Harrison (2,844), Jackson (1,129), Jefferson (2,282), Kanawha (8,425), Lewis (486), Lincoln (729), Logan (1,598), Marion (1,725), Marshall (1,960), Mason (992), McDowell (932), Mercer (2,669), Mineral (2,067), Mingo (1,398), Monongalia (5,173), Monroe (613), Morgan (632), Nicholas (636), Ohio (2,452), Pendleton (283), Pleasants (556), Pocahontas (344), Preston (1,612), Putnam (2,898), Raleigh (2,609), Randolph (1,104), Ritchie (330), Roane (290), Summers (418), Taylor (667), Tucker (312), Tyler (346), Upshur (870), Wayne (1,656), Webster (143), Wetzel (671), Wirt (213), Wood (4,814), Wyoming (1,116).

UPDATE: 12/28/20 1 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported nine deaths and726 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 1,263 deaths and 81,436 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Cabell County residents, an 80-year-old man, a 92-year-old man and a 99-year-old woman; two Hampshire County men, ages 80 and 94; two Kanawha County residents, a 45-year-old ma- and an 82-year-old woman; an 89-year-old Greenbrier County woman; and an 85-year-old Monongalia County man.

“As we continue to see COVID-19 cases increase, it is important for us to remember the brave men and women in health care who are on the front lines of this pandemic,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “These heroes take care of our loved ones and provide comfort in a time of great need. Our sincere sympathies are expressed to these family for their loss.”

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported 1,456,625 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 720 people remained hospitalized across the state, with 200 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 30,737 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 60,875 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 4,735 total cases, with 1,119 active. The county, which has recorded 41 deaths, remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 10.94 and an infection rate of 78.51 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 197. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 95, Mineral, 62; Logan, 55; Putnam, 54; Marshall, 51; Mercer, 51; Berkeley, 49; Fayette, 47; and Wood, 41.

The DHHR also reported 24,273 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,343; Cabell, 1,869; Kanawha, 1,765; Monongalia, 1,677; Harrison, 1,337; Mercer, 1,261; Wood, 1,119; Greenbrier, 833; Jefferson, 821; and Putnam, 725.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.66 percent and the daily percentage was 16.39.

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

- Jackson (red - 11.47 percent positivity; 46.49 infection rate): 1,110 cases, 226 active, 29 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 18.33 percent positivity; 132.13 infection rate): 547 cases, 351 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 11.84 percent positivity; 50.09 infection rate): 328 cases, 66 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.58 percent positivity; 60.13 infection rate): 210 cases, 52 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 (699), Berkeley (5,964), Boone (1,019), Braxton (275), Brooke (1,312), Cabell (4,945), Calhoun (124), Clay (252), Doddridge (236), Fayette (1,673), Gilmer (375), Grant (739), Greenbrier (1,368), Hampshire (926), Hancock (1,740), Hardy (734), Harrison (2,786), Jackson (1,110), Jefferson (2,249), Kanawha (8,360), Lewis (471), Lincoln (723), Logan (1,577), Marion (1,676), Marshall (1,891), Mason (980), McDowell (926), Mercer (2,622), Mineral (2,058), Mingo (1,379), Monongalia (5,110), Monroe (607), Morgan (629), Nicholas (628), Ohio (2,417), Pendleton (276), Pleasants (547), Pocahontas (338), Preston (1,586), Putnam (2,880), Raleigh (2,562), Randolph (1,054), Ritchie (328), Roane (283), Summers (406), Taylor (656), Tucker (303), Tyler (332), Upshur (836), Wayne (1,627), Webster (134), Wetzel (657), Wirt (210), Wood (4,735), Wyoming (1,106).

UPDATE: 12/24/20 11:10 A.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 34 deaths and 1,303 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning, leaving the state with 1,228 deaths and 77,239 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included an 89-year-old Wood County man, the county’s 41st death connected to the virus. In addition, the DHHR also said that the previously reported death of an 87-year old Gilmer County woman was not related to COVID-19.

Elsewhere, the DHHR confirmed the following deaths: six Hancock County residents, a 62-year-old woman, an 81-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman, an 89-year-old woman, a 90-year-old woman and a 95-year-old man; four Kanawha County residents, a 46-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 75-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man; four Pocahontas County women, ages 73, 77, 77 and 79; three Brooke County residents, a 63-year-old man, a 90-year-old woman and a 92-year-old woman; three Fayette County residents, a 65-year-old man, an 83-year -old woman and an 87-year-old woman; two Greenbrier County women, ages, 84 and 94; two Monongalia County residents, a 73-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman; two Ohio County residents, a 56-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman; an 80-year-old Jefferson County man; a 90-year-old Putnam County woman; an 80-year-old Randolph County woman; a 79-year-old Taylor County man; and a 66-year-old Wyoming County man.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for the families and friends of these West Virginians, especially during the holiday season,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We offer our sympathies to each and every person connected to these individuals.”

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,422,569 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 739 people remained hospitalized across the state, with 170 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 26,875 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 60,875 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 4,462 total cases (71 new), with 1,057 active. The county, which has recorded 41 deaths, remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.81 and an infection rate of 86.89per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 192. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 87, Mineral, 61; Logan, 55; Putnam, 54; Mercer, 51; Marshall, 50; Fayette, 47; Berkeley, 46; and Wood, 41.

The DHHR also reported 22,957 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,161; Cabell, 1,857; Kanawha, 1,714; Monongalia, 1,631; Harrison, 1,335; Mercer, 1,112; Wood, 1,057; Jefferson, 817; Greenbrier, 799; and Putnam, 724.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.50 percent and the daily percentage was 7.90.

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

- Jackson (red - 10.03 percent positivity; 50.99 infection rate): 1,055 cases (17 new), 227 active, 30 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 12.58 percent positivity; 114.90 infection rate): 330 cases (13 new), 146 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 11.27 percent positivity; 56.82 infection rate): 304 cases (three new), 56 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 8.55 percent positivity; 50.31 infection rate): 193 cases (five new), 46 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 (657), Berkeley (5,557), Boone (975), Braxton (252), Brooke (1,251), Cabell (4,770), Calhoun (118), Clay (241), Doddridge (219), Fayette (1,581), Gilmer (334), Grant (697), Greenbrier (1,256), Hampshire (891), Hancock (1,650), Hardy (689), Harrison (2,614), Jackson (1,055), Jefferson (2,150), Kanawha (8,074), Lewis (447), Lincoln (695), Logan (1,496), Marion (1,571), Marshall (1,829), Mason (934), McDowell (875), Mercer (2,410), Mineral (2,033), Mingo (1,305), Monongalia (4,915), Monroe (588), Morgan (570), Nicholas (587), Ohio (2,320), Pendleton (253), Pleasants (330), Pocahontas (333), Preston (1,450), Putnam (2,768), Raleigh (2,454), Randolph (1,035), Ritchie (304), Roane (270), Summers (376), Taylor (622), Tucker (291), Tyler (306), Upshur (773), Wayne (1,582), Webster (125), Wetzel (633), Wirt (193), Wood (4,462), Wyoming (1,073).

UPDATE: 12/23/20 11:10 A.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 23 deaths and 1,199 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 1,194 deaths and 75,936 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Mid-Ohio Valley residents, an 80-year-old Wood County man, a 97-year-old Jackson County woman and a 97-year-old Ritchie County woman.

Elsewhere, the DHHR confirmed the following deaths: three Kanawha County residents, a 61-year-old woman, a 69-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man; three Mineral County residents, a 69-year-old woman, a 74-year-old man and a 78-year-old man; two Cabell County men, ages, 80 and 91; two Marshall County residents, a 61-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man; a 78-year-old Clay County man; a 99-year-old Greenbrier County woman; a 74-year-old Hampshire County woman; an 84-year-old Hancock County woman; a 61-year-old Mason County man; an 82-year-old Monongalia County man; a 71-year-old Morgan County woman; an 81-year-old Putnam County woman; a 91-year-old Raleigh County woman; and a 71-year-old Taylor County woman.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,410,382 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 737 people remained hospitalized across the state, with 175 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 18,488 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 60,875 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 4,391 total cases (55 new), with 1,029 active. The county, which has recorded 40 deaths, remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 9.27 and an infection rate of 86.72 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 188. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 87, Mineral, 61; Logan, 55; Putnam, 53; Mercer, 51; Marshall, 50; Berkeley, 46; Fayette, 44; Wood, 40; Harrison, 31; Ohio, 31; Jackson, 29; Raleigh, 27; and Preston, 25.

The DHHR also reported 22,826 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 2,171; Cabell, 1,825; Kanawha, 1,723; Monongalia, 1,589; Harrison, 1,320; Mercer, 1,070; Wood, 1,029; Jefferson, 831; Greenbrier, 771; Putnam, 749; Ohio, 717; Marion, 644; and Mineral, 592.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.46 percent and the daily percentage was 11.51.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.29 percent positivity; 47.49 infection rate): 1,038 cases (11 new), 227 active, 29 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 11.18 percent positivity; 104.37 infection rate): 317 cases (14 new), 160 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 12.17 percent positivity; 61.31 infection rate): 301 cases (zero new), 60 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 8.01 percent positivity; 53.99 infection rate): 188 cases (three new), 42 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 (630), Berkeley (5,460), Boone (957), Braxton (240), Brooke (1,226), Cabell (4,683), Calhoun (117), Clay (239), Doddridge (216), Fayette (1,562), Gilmer (319), Grant (690), Greenbrier (1,221), Hampshire (844), Hancock (1,631), Hardy (677), Harrison (2,545), Jackson (1,038), Jefferson (2,131), Kanawha (7,984), Lewis (433), Lincoln (678), Logan (1,483), Marion (1,528), Marshall (1,810), Mason (920), McDowell (856), Mercer (2,353), Mineral (2,023), Mingo (1,289), Monongalia (4,826), Monroe (565), Morgan (560), Nicholas (584), Ohio (2,305), Pendleton (241), Pleasants (317), Pocahontas (327), Preston (1,407), Putnam (2,743), Raleigh (2,434), Randolph (1,028), Ritchie (301), Roane (268), Summers (375), Taylor (609), Tucker (280), Tyler (293), Upshur (756), Wayne (1,555), Webster (121), Wetzel (616), Wirt (188), Wood (4,391), Wyoming (1,063).

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 42 deaths, a single-day record, and 1,400 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 1,171 deaths and 74,737 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included two Wood County women, ages 83 and 100. Their deaths raised the total in the county to 39.

Elsewhere, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of nine Monongalia County residents, a 59-year-old woman, a 70-year-old woman, a 79-year-old woman, an 84-year-old woman, an 88-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman, an 89-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman and a 92-year-old woman; six Preston County residents, a 79-year-old man, an 81-year-old man, an 86-year-old woman, an 87-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman and a 92-year-old woman; five Cabell County women, ages, 67, 77, 79, 81 and 94; three Hancock County residents, a 78-year-old man, a 93-year-old woman and a 94-year-old man; three Mineral County woman, ages, 82, 87 and 92; two Fayette County women, ages 78 and 84; two Mercer County residents, a 48-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man; a 52-year-old Grant County woman; an 85-year-old Greenbrier County woman; an 83-year-old Hampshire County woman; an 81-year-old Harrison County woman; a 63-year-old Kanawha County man; a 67-year-old Lincoln County woman; a 67-year-old Logan County woman; an 84-year-old Nicholas County man; a 67-year-old Raleigh County man; and a 75-year-old Summers County man.

“Each tragic death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We send our sympathy to these families and urge all Wetst Virginians to continue following the guidelines to protect our residents.”

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,404,107 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 739 people remained hospitalized across the state, with 175 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 15,914 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 21,075 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 4,336 total cases, with 1,051 active. The county remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 9.32 and an infection rate of 87.24 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 184. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 85, Mineral, 58; Logan, 55; Putnam, 52; Mercer, 51; Marshall, 48; Berkeley, 46; Fayette, 44; Wood, 39; Harrison, 31; Ohio, 31; Jackson, 28; Raleigh, 26; and Preston, 25.

The DHHR also reported 22,864 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 2,142; Cabell, 1,788; Kanawha, 1,722; Monongalia, 1,600; Harrison, 1,319; Wood, 1,051; Mercer, 1,043; Jefferson, 831; Putnam, 775; Greenbrier, 758; Ohio, 711; Marion, 649; and Mineral, 607.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.43 percent and the daily percentage was 10.25.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.56 percent positivity; 52.99 infection rate): 1,027 cases, 217 active, 28 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 9.56 percent positivity; 93.83 infection rate): 303 cases, 146 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 11.69 percent positivity; 62.05 infection rate): 301 cases, 66 active, six deaths

- Wirt (orange- 7.99 percent positivity; 52.76 infection rate): 185 cases, 44 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 (624), Berkeley (5,348), Boone (942), Braxton (227), Brooke (1,213), Cabell (4,593), Calhoun (116), Clay (236), Doddridge (212), Fayette (1,536), Gilmer (295), Grant (683), Greenbrier (1,194), Hampshire (832), Hancock (1,609), Hardy (661), Harrison (2,478), Jackson (1,027), Jefferson (2,108), Kanawha (7,904), Lewis (421), Lincoln (671), Logan (1,449), Marion (1,510), Marshall (1,801), Mason (906), McDowell (830), Mercer (2,303), Mineral (2,000), Mingo (1,261), Monongalia (4,778), Monroe (556), Morgan (560), Nicholas (576), Ohio (2,282), Pendleton (235), Pleasants (303), Pocahontas (319), Preston (1,352), Putnam (2,725), Raleigh (2,408), Randolph (1,007), Ritchie (301), Roane (264), Summers (374), Taylor (593), Tucker (276), Tyler (290), Upshur (739), Wayne (1,526), Webster (121), Wetzel (601), Wirt (185), Wood (4,336), Wyoming (1,040).

UPDATE: 12/18/20 12:30 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 20 deaths and 1,266 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning, leaving the state with 1,091 deaths and 69,751 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Wood County women, ages, 65, 84, and 86. That raises the total number of deaths in the county to 36.

Elsewhere, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of three Kanawha County residents, a 17-year-old boy, a 58-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman; two Berkeley County residents, a 78-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man; two Mineral County men, ages, 46 and 85; two Wyoming County women, ages, 77 and 95; a 60-year-old Barbour County woman; an 80-year-old Cabell County man; a 61-year-old Grant County man; a 78-year-old Hancock County man; a 67-year-old Mingo County woman; a 78-year-old McDowell County man; a 74-year-old Monroe County woman; and a 77-year-old Raleigh County man.

“Today is another hard day as West Virginians cope with the loss of loved ones,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “These are people—mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Our deepest condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones in this pandemic.”

As of 10 a.m., the DHHR reported 1,365,174 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 753 people remained hospitalized across the state, 28 fewer than on Thursday. The number of people in intensive care also dropped to 193 from 206.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,993 total cases (80 new) and 1,006 active cases. The county remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 9.57 and an infection rate of 86.21 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 180. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 78, Logan, 54, Mineral, 54; Putnam, 51; Mercer, 49; Berkeley, 45; Marshall, 44; Fayette, 40; Wood, 36; Ohio, 31; Harrison, 29 and Jackson, 28.

The DHHR also reported 22,028 active cases across the state, 196 more than on Thursday. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 2,159; Cabell, 1,669; Kanawha, 1,627; Monongalia, 1,515; Harrison, 1,216; Wood, 1,096; Mercer, 899; Jefferson, 830; Putnam, 813; Mineral, 811; Greenbrier, 697; Ohio, 658; and Marion, 608.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.27 percent and the daily percentage was 7.28.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.53 percent positivity; 60.49 infection rate): 973 cases (24 new), 200 active, 28 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 8.40 percent positivity; 90.00 infection rate): 234 cases (six new), 105 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 11.11 percent positivity; 61.31 infection rate): 277 cases (five new), 73 active, six deaths

- Wirt (orange- 5.75 percent positivity; 50.31 infection rate): 170 (three new), 42 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 (591), Berkeley (4,981), Boone (873), Braxton (205), Brooke (1,097), Cabell (4,306), Calhoun (115), Clay (222), Doddridge (190), Fayette (1,448), Gilmer (267), Grant (636), Greenbrier (1066), Hampshire (753), Hancock (1,477), Hardy (585), Harrison (2,269), Jackson (973), Jefferson (1,990), Kanawha (7,503), Lewis (383), Lincoln (617), Logan (1,322), Marion (1,382), Marshall (1,741), Mason (872), McDowell (786), Mercer (2,060), Mineral (1,961), Mingo (1,186), Monongalia (4,512), Monroe (516), Morgan (518), Nicholas (538), Ohio (2,137), Pendleton (209), Pleasants (234), Pocahontas (309), Preston (1,237), Putnam (2,580), Raleigh (2,236), Randolph (977), Ritchie (277), Roane (253), Summers (346), Taylor (537), Tucker (255), Tyler (260), Upshur (683), Wayne (1,442), Webster (118), Wetzel (562), Wirt (170), Wood (3,993), Wyoming (995).

UPDATE: 12/17/20 12:30 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 32 deaths and 1,636 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning, leaving the state with 1,071 deaths and 68,485 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Wood County residents, a 61-year-old man, a 66-year-old woman and a 74-year-old woman; four Brooke County residents, an 81-year-old man and three 92-year-old women; three Barbour County residents, a 60-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and a 98-year-old woman; three Marshall County residents, a 70-year-old woman, an 80-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman; three Raleigh County residents, an 81-year-old man, an 83-year-old woman and a 90-year-old woman; two Boone County residents, an 84-year-old man and a 100-year-old woman; two 76-year-old Mercer County men; two Monongalia County men, ages 74 and 81; two Ohio County women, ages, 57 and 92; two Preston County residents, an 85-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman; a 75-year-old Hardy County woman; a 59-year-old Harrison County woman; a 105-year-old Jefferson County woman; a 93-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 71-year-old Lewis County man; and a 76-year-old Tucker County man.

“Every life lost to this deadly virus leaves a hole in a family, a community and our state,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “I offer my deepest sympathies to all who are mourning a loved one today.”

As of 10 a.m., the DHHR reported 1,353,347 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 781 people remained hospitalized across the state, including 206 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,913 total cases (100 new) and 1,033 active cases. The county remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 9.18 and an infection rate of 88.43 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 176. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 77, Logan, 54, Mineral, 52; Putnam, 51; Mercer, 49; Marshall, 44; Berkeley, 43; Fayette, 40; Wood, 33; Ohio, 31; Harrison, 29 and Jackson, 28.

The DHHR also reported 21,832 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 2,172; Kanawha, 1,646; Cabell, 1,613; Monongalia, 1,471; Harrison, 1,210; Wood, 1,033; Mercer, 871; Putnam, 836; Mineral, 833; Jefferson, 827; Ohio, 681; Greenbrier, 668; and Marion, 594.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.18 percent and the daily percentage was 10.27.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.69 percent positivity; 53.49 infection rate): 949 cases (eight new), 183 active, 28 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 8.42 percent positivity; 90.90 infection rate): 228 cases (eight new), 106 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 10.72 percent positivity; 64.30 infection rate): 272 cases (seven new), 72 active, six deaths

- Wirt (orange- 6.35 percent positivity; 49.08 infection rate): 167 (three new), 40 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 (577), Berkeley (4,916), Boone (859), Braxton (190), Brooke (1,083), Cabell (4,221), Calhoun (112), Clay (216), Doddridge (183), Fayette (1,429), Gilmer (262), Grant (624), Greenbrier (1025), Hampshire (724), Hancock (1,441), Hardy (578), Harrison (2,205), Jackson (949), Jefferson (1,961), Kanawha (7,412), Lewis (369), Lincoln (596), Logan (1,292), Marion (1,347), Marshall (1,724), Mason (856), McDowell (773), Mercer (2,006), Mineral (1,941), Mingo (1,172), Monongalia (4,422), Monroe (505), Morgan (499), Nicholas (529), Ohio (2,102), Pendleton (202), Pleasants (228), Pocahontas (304), Preston (1,188), Putnam (2,560), Raleigh (2,212), Randolph (969), Ritchie (272), Roane (248), Summers (343), Taylor (530), Tucker (252), Tyler (254), Upshur (675), Wayne (1,417), Webster (114), Wetzel (549), Wirt (167), Wood (3,913), Wyoming (988).

UPDATE: 12/16/20 5:40 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 27 deaths and 1,141 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 1,039 deaths and 66,849 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included an 85-year-old Wood County woman, the county’s 32nd death linked to the virus. The other deaths included three Kanawha County men, ages, 64, 68 and 73; three Marshall County residents, a 62-year-old man, a 73-year-old woman and an 88-year-old woman; two Brooke County men, both 76; two Cabell County women, ages 53 and 84; two Greenbrier County residents, a 66-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man; two Ohio County residents, a 69-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman; two Wetzel County men, ages 73 and 79; an 83-year-old Berkeley County woman; an 83-year-old Hancock County man; a 79-year-old Hardy County man; a 76-year-old Lewis County woman; a 92-year-old Marion County woman; a 75-year-old Mercer County man; an 87-year-old Morgan County man; a 90-year-old Pocahontas County man; an 82-year-old Putnam County man; and a 92-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“It never gets easier to announce the amount of COVID-19 cases or all the people we have lost,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “This pandemic has affected all West Virginians. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and to every person who has been affected by COVID-19.”

As of 10 a.m., the DHHR reported 1,339,101 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 766 people remained hospitalized across the state, including 197 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,813 total cases (52 new) and 1,042 active cases. The county moved back to red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.26 and an infection rate of 86.38 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 174. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 77, Logan, 54, Mineral, 52; Putnam, 51; Mercer, 47; Berkeley, 43; Fayette, 40; Marshall, 40; Wood, 32; Ohio, 29; Jackson, 28; and Harrison, 27.

The DHHR also reported 21,260 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 2,066; Kanawha, 1,622; Cabell, 1,577; Monongalia, 1,396; Harrison, 1,154; Wood, 1,042; Mineral, 842; Mercer, 828; Putnam, 825; Jefferson, 817; Ohio, 683; Greenbrier, 616; and Marion, 577.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.18 percent and the daily percentage was 10.27.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.40 percent positivity; 52.49 infection rate): 941 cases (31 new), 187 active, 28 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 8.31 percent positivity; 90.00 infection rate): 219 cases (eight new), 101 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 9.80 percent positivity; 57.57 infection rate): 265 cases (three new), 72 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (orange- 7.42 percent positivity; 53.99 infection rate): 164 (three new), 39 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 (575), Berkeley (4,745), Boone (841), Braxton (187), Brooke (1,069), Cabell (4,134), Calhoun (112), Clay (211), Doddridge (178), Fayette (1,407), Gilmer (258), Grant (606), Greenbrier (963), Hampshire (682), Hancock (1,378), Hardy (553), Harrison (2,123), Jackson (941), Jefferson (1,914), Kanawha (7,282), Lewis (359), Lincoln (578), Logan (1,261), Marion (1,310), Marshall (1,711), Mason (836), McDowell (755), Mercer (1,935), Mineral (1,900), Mingo (1,151), Monongalia (4,319), Monroe (491), Morgan (482), Nicholas (521), Ohio (2,067), Pendleton (193), Pleasants (219), Pocahontas (303), Preston (1,147), Putnam (2,528), Raleigh (2,166), Randolph (947), Ritchie (265), Roane (244), Summers (334), Taylor (516), Tucker (244), Tyler (250), Upshur (661), Wayne (1,391), Webster (111), Wetzel (541), Wirt (164), Wood (3,813), Wyoming (977).

UPDATE: 12/15/20 11:05 A.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 34 deaths and 1,314 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 1,012 deaths and 65,708 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR on Tuesday included five Kanawha County residents, a 76-year-old man, a 79-year-old man, an 83-year-old woman, a 92-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman; five Mineral County residents, a 67-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man, an 80-year-old woman, an 89-year-old man and a 96-year-old man; three Cabell County residents, a 66-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman; two Hardy County residents, a 72-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man; a 41-year-old Berkeley County woman; a 76-year-old Fayette County woman; an 89-year-old Greenbrier County man; a 78-year-old Hancock County man; a 94-year-old Harrison County woman; a 78-year-old Jackson County woman; a 50-year-old Marshall County man; an 82-year-old Mason County woman; a 63-year-old Mercer County woman; an 86-year-old Monongalia County woman; an 86-year-old Monroe County man; a 74-year-old Morgan County woman; a 63-year old Pleasants County woman; an 89-year-old Putnam County woman; a 52-year-old Ritchie County man; an 84-year-old Roane County man; a 68-year-old Summers County man; a 78-year-old Taylor County man; and a 72-year-old Wayne County woman.

“As we share this sad news, we pause to remember each West Virginian lost,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our deepest condolences are extended to these families.”

As of 10 a.m., the DHHR reported 1,330,401 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 774 people remained hospitalized across the state, including 207 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,761 total cases (83 new) and 1,082 active cases. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.98 and an infection rate of 88.77 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 171. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 75, Logan, 54, Mineral, 52; Putnam, 50; Mercer, 46; Berkeley, 42; Fayette, 40; Marshall, 38; Wood, 29; Jackson, 28; Ohio, 27; and Harrison, 26.

The DHHR also reported 21,091 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 2,001; Kanawha, 1,649; Cabell, 1,517; Monongalia, 1,375; Harrison, 1,127; Wood, 1,082; Putnam, 849; Mineral, 843; Mercer, 817; Jefferson, 802; Ohio, 681; Greenbrier, 605; and Marion, 572.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.14 percent and the daily percentage was 9.61.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.83 percent positivity; 59.49 infection rate): 910 cases (10 new), 166 active, 28 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 9.34 percent positivity; 102.45 infection rate): 211 cases (2 new), 101 active, five deaths

- Ritchie (red - 10.64 percent positivity; 62.80 infection rate): 262 cases (six new), 71 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (orange - 7.21 percent positivity; 52.76 infection rate): 161 (four new), 39 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 (564), Berkeley (4,652), Boone (820), Braxton (178), Brooke (1,045), Cabell (4,047), Calhoun (112), Clay (200), Doddridge (175), Fayette (1,399), Gilmer (256), Grant (600), Greenbrier (945), Hampshire (664), Hancock (1,337), Hardy (548), Harrison (2,076), Jackson (920), Jefferson (1,874), Kanawha (7,213), Lewis (347), Lincoln (564), Logan (1,236), Marion (1,286), Marshall (1,693), Mason (815), McDowell (752), Mercer (1,905), Mineral (1,857), Mingo (1,143), Monongalia (4,256), Monroe (485), Morgan (476), Nicholas (512), Ohio (2,043), Pendleton (188), Pleasants (211), Pocahontas (300), Preston (1,111), Putnam (2,505), Raleigh (2,104), Randolph (927), Ritchie (262), Roane (243), Summers (331), Taylor (507), Tucker (242), Tyler (242), Upshur (644), Wayne (1,358), Webster (112), Wetzel (533), Wirt (161), Wood (3,761), Wyoming (971).

UPDATE: 12/14/20 2:50 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 10 deaths and 1,177 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 978 deaths and 64,394 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR on Monday included five Berkeley County residents, a 71-year-old Berkeley County man; a 74-year-old woman; a 76-year-old woman; an 86-year-old woman; and a 95-year-old woman; a 66-year-old Grant County man; a 90-year old Jefferson County man; a 78-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 67-year-old Preston County man; and a 79-year-old Raleigh County man.

“As we mourn the West Virginia lives lost to this devastating virus, we must not lose sight of our power to prevent additional deaths by following public health safety measures of wearing masks, washing hands, staying home when sick, and social distancing,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported 1,321,330 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, there were 720 people hospitalized across the state, including 199 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,678 total cases and 1,097 active cases. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.71 and an infection rate of 85.52 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 167. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 72, Logan, 54, Putnam, 49; Mineral, 47, Mercer, 45; Berkeley, 41; Fayette, 39; Marshall, 37; Wood, 29; Jackson, 27; Ohio, 27; and Harrison, 25.

The DHHR also reported 21,076 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,945; Kanawha, 1,633; Cabell, 1,503; Monongalia, 1,332; Wood, 1,097; Harrison, 1,078; Putnam, 863; Mineral, 853; Jefferson, 785; Mercer, 766; Ohio, 670; Greenbrier, 600; and Marion, 581; and Greenbrier, 502.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 4.10 percent and the daily percentage was 8.33.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.06 percent positivity; 59.49 infection rate): 910 cases, 168 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 9.92 percent positivity; 109.15 infection rate): 209 cases, 107 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (red - 9.93 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 256 cases, 72 active, six deaths

- Wirt (orange - 7.03 percent positivity; 56.45 infection rate): 157, 40 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 (562), Berkeley (4,537), Boone (813), Braxton (172), Brooke (1,005), Cabell (3,962), Calhoun (106), Clay (193), Doddridge (173), Fayette (1,377), Gilmer (257), Grant (596), Greenbrier (924), Hampshire (631), Hancock (1,292), Hardy (524), Harrison (2,012), Jackson (910), Jefferson (1,836), Kanawha (7,099), Lewis (343), Lincoln (546), Logan (1,222), Marion (1,262), Marshall (1,660), Mason (798), McDowell (745), Mercer (1,834), Mineral (1,825), Mingo (1,132), Monongalia (4,171), Monroe (482), Morgan (468), Nicholas (503), Ohio (2,011), Pendleton (182), Pleasants (209), Pocahontas (295), Preston (1,081), Putnam (2,477), Raleigh (2,073), Randolph (905), Ritchie (256), Roane (237), Summers (327), Taylor (490), Tucker (241), Tyler (229), Upshur (639), Wayne (1,336), Webster (110), Wetzel (523), Wirt (159), Wood (3,678), Wyoming (964).

UPDATE: 12/11/20 2:50 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 17 deaths and 942 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning, leaving the state with 938 deaths and 60,637 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR on Friday included five Ohio County residents, a 69-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman, an 82-year-old woman, a 90-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman; four Mineral County residents, a 61-year-old man, a 77-year-old man, an 86-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman; two Hampshire County women, ages 74 and 90; an 85-year-old Greenbrier County woman; a 76-year-old Jefferson County man; a 93-year-old Nicholas County woman; an 84-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 97-year-old Preston County woman; and a 101-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are devastated by the loss of more West Virginians,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “I urge all West Virginians to follow the health and safety recommendations and extend deepest sympathy to families grieving.”

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported 1,283,407 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, there were a record 687 people hospitalized across the state, including 193 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,417 total cases (77 new) and 1,057 active cases. The county a remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 6.95 and an infection rate of 84.50 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 164. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 69, Logan, 53, Putnam, 46; Mercer, 45; Mineral, 42, Fayette, 39; Berkeley, 36; Marshall, 36; Jackson, 27; Ohio, 27; Wood, 27 and Harrison, 25.

The DHHR also reported 19,971 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,830; Kanawha, 1,564; Cabell, 1,427; Monongalia, 1,188; Wood, 1,057; Harrison, 988; Mineral, 916; Putnam, 889; Jefferson, 773; Mercer, 668; Ohio, 633; Marion, 538; and Greenbrier, 502.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.99 percent and the daily percentage was 3.99.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.48 percent positivity; 57.49 infection rate): 850 cases (eight new) - 130 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 5.82 percent positivity; 65.11 infection rate): 154 cases (13 new) – 61 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.17 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 234 cases (seven new) - 63 active, five deaths

- Wirt (red - 9.74 percent positivity; 67.49 infection rate): 157 cases (five new) - 46 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 (541), Berkeley (4,276), Boone (780), Braxton (161), Brooke (935), Cabell (3,719), Calhoun (100), Clay (186), Doddridge (158), Fayette (1,328), Gilmer (234), Grant (551), Greenbrier (792), Hampshire (564), Hancock (1,188), Hardy (471), Harrison (1,871), Jackson (850), Jefferson (1,746), Kanawha (6,788), Lewis (316), Lincoln (521), Logan (1,192), Marion (1,163), Marshall (1,614), Mason (741), McDowell (718), Mercer (1,670), Mineral (1,763), Mingo (1,093), Monongalia (3,897), Monroe (452), Morgan (419), Nicholas (473), Ohio (1,924), Pendleton (161), Pleasants (154), Pocahontas (289), Preston (962), Putnam (2,395), Raleigh (1,954), Randolph (867), Ritchie (234), Roane (231), Summers (317), Taylor (458), Tucker (219), Tyler (205), Upshur (605), Wayne (1,279), Webster (101), Wetzel (500), Wirt (157), Wood (3,417), Wyoming (937).

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 20 deaths and 921 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning, leaving the state with 921 deaths and 59,695 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR on Thursday included two Wood County men, ages 77 and 86; a 87-year-old Jackson County woman; three Cabell County residents, a 38-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man and a 70-year-old man; three Kanawha County men, ages 75, 80 and 83; two Greenbrier County women, ages 71 and 92; two Mineral County men, ages 77 and 80; two Putnam County residents, a 75-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman; a 72-year-old Boone County woman; a 78-year-old Brooke County man; a 59-year-old Hancock County man; a 90-year-old Preston County woman; and a 42-year-old Raleigh County man.

“As this pandemic continues, it doesn’t get any easier to report the deaths of our residents,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our sincere condolences are extended to these families.”

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,265,329 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, there were 679 people hospitalized across the state, including 184 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,340 total cases (92 new) and 1,035 active cases, eight fewer than on Thursday. The county also moved to orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.52 and an infection rate of 86.89 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 163. Other counties that have recorded at least 25 deaths include: Cabell, 68, Logan, 53, Putnam, 46; Mercer, 45; Fayette, 39; Mineral, 38; Berkeley, 36; Marshall, 35; Jackson, 27; Wood, 27; Harrison, 25; and Ohio, 23.

The DHHR also reported 20,160 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,823; Kanawha, 1,600; Cabell, 1,407; Monongalia, 1,172; Wood, 1,035; Mineral, 998; Harrison, 970; Putnam, 969; Jefferson, 769; Mercer, 676; Ohio, 647; Marion, 529; McDowell, 521; and Marshall, 508.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.98 percent and the daily percentage was 6.24.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.17 percent positivity; 60.56 infection rate): 842 cases (eight new) - 132 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 5.47 percent positivity; 53.62 infection rate): 141 cases (two new) – 52 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.17 percent positivity; 60.56 infection rate): 227 cases (eight new) - 64 active, five deaths

- Wirt (red - 9.42 percent positivity; 67.49 infection rate): 152 cases (18 new) - 43 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 (543), Berkeley (4,224), Boone (767), Braxton (159), Brooke (918), Cabell (3,661), Calhoun (95), Clay (183), Doddridge (154), Fayette (1,303), Gilmer (231), Grant (537), Greenbrier (772), Hampshire (547), Hancock (1,139), Hardy (456), Harrison (1,835), Jackson (842), Jefferson (1,724), Kanawha (6,705), Lewis (301), Lincoln (514), Logan (1,180), Marion (1,141), Marshall (1,600), Mason (721), McDowell (708), Mercer (1,652), Mineral (1,748), Mingo (1,082), Monongalia (3,851), Monroe (444), Morgan (409), Nicholas (463), Ohio (1,901), Pendleton (153), Pleasants (141), Pocahontas (289), Preston (940), Putnam (2,379), Raleigh (1,946), Randolph (852), Ritchie (227), Roane (227), Summers (311), Taylor (454), Tucker (211), Tyler (197), Upshur (591), Wayne (1,259), Webster (99), Wetzel (493), Wirt (152), Wood (3,340), Wyoming (924).

UPDATE: 12/9/20 6:20 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 31 deaths and 1,402 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 901 deaths and 58,462 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Wood County men, ages, 59, 72 and 78; a 74-year-old Ritchie County woman; six Mineral County residents, a 54-year-old man, a 64-year-old man, a 64-year old woman, a 79-year-old woman, an 83-year-old woman; and a 94-year-old woman; four Berkeley County residents, a 70-year-old man, a 71-year-old woman, a 76-year-old man; and an 87-year-old woman; four Mercer County residents, a 49-year-old man, a 65-year-old man, an 88-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman; three Ohio County residents, a 59-year-old woman, an 89-year-old man and an 85-year-old man; two Kanawha County men, ages, 76 and 90; two Putnam County residents, an 80-year old-man and an 89-year-old woman; an 87-year-old Gilmer County woman; an 88-year-old Hancock County man; a 73-year-old Hardy County man; a 74-year-old Marshall County woman; an 83-year-old Wayne County man; and an 81-year-old Wyoming County man.

“As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we also encourage all West Virginians to recognize the continued need to take every possible step to slow the spread of this disease,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,250,368 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 58,462 total cases and 901 deaths. In addition, there were 650 people hospitalized across the state, including 180 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,248 total cases (51 new) and 1,043 active cases. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.42 and an infection rate of 82.20 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 160. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 65, Logan, 53, Mercer, 45; Putnam, 44; Fayette, 39; Berkeley, 36; Mineral, 36; Marshall, 35; Jackson, 27; Harrison, 25; Wood, 24; Ohio, 23; Mingo, 18; Raleigh, 18; Jefferson, 17; Wayne, 17; Boone, 16; Preston, 16; Brooke, 14; Wetzel, 14; Greenbrier, 12; Hancock, 11; Summers, 11; Wyoming, 11; Grant, 10; and Monroe, 10.

The DHHR also reported 19,677 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,699; Kanawha, 1,581; Cabell, 1,305; Monongalia, 1,123; Wood, 1,053; Putnam, 1,024; Mineral, 952; Harrison, 933; Jefferson, 725; Ohio, 651; Mercer, 640; Marshall, 551; Marion, 535; and McDowell, 521.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.95 percent and the daily percentage was 6.59.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.07 percent positivity; 58.99 infection rate): 834 cases (36 new) - 134 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 5.49 percent positivity; 54.58 infection rate): 139 cases (three new) – 55 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.67 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 219 cases (four new) - 62 active, five deaths

- Wirt (red - 8.97 percent positivity; 58.99 infection rate): 134 cases - 36 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 (540), Berkeley (4,122), Boone (753), Braxton (154), Brooke (891), Cabell (3,581), Calhoun (92), Clay (170), Doddridge (152), Fayette (1,284), Gilmer (228), Grant (520), Greenbrier (721), Hampshire (516), Hancock (1,085), Hardy (441), Harrison (1,794), Jackson (834), Jefferson (1,677), Kanawha (6,599), Lewis (298), Lincoln (507), Logan (1,169), Marion (1,127), Marshall (1,570), Mason (705), McDowell (700), Mercer (1,617), Mineral (1,733), Mingo (1,075), Monongalia (3,796), Monroe (438), Morgan (387), Nicholas (455), Ohio (1,873), Pendleton (147), Pleasants (139), Pocahontas (281), Preston (903), Putnam (2,353), Raleigh (1,894), Randolph (837), Ritchie (219), Roane (223), Summers (307), Taylor (447), Tucker (207), Tyler (194), Upshur (587), Wayne (1,238), Webster (94), Wetzel (489), Wirt (144), Wood (3,248), Wyoming (907).

UPDATE: 12/8/20 12:45 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 29 deaths and 932 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 870 deaths and 57,060 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR include an 89-year-old Wood County man, the county’s 21st death linked to the virus; four Kanawha County residents, an 81-year-old woman, an 86-year-old man, a 92-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman; three Cabell County residents, a 54-year-old woman, a 65-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman; three Greenbrier County residents, a 90-year-old woman and two 97-year-old women; three Hancock County women, ages 78, 85 and 95; two Marshall County residents, a 59-year-old woman and a 96-year-old man; two Putnam County women, ages 80 and 81; a 72-year-old Berkeley County man; a 90-year-old Boone County woman; a 70-year-old Fayette County woman; a 53-year-old Grant County woman; a 62-year-old Harrison County woman; a 74-year-old Jefferson County woman; a 62-year-old Lincoln County man; a 77-year-old Mason County man; a 67-year-old Mingo County man; a 75-year-old Raleigh County man; and a 65-year-old Randolph County man.

“Over the past few days, we have lost an additional 29 West Virginians,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we also encourage all residents to recognize the continued need to take every possible step to slow the spread of this disease.”

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,236,850 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, there were 646 people hospitalized across the state, including 187 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,191 total cases and 1,053 active cases. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.75 and an infection rate of 94.42 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 158. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 64, Logan, 53, Putnam, 42; Mercer, 41; Fayette, 39; Marshall, 34; Berkeley, 32; Mineral, 30; Jackson, 27; Harrison, 25; Wood, 21; Ohio, 20; Mingo, 18; Raleigh, 18; Jefferson, 17; Boone, 16; Wayne, 16; Preston, 15; Wetzel, 14; Brooke, 12; Greenbrier, 12; Summers, 11; Wyoming, 11; Grant, 10; Hancock, 10 and Monroe, 10.

The DHHR also reported 19,677 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,699; Kanawha, 1,581; Cabell, 1,305; Monongalia, 1,123; Wood, 1,053; Putnam, 1,024; Mineral, 952; Harrison, 933; Jefferson, 725; Ohio, 651; Mercer, 640; Marshall, 551; Marion, 535; and McDowell, 521.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.91 percent and the daily percentage was 6.14.

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

- Jackson (orange - 6.79 percent positivity; 44.49 infection rate): 798 cases - 123 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 5.68 percent positivity; 58.41 infection rate): 136 cases – 55 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.59 percent positivity; 61.31 infection rate): 215 cases - 71 active, five deaths

- Wirt (red - 9.25 percent positivity; 60.13 infection rate): 141 cases - 40 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 (536), Berkeley (4,009), Boone (736), Braxton (153), Brooke (845), Cabell (3,470), Calhoun (92), Clay (161), Doddridge (147), Fayette (1,272), Gilmer (225), Grant (507), Greenbrier (707), Hampshire (476), Hancock (1,035), Hardy (420), Harrison (1,747), Jackson (798), Jefferson (1,638), Kanawha (6,478), Lewis (290), Lincoln (490), Logan (1,160), Marion (1,104), Marshall (1,538), Mason (685), McDowell (693), Mercer (1,581), Mineral (1,645), Mingo (1,062), Monongalia (3,738), Monroe (432), Morgan (373), Nicholas (442), Ohio (1,850), Pendleton (139), Pleasants (136), Pocahontas (277), Preston (871), Putnam (2,310), Raleigh (1,832), Randolph (808), Ritchie (215), Roane (223), Summers (302), Taylor (443), Tucker (204), Tyler (188), Upshur (579), Wayne (1,220), Webster (89), Wetzel (481), Wirt (141), Wood (3,191), Wyoming (876).

UPDATE: 12/7/20 12:15 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported three deaths and 1,131 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 841 deaths and 56,128 cases.

Deaths confirmed by the DHHR included two Kanawha County residents, an 89-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman; and a 91-year-old Roane County woman.

“Each death of a West Virginian is a loss if felt by all,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We extend our sincere condolences to these families and encourage continued abidance of the guidelines and safety measures.”

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported 1,226,697 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, there were 610 people hospitalized across the state, including 176 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 3,124 total cases and 1,079 active cases. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.95 and an infection rate of 90.14 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 157. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 62, Logan, 53, Mercer, 41; Fayette, 39; Putnam, 37, Marshall, 32; Berkeley, 31; Mineral, 30; Jackson, 27; Harrison, 24; Wood, 21; Ohio, 20; Mingo, 17; Raleigh, 17; Jefferson, 16; Wayne, 16; Boone, 15; Preston, 15; Wetzel, 14; Brooke, 12; Wyoming, 11; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 19,691 active cases across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,666; Kanawha, 1,520; Cabell, 1,257; Monongalia, 1,101; Wood, 1,079; Putnam, 1,033; Mineral, 967; Harrison, 924; Jefferson, 727; Ohio, 671; Mercer, 608; Marshall, 598; Marion, 533; and McDowell, 523.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.88 percent and the daily percentage was 7.24.

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

- Jackson (orange - 6.93 percent positivity; 44.99 infection rate): 789 cases - 119 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 5.10 percent positivity; 53.62 infection rate): 129 cases – 55 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.46 percent positivity; 62.05 infection rate): 213 cases - 76 active, four deaths

- Wirt (red - 9.46 percent positivity; 60.13 infection rate): 139 cases - 42 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 (520), Berkeley (3,932), Boone (728), Braxton (154), Brooke (826), Cabell (3,414), Calhoun (91), Clay (158), Doddridge (140), Fayette (1,268), Gilmer (221), Grant (500), Greenbrier (681), Hampshire (460), Hancock (996), Hardy (399), Harrison (1,726), Jackson (789), Jefferson (1,612), Kanawha (6,367), Lewis (283), Lincoln (483), Logan (1,152), Marion (1,083), Marshall (1,531), Mason (666), McDowell (691), Mercer (1,542), Mineral (1,629), Mingo (1,053), Monongalia (3,691), Monroe (427), Morgan (372), Nicholas (430), Ohio (1,822), Pendleton (137), Pleasants (129), Pocahontas (273), Preston (845), Putnam (2,280), Raleigh (1,805), Randolph (798), Ritchie (213), Roane (223), Summers (301), Taylor (438), Tucker (196), Tyler (182), Upshur (573), Wayne (1,198), Webster (88), Wetzel (476), Wirt (139), Wood (3,124), Wyoming (873).

UPDATE: 12/4/20 11:50 A.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 10 deaths and 1,147 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning, leaving the state with 799 deaths and 52,172 cases.

Deaths confirmed by the DHHR included two Putnam County women, ages 85 and 95; a 65-year-old Berkeley County man; an 89-year-old Brooke County man; a 53-year-old Hardy County woman; a 55-year-old Kanawha County man; a 72-year-old Lewis County woman; a 64-year-old Marshall County man; an 82-year-old Mingo County woman; and a 94-year-old Ohio County woman.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “I urge all West Virginians to continue to follow all of the safety recommendations.”

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported 1,180,491 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, there were 632 people hospitalized across the state, including 169 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,910 total cases, up 87 from Thursday, and 1,040 active cases, down one from Thursday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 9.04 and an infection rate of 80.05 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 149. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 61, Logan, 51, Mercer, 39; Fayette, 35; Putnam, 34, Marshall, 32; Berkeley, 27; Jackson, 27; Harrison, 24; Mineral, 22; Wood, 19; Ohio, 18; Raleigh, 17; Jefferson, 16; Mingo, 16; Wayne, 16; Boone, 15; Wetzel, 14; Brooke, 13; Preston, 12; Wyoming, 11; Greenbrier, 10; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 17,716 active cases across the state, which is up 288 from Thursday. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,486; Kanawha, 1,358; Cabell, 1,154; Wood, 1,040; Putnam, 995; Monongalia, 958; Mineral, 906; Harrison, 825; Jefferson, 666; Ohio, 595; Mercer, 554; Marshall, 540; and McDowell, 513.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.73 percent and the daily percentage was 6.94.

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

- Jackson (gold - 4.64 percent positivity; 23.00 infection rate): 733 cases - 79 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (gold - 4.63 percent positivity; 49.79 infection rate): 118 cases – 52 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.54 percent positivity; 64.30 infection rate): 195 cases - 70 active, four deaths

- Wirt (red - 13.13 percent positivity; 65.04 infection rate): 129 cases - 43 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 (482), Berkeley (3,617), Boone (703), Braxton (134), Brooke (753), Cabell (3,177), Calhoun (89), Clay (147), Doddridge (130), Fayette (1,226), Gilmer (215), Grant (440), Greenbrier (592), Hampshire (394), Hancock (851), Hardy (347), Harrison (1,581), Jackson (733), Jefferson (1,486), Kanawha (6,023), Lewis (262), Lincoln (455), Logan (1,114), Marion (989), Marshall (1,396), Mason (580), McDowell (663), Mercer (1,423), Mineral (1,491), Mingo (1,023), Monongalia (3,490), Monroe (404), Morgan (326), Nicholas (399), Ohio (1,708), Pendleton (121), Pleasants (118), Pocahontas (239), Preston (751), Putnam (2,135), Raleigh (1,742), Randolph (777), Ritchie (195), Roane (209), Summers (290), Taylor (382), Tucker (168), Tyler (164), Upshur (551), Wayne (1,113), Webster (70), Wetzel (454), Wirt (129), Wood (2,910), Wyoming (811).

UPDATE: 12/3/20 1 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 11 deaths and 1,120 new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning, with one of the deaths being a 51-year-old Wood County man.

The man is the 19th Wood County resident whose death has been linked to the virus, which has now claimed 789 lives in the Mountain State.

Other deaths confirmed by the DHHR included two Berkeley County residents, a 56-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man; two Marshall County men, ages 81 and 83; two Mineral County residents, a 79-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man; a 91-year-old Boone County woman; a 73-year-old Cabell County woman; an 85-year-old Greenbrier County man; and a 77-year-old Hancock County man.

“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. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,163,674 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 51,025 total cases. In addition, there were 624 people hospitalized across the state, including 169 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,823 total cases, up 115 from Wednesday, and 1,041 active cases, up 46 from Wednesday. The county also moved from orange to red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 8.61 and an infection rate of 77.66 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 148. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 61, Logan, 51, Mercer, 39; Fayette, 35; Putnam, 32, Marshall, 31; Berkeley, 27; Jackson, 27; Harrison, 24; Mineral, 23; Wood, 19; Jefferson, 17; Raleigh, 17; Ohio, 16; Wayne, 16; Boone, 15; Mingo, 15; Wetzel, 14; Preston, 12; Brooke, 11; Wyoming, 11; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 17,428 active cases across the state, which is up 303 from Wednesday. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,466; Kanawha, 1,337; Cabell, 1,128; Wood, 1,041; Putnam, 984; Monongalia, 941; Mineral, 849; Harrison, 819; Jefferson, 673; Ohio, 629; Mercer, 543; and Marshall, 507.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.73 percent and the daily percentage was 6.94.

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

- Jackson (yellow - 3.92 percent positivity; 21.50 infection rate): 724 cases - 72 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (gold - 4.12 percent positivity; 44.04 infection rate): 111 cases – 47 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.51 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 186 cases - 70 active, four deaths

- Wirt (red - 13.17 percent positivity; 66.26 infection rate): 127 cases - 44 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 (473), Berkeley (3,551), Boone (690), Braxton (132), Brooke (737), Cabell (3,119), Calhoun (82), Clay (132), Doddridge (130), Fayette (1,203), Gilmer (214), Grant (418), Greenbrier (571), Hampshire (381), Hancock (825), Hardy (339), Harrison (1,563), Jackson (724), Jefferson (1,471), Kanawha (5,931), Lewis (259), Lincoln (447), Logan (1,100), Marion (969), Marshall (1,329), Mason (558), McDowell (641), Mercer (1,401), Mineral (1,415), Mingo (1,008), Monongalia (3,459), Monroe (390), Morgan (310), Nicholas (389), Ohio (1,693), Pendleton (115), Pleasants (111), Pocahontas (235), Preston (706), Putnam (2,095), Raleigh (1,703), Randolph (762), Ritchie (186), Roane (194), Summers (282), Taylor (375), Tucker (159), Tyler (156), Upshur (534), Wayne (1,096), Webster (70), Wetzel (445), Wirt (127), Wood (2,823), Wyoming (797).

UPDATE: 12/2/20 12 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 20 deaths and 1,087 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, leaving the state with 778 deaths and nearly 50,000 cases.

Deaths confirmed by the DHHR included: four Marshall County residents, an 80-year-old woman, an 85-year-old man, an 88-year-old woman and a 90-year-old woman; three Preston County residents, a 71-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man and an 82-year-old man; two Mineral County residents, a 54-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman; two Wetzel County residents, a 95-year-old man and a 99-year-old woman; an 89-year-old Berkeley County woman; a 25-year-old Cabell County woman; a 74-year-old Greenbrier County man; a 74-year-old Hampshire County man; a 68-year-old Hancock County woman; a 69-year-old McDowell County woman; a 59-year-old Pocahontas County man; a 69-year-old Wayne County woman; and a 61-year old Wyoming County woman.

“Today is a difficult day as our state continues to feel the effects of this terrible pandemic,” DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch said. “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones and to those who are currently battling COVID-19. We must continue to pull together as a state and community in fighting this virus and protecting our fellow West Virginians.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,152,045 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 49,905 total cases. In addition, there were 622 people hospitalized across the state, including 164 in intensive care.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,708 total cases, up 69 from Tuesday, and 995 active cases, up three from Tuesday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.46 and an infection rate of 71.50 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 148. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 60, Logan, 51, Mercer, 39; Fayette, 35; Putnam, 32, Marshall, 29; Jackson, 27; Berkeley, 25; Harrison, 24; Mineral, 20; Wood, 18; Raleigh, 17; Jefferson, 16; Ohio, 16; Wayne, 16; Mingo, 15; Boone, 14; Wetzel, 14; Brooke, 12; Preston, 12; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 17,125 active cases, up 204 from Tuesday, across the state. Counties with more than 500 actives cases include: Berkeley, 1,414; Kanawha, 1,337; Cabell, 1,122; Wood, 998; Putnam, 965; Monongalia, 930; Mineral, 888; Harrison, 792; Jefferson, 666; Ohio, 605; Mercer, 536; Marshall, 528; and McDowell, 500.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.67 percent and the daily percentage was 6.07.

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

- Jackson (yellow - 3.42 percent positivity; 21.50 infection rate): 713 cases - 66 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.37 percent positivity; 37.34 infection rate): 104 cases – 42 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.95 percent positivity; 61.31 infection rate): 185 cases - 72 active, four deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.00 percent positivity; 57.67 infection rate): 120 cases - 41 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 (456), Berkeley (3,453), Boone (682), Braxton (124), Brooke (709), Cabell (3,056), Calhoun (82), Clay (123), Doddridge (129), Fayette (1,190), Gilmer (214), Grant (407), Greenbrier (552), Hampshire (372), Hancock (787), Hardy (300), Harrison (1,527), Jackson (713), Jefferson (1,442), Kanawha (5,862), Lewis (252), Lincoln (444), Logan (1,088), Marion (943), Marshall (1,298), Mason (535), McDowell (640), Mercer (1,383), Mineral (1,385), Mingo (998), Monongalia (3,400), Monroe (390), Morgan (305), Nicholas (385), Ohio (1,651), Pendleton (111), Pleasants (104), Pocahontas (225), Preston (686), Putnam (2,050), Raleigh (1,674), Randolph (751), Ritchie (185), Roane (191), Summers (280), Taylor (366), Tucker (148), Tyler (149), Upshur (527), Wayne (1,076), Webster (69), Wetzel (425), Wirt (120), Wood (2,708), Wyoming (783).

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 23 COVID-19 deaths - a single-day record - on Tuesday, with two of those deaths coming in Wood and Ritchie counties, which have now recorded 18 and four deaths, respectively.

In addition to the 81-year-old Wood County man and a 92-year-old Ritchie County woman, the DHHR reported the deaths of three Harrison County residents, a 55-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man and a 91-year-old man; three Mineral County residents, a 74-year-old man, a 77-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman; two Berkeley County residents, a 68-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman; two Lincoln County residents, a 73-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman; two Mercer County residents, a 59-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man; a 60-year-old Boone County man; a 65-year-old Cabell County man; a 72-year-old Fayette County man; an 80-year-old Hancock County woman; an 82-year-old Kanawha County woman; a 99-year-old Marshall County man; a 90-year-old Pocahontas County woman; an 88-year-old Raleigh County man; and a 66-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“As we solemnly observe the passing of more state residents and extend our sincere sympathies to their loved ones, now, more than ever, we must not relax on our preventive measures,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “These actions help ensure the health and safety of our fellow West Virginians.”

Meanwhile, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,141,770 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 48,818 total cases, 976 new cases and 758 deaths.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 2,639 total cases and 995 active cases on Tuesday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.46 and an infection rate of 71.16 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 148. Other counties that have recorded double-digit deaths include: Cabell, 59, Logan, 51, Mercer, 39; Fayette, 35; Putnam, 32, Jackson, 27; Marshall, 25; Berkeley, 24; Harrison, 24; Mineral, 19; Wood, 18; Ohio, 17; Raleigh, 17; Jefferson, 16; Mingo, 15; Wayne, 15; Boone, 14; Wetzel, 12; Brooke, 11; Monroe, 10; and Summers, 10.

The DHHR also reported 16,921 active cases across the state with Berkeley County taking over the lead in active cases from Kanawha County with 1,371. Others counties with at least 250 active cases include Kanawha, 1,353; Cabell, 1059; Wood, 995; Putnam, 972; Monongalia, 929; Mineral, 890; Harrison, 730; Jefferson, 670; Ohio, 605; Marshall, 546; Mercer, 538; McDowell, 498; Marion, 440; Raleigh, 376; Wyoming 311; Greenbrier, 309; Mingo, 291; Wayne 267; and Hancock, 262.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 3.67 percent and the daily percentage was 6.07.

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

- Jackson (yellow - 3.61 percent positivity; 22.50 infection rate): 706 cases - 81 active, 27 deaths

- Pleasants (yellow - 3.52 percent positivity; 36.38 infection rate): 101 cases – 41 active, four deaths

- Ritchie (orange- 7.40 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 182 cases - 71 active, four deaths

- Wirt (red - 11.71 percent positivity; 57.67 infection rate): 117 cases - 41 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 (441), Berkeley (3,374), Boone (663), Braxton (119), Brooke (682), Cabell (2,956), Calhoun (81), Clay (120), Doddridge (125), Fayette (1,177), Gilmer (209), Grant (405), Greenbrier (534), Hampshire (353), Hancock (753), Hardy (295), Harrison (1,463), Jackson (706), Jefferson (1,413), Kanawha (5,785), Lewis (242), Lincoln (433), Logan (1,069), Marion (927), Marshall (1,276), Mason (513), McDowell (629), Mercer (1,374), Mineral (1,356), Mingo (990), Monongalia (3,373), Monroe (379), Morgan (297), Nicholas (371), Ohio (1,613), Pendleton (109), Pleasants (101), Pocahontas (215), Preston (664), Putnam (2,009), Raleigh (1,644), Randolph (718), Ritchie (182), Roane (188), Summers (2748), Taylor (360), Tucker (141), Tyler (141), Upshur (523), Wayne (1,052), Webster (69), Wetzel (415), Wirt (117), Wood (2,639), Wyoming (756).

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