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UPDATE: 5 COVID-19 deaths in Wood County among 23 in W.Va. on Friday

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 1:08 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2021 at 2:37 PM EST
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UPDATE: 1/29/21 2:40 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 23 deaths and 905 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning, leaving the state with 2,006 deaths and 119,467 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included five Wood County residents, a 64-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 71-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman and an 89-year-old woman. Other deaths included two Harrison County residents, a 76-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman; two Kanawha men, ages 79 and 82; two Mercer County women, ages 57 and 69; a 71-year-old Barbour County man; a 67-year-old Cabell County man; a 49-year-old Jefferson County man; a 67-year-old Lincoln County man; a 73-year-old Logan County man; a 74-year-old McDowell County man; a 69-year-old Monongalia County woman; an 84-year-old Raleigh County woman; a 67-year-old Randolph County man; a 77-year-old Taylor County man; a 64-year-old Tyler County man; and a 78-year-old Wayne County woman.

“It is difficult to report additional losses of West Virginians due to COVID-19,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our hearts go out to their family and friends, and we will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported 1,899,155 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 519 people remained hospitalized, 20 fewer than on Thursday, with 138 in intensive care, two fewer than on Thursday.

The DHHR also reported that 183,390 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 59,047 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,470 total cases, 28 more than on Thursday, and 435 active cases, 47 fewer than on Thursday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 6.96 and an infection rate of 33.70 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 260. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 144; Wood, 108; Mercer, 90; Berkeley, 82; Hancock, 82; Mineral, 75; Logan, 69; Putnam, 68; and Fayette, 65.

The DHHR also reported 22,570 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,136; Cabell, 1,574; Kanawha, 1,521; Harrison, 1,365; Monongalia, 1,221; Raleigh, 1,196; Mercer, 1,023; Greenbrier, 704; and Putnam, 704.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.66 percent and the daily percentage was 4.66.

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

- Jackson (orange - 6.66 percent positivity; 38.49 infection rate): 1,579 (zero new), 148 active, 45 deaths

- Pleasants (red- 8.12 percent positivity; 56.49 infection rate): 766 cases (two new), 47 active, 13 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.28 percent positivity; 50.84 infection rate): 556 cases (three new), 67 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.38 percent positivity; 49.08 infection rate): 325 cases (zero new), 26 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 (1,098), Berkeley (8,813), Boone (1,414), Braxton (740), Brooke (1,902), Cabell (6,999), Calhoun (211), Clay (349), Doddridge (402), Fayette (2,353), Gilmer (567), Grant (986), Greenbrier (2,221), Hampshire (1,365), Hancock (2,466), Hardy (1,201), Harrison (4,407), Jackson (1,579), Jefferson (3,299), Kanawha (10,992), Lewis (838), Lincoln (1,124), Logan (2,398), Marion (3,290), Marshall (2,771), Mason (1,528), McDowell (1,232), Mercer (3,887), Mineral (2,466), Mingo (1,906), Monongalia (7,029), Monroe (879), Morgan (863), Nicholas (1,041), Ohio (3,361), Pendleton (557), Pleasants (766), Pocahontas (555), Preston (2,408), Putnam (3,802), Raleigh (4,107), Randolph (2,196), Ritchie (556), Roane (462), Summers (663), Taylor (1,004), Tucker (451), Tyler (566), Upshur (1,471), Wayne (2,331), Webster (247), Wetzel (991), Wirt (325), Wood (6,470), Wyoming (1,562).

UPDATE: 1/28/21 12:20 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 30 deaths and 787 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning, leaving the state with 1,983 deaths and 118,562 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included a 66-year-old Wood County man; three Hancock County residents, a 60-year-old man, a 92-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman; three Harrison County residents, a 73-year-old man, a 78-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman; three Mercer County residents, a 70-year-old man, an 89-year- old woman and a 92-year-old woman; three Ohio County residents, a 74-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and a 79-year-old man; three Upshur County residents, a 59-year-old woman, a 70-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man; two Cabell County residents, a 65-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman; two Marshall County women, ages 53 and 84; a 74-year-old Berkeley County man; a 72-year-old Fayette County woman; a 74-year-old Hampshire County man; a 70-year-old Jefferson County woman; an 83-year-old Mason County woman; a 59-year-old McDowell County woman; a 66-year-old Monongalia County man; a 69-year-old Putnam County woman; a 57-year-old Preston County woman; and a 68-year-old Raleigh County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,882,860 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 539 people remained hospitalized, 11 fewer than on Wednesday, with 140 in intensive care, three more than on Wednesday.

The DHHR also reported that 175,317 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 51,741 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,442 total cases, 48 more than on Wednesday, and 482 active cases, five fewer than on Wednesday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 6.48 and an infection rate of 34.21 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 258. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 143; Wood, 103; Mercer, 88; Berkeley, 82; Hancock, 82; Mineral, 75; Logan, 68; Putnam, 68; and Fayette, 65.

The DHHR also reported 23,140 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,182; Cabell, 1,633; Kanawha, 1,563; Harrison, 1,398; Monongalia, 1,203; Raleigh, 1,174; Mercer, 1,101; Greenbrier, 730; and Putnam, 719.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.60 percent and the daily percentage was 4.82.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.18 percent positivity; 43.49 infection rate): 1,580 (10 new), 148 active, 45 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.65 percent positivity; 55.53 infection rate): 764 cases (three new), 50 active, 13 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.49 percent positivity; 56.82 infection rate): 553 cases (nine new), 70 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.92 percent positivity; 52.76 infection rate): 325 cases (three new), 29 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 (1,094), Berkeley (8,762), Boone (1,411), Braxton (745), Brooke (1,884), Cabell (6,936), Calhoun (209), Clay (342), Doddridge (402), Fayette (2,341), Gilmer (562), Grant (981), Greenbrier (2,205), Hampshire (1,362), Hancock (2,451), Hardy (1,187), Harrison (4,384), Jackson (1,580), Jefferson (3,270), Kanawha (10,920), Lewis (823), Lincoln (1,118), Logan (2,349), Marion (3,255), Marshall (2,740), Mason (1,519), McDowell (1,220), Mercer (3,864), Mineral (2,455), Mingo (1,896), Monongalia (6,944), Monroe (876), Morgan (858), Nicholas (1,036), Ohio (3,334), Pendleton (545), Pleasants (764), Pocahontas (554), Preston (2,392), Putnam (3,778), Raleigh (4,038), Randolph (2,173), Ritchie (553), Roane (460), Summers (659), Taylor (996), Tucker (449), Tyler (563), Upshur (1,462), Wayne (2,318), Webster (245), Wetzel (987), Wirt (325), Wood (6,442), Wyoming (1,544).

UPDATE: 1/27/21 12:20 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 25 deaths and 797 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 1,953 deaths and 117,775 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included an 83-year-old Wood County woman; four Kanawha County residents, a 57-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, an 82-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man; three Cabell County residents, a 69-year-old woman, a 70-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man; two Hardy County residents, a 70-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman; two Mason County residents, a 74-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man; two Mineral County women, ages 68 and 86; a 77-year-old Berkeley County man; a 91-year-old Brooke County woman; an 85-year-old Doddridge County man; a 78-year-old Hampshire County man; an 85-year-old Logan County man; an 83-year-old Mercer County woman; a 72-year-old Nicholas County man; a 66-year-old Ohio County man; a 65-year-old Raleigh County man; a 56-year-old Upshur County woman; and a 77-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“With a heavy heart, we share this solemn news of more lives lost to this pandemic,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We extend our sympathies to the families affected.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,867,235 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 550 people remained hospitalized, 32 fewer than on Tuesday, with 137 in intensive care, 15 fewer than on Tuesday.

The DHHR also reported that 171,235 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 46,094 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,394 total cases, 17 more than on Tuesday, and 487 active cases, 44 fewer than on Tuesday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 6.49 and an infection rate of 32.16 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 258. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 141; Wood, 102; Mercer, 85; Berkeley, 81; Hancock, 79; Mineral, 75; Logan, 68; Putnam, 67; and Fayette, 64.

The DHHR also reported 23,571 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,208; Cabell, 1,679; Kanawha, 1,564; Harrison, 1,431; Monongalia, 1,301; Marion, 1,264; Raleigh, 1,185; Mercer, 1,139; Greenbrier, 756; and Putnam, 727.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.60 percent and the daily percentage was 6.03.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.55 percent positivity; 46.49 infection rate): 1,570 (10 new), 139 active, 45 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.42 percent positivity; 58.41 infection rate): 761 cases (zero new), 51 active, 13 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.75 percent positivity; 56.82 infection rate): 544 cases (five new), 69 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.81 percent positivity; 58.90 infection rate): 322 cases (two new), 31 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 (1,084), Berkeley (8,702), Boone (1,402), Braxton (739), Brooke (1,878), Cabell (6,899), Calhoun (205), Clay (339), Doddridge (399), Fayette (2,334), Gilmer (560), Grant (965), Greenbrier (2,187), Hampshire (1,343), Hancock (2,438), Hardy (1,179), Harrison (4,351), Jackson (1,570), Jefferson (3,248), Kanawha (10,872), Lewis (812), Lincoln (1,113), Logan (2,322), Marion (3,228), Marshall (2,724), Mason (1,509), McDowell (1,201), Mercer (3,847), Mineral (2,450), Mingo (1,886), Monongalia (6,906), Monroe (872), Morgan (858), Nicholas (1,023), Ohio (3,315), Pendleton (536), Pleasants (761), Pocahontas (548), Preston (2,382), Putnam (3,753), Raleigh (4,022), Randolph (2,155), Ritchie (544), Roane (453), Summers (657), Taylor (980), Tucker (442), Tyler (557), Upshur (1,451), Wayne (2,308), Webster (242), Wetzel (977), Wirt (322), Wood (6,394), Wyoming (1,531).

UPDATE: 1/26/21 12:20 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 29 deaths and 1,139 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 1,928 deaths and 116,978 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included two Mid-Ohio Valley residents, a 96-year-old Wood County woman, and a 78-year-old Jackson County man. Additional deaths included six Berkeley County residents, two 70-year-old men, a 79-year-old man, an 82-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman and an 89-year-old woman; five Mercer County residents, a 65-year-old woman, a 69-year-old woman, an 86-year-old man, an 87-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman; three Kanawha County residents, a 46-year-old man, a 73-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man; three Monongalia County residents, a 70-year-old woman, a 74-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman; two Greenbrier County residents, a 78-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman; a 75-year-old Barbour County woman; an 80-year-old Fayette County woman; a 63-year-old Lincoln County man; an 84-year-old Mingo County man; a 76-year-old Morgan County man; a 92-year-old Ohio County woman; an 83-year-old Raleigh County man; and an 81-year-old Taylor County woman.

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

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,857,255 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 582 people remained hospitalized, 15 fewer than on Monday, with 152 in intensive care, one more than on Monday.

The DHHR also reported that 169,227 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 43,648 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,377 total cases, 32 more than on Monday, and 531 active cases, 56 fewer than on Monday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.27 and an infection rate of 36.43 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 254. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 138; Wood, 101; Mercer, 84; Berkeley, 80; Hancock, 79; Mineral, 73; Logan, 67; Putnam, 67; and Fayette, 64.

The DHHR also reported 24,175 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,239; Cabell, 1,704; Kanawha, 1,560; Harrison, 1,457; Monongalia, 1,349; Marion, 1,294; Raleigh, 1,207; Mercer, 1,168; Greenbrier, 771; and Putnam, 730.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.59 percent and the daily percentage was 7.02.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.75 percent positivity; 44.99 infection rate): 1,560 (13 new), 142 active, 45 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.99 percent positivity; 63.19 infection rate): 761 cases (nine new), 60 active, 13 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.51 percent positivity; 56.07 infection rate): 539 cases (nine new), 71 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.17 percent positivity; 57.67 infection rate): 320 cases (10 new), 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 (1,080), Berkeley (8,630), Boone (1,391), Braxton (730), Brooke (1,861), Cabell (6,849), Calhoun (204), Clay (334), Doddridge (395), Fayette (2,321), Gilmer (559), Grant (959), Greenbrier (2,178), Hampshire (1,332), Hancock (2,417), Hardy (1,173), Harrison (4,320), Jackson (1,560), Jefferson (3,223), Kanawha (10,791), Lewis (802), Lincoln (1,112), Logan (2,297), Marion (3,199), Marshall (2,694), Mason (1,499), McDowell (1,198), Mercer (3,831), Mineral (2,441), Mingo (1,875), Monongalia (6,871), Monroe (862), Morgan (854), Nicholas (1,016), Ohio (3,293), Pendleton (533), Pleasants (761), Pocahontas (548), Preston (2,378), Putnam (3,735), Raleigh (3,994), Randolph (2,132), Ritchie (539), Roane (446), Summers (652), Taylor (975), Tucker (442), Tyler (550), Upshur (1,435), Wayne (2,283), Webster (241), Wetzel (973), Wirt (320), Wood (6,377), Wyoming (1,513).

UPDATE: 1/25/21 1:15 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported four deaths and 532 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 1,899 deaths and 115,839 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included a 68-year-old Jackson County man; two Fayette County residents, a 78-year-old woman and a 94-year-old man; and a 56-year-old Cabell 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 1,842,725 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 597 people remained hospitalized, with 151 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that 166,358 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 40,258 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,345 total cases, 89 more than on Friday, and 587 active cases, 82 fewer than on Friday. The county remained orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.76 and an infection rate of 38.66 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 251. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 138; Wood, 100; Hancock, 79; Mercer, 79; Berkeley, 74; Mineral, 73; Logan, 67; Putnam, 67; and Fayette, 63.

The DHHR also reported 24,365 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,264; Cabell, 1,686; Kanawha, 1,559; Harrison, 1,443; Monongalia, 1,384; Marion, 1,263; Raleigh, 1204; Mercer, 1,199; Greenbrier, 771; and Jefferson, 705.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.57 percent and the daily percentage was 8.43.

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

- Jackson (orange - 7.74 percent positivity; 42.49 infection rate): 1,547 (16 new since Friday), 129 active, 44 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.46 percent positivity; 57.45 infection rate): 752 cases (12 new since Friday), 62 active, 13 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 8.13 percent positivity; 50.84 infection rate): 530 cases (four new since Friday), 70 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.99 percent positivity; 49.08 infection rate): 310 cases (one new since Friday, 33 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 (1,065), Berkeley (8,566), Boone (1,377), Braxton (726), Brooke (1,851), Cabell (6,782), Calhoun (203), Clay (324), Doddridge (397), Fayette (2,298), Gilmer (555), Grant (947), Greenbrier (2,155), Hampshire (1,324), Hancock (2,396), Hardy (1,162), Harrison (4,253), Jackson (1,547), Jefferson (3,182), Kanawha (10,718), Lewis (786), Lincoln (1,100), Logan (2,250), Marion (3,139), Marshall (2,675), Mason (1,488), McDowell (1,193), Mercer (3,819), Mineral (2,415), Mingo (1,866), Monongalia (6,839), Monroe (852), Morgan (848), Nicholas (1,005), Ohio (3,231), Pendleton (528), Pleasants (752), Pocahontas (547), Preston (2,365), Putnam (3,674), Raleigh (3,950), Randolph (2,106), Ritchie (530), Roane (445), Summers (649), Taylor (957), Tucker (438), Tyler (546), Upshur (1,420), Wayne (2,245), Webster (236), Wetzel (955), Wirt (310), Wood (6,345), Wyoming (1,507).

UPDATE: 1/22/21 12:15 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported seven deaths and 998 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Friday morning, leaving the state with 1,856 deaths and 113,615 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included a 64-year-old Barbour County man; an 84-year-old Cabell County woman; a 97-year-old Hancock County woman; a 92-year-old Kanawha County man; a 74-year-old McDowell County man; an 86-year-old Mercer County woman; and an 84-year-old Pendleton County woman.

“Today was another hard day as people cope with the loss of loved ones,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “These are not numbers. 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. Friday, the DHHR reported 1,820,409 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the most-recent update on Wednesday showed 638 people remained hospitalized, with 167 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that 146,469 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 35,991 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,256 total cases, 29 more than on Thursday, and 669 active cases, 27 fewer than on Thursday. The county was orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.11 and an infection rate of 44.30 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 249. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 136; Wood, 87; Mercer, 79; Hancock, 78; Berkeley, 73; Mineral, 73; Putnam, 67; Logan, 66; and Fayette, 61.

The DHHR also reported 25,342 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,304; Cabell, 1,741; Kanawha, 1,628; Harrison, 1,495; Monongalia, 1,373; Mercer, 1,318; Marion, 1,277; Raleigh, 1,185; Greenbrier, 832; and Putnam, 750.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.52 percent and the daily percentage was 4.93.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.80 percent positivity; 44.99 infection rate): 1,531 (five new), 175 active, 43 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.78 percent positivity; 60.32 infection rate): 740 cases (six new), 67 active, 12 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 10.54 percent positivity; 75.51 infection rate): 526 cases (10 new), 79 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.59 percent positivity; 65.04 infection rate): 309 cases (four new), 45 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 (1,037), Berkeley (8,381), Boone (1,355), Braxton (720), Brooke (1,828), Cabell (6,666), Calhoun (194), Clay (322), Doddridge (376), Fayette (2,230), Gilmer (542), Grant (939), Greenbrier (2,126), Hampshire (1,288), Hancock (2,379), Hardy (1,135), Harrison (4,180), Jackson (1,531), Jefferson (3,112), Kanawha (10,577), Lewis (760), Lincoln (1,079), Logan (2,198), Marion (3,054), Marshall (2,624), Mason (1,452), McDowell (1,173), Mercer (3,770), Mineral (2,337), Mingo (1,835), Monongalia (6,689), Monroe (845), Morgan (838), Nicholas (981), Ohio (3,200), Pendleton (512), Pleasants (740), Pocahontas (531), Preston (2,315), Putnam (3,631), Raleigh (3,855), Randolph (2,026), Ritchie (526), Roane (435), Summers (642), Taylor (940), Tucker (428), Tyler (534), Upshur (1,358), Wayne (2,188), Webster (225), Wetzel (941), Wirt (309), Wood (6,256), Wyoming (1,470).

UPDATE: 1/21/21 11:50 A.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 14 deaths and 940 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning, leaving the state with 1,849 deaths and 112,617 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Wood County residents, a 68-year-old man, an 83-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman. Other deaths included five Kanawha County residents, a 36-year-old woman, a 65-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, a 74-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man; two Cabell County men, ages 54 and 84; an 81-year-old Doddridge County man, a 58-year-old Hancock County woman, a 66-year-old Harrison County man and a 66-year-old Mercer County man.

In addition, the DHHR removed one death in Pleasants County from the list because it was determined to have been a duplicate report.

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

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,801,381, total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 638 people remained hospitalized across the state, 17 fewer than on Wednesday. Another 167 were in intensive care, six more than on Wednesday.

The DHHR also reported that 137,068 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 32,122 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,227 total cases, 35 more than on Wednesday, and 696 active cases, 33 fewer than on Wednesday. The county was orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.54 and an infection rate of 47.21 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 248. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 135; Wood, 87; Mercer, 78; Hancock, 77; Berkeley, 73; Mineral, 73; Putnam, 67; Logan, 66; and Fayette, 61.

The DHHR also reported 25,737 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,312; Cabell, 1,781; Kanawha, 1,653; Harrison, 1,551; Monongalia, 1,428; Mercer, 1,368; Marion, 1,291; Raleigh, 1,144; Greenbrier, 837; and Preston, 744.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.52 percent and the daily percentage was 5.25.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.84 percent positivity; 43.99 infection rate): 1,526 (16 new), 192 active, 43 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.23 percent positivity; 64.15 infection rate): 734 cases (two new), 64 active, 12 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 10.81 percent positivity; 79.25 infection rate): 516 cases (eight new), 75 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.83 percent positivity; 65.04 infection rate): 305 cases (two 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 (1,030), Berkeley (8,289), Boone (1,338), Braxton (718), Brooke (1,811), Cabell (6,604), Calhoun (194), Clay (310), Doddridge (375), Fayette (2,218), Gilmer (542), Grant (936), Greenbrier (2,100), Hampshire (1,278), Hancock (2,360), Hardy (1,119), Harrison (4,157), Jackson (1,526), Jefferson (3,072), Kanawha (10,483), Lewis (746), Lincoln (1,065), Logan (2,169), Marion (3,023), Marshall (2,612), Mason (1,432), McDowell (1,166), Mercer (3,754), Mineral (2,337), Mingo (1,803), Monongalia (6,648), Monroe (839), Morgan (833), Nicholas (966), Ohio (3,180), Pendleton (505), Pleasants (734), Pocahontas (529), Preston (2,305), Putnam (3,588), Raleigh (3,797), Randolph (2,032), Ritchie (516), Roane (421), Summers (642), Taylor (932), Tucker (427), Tyler (522), Upshur (1,333), Wayne (2,157), Webster (225), Wetzel (930), Wirt (305), Wood (6,227), Wyoming (1,457).

UPDATE: 1/20/21 2:15 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 21 deaths and 857 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 1,836 deaths and 111,677 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Mid-Ohio Valley residents, an 82-year-old Wood County man, a 78-year-old Pleasants County man and an 85-year-old Jackson County woman. Other deaths included five Mercer County residents, a 55-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, an 81-year-old man, an 87-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman; three Fayette County residents, a 71-year-old woman and two 92-year-old men; Two Raleigh County men, ages 46 and 79; a 75-year-old Berkeley County woman; a 59-year-old Cabell County man; a 92-year-old Harrison County man; a 65-year-old Marion County man; an 88-year-old Preston County man; a 90-year-old Putnam County man; an 81-year-old Upshur County man; and an 86-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“We take the reporting of these deaths very seriously,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “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.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,784,787, total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 655 people remained hospitalized across the state, 17 more than on Tuesday. Another 161 were in intensive care, one fewer than on Tuesday.

The DHHR also reported that 134,037 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 26,162 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed6,192 total cases, 39 more than on Tuesday, and 729 active cases, 46 fewer than on Tuesday. The county was orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.48 and an infection rate of 49.43 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 243. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 133, Wood, 84; Mercer, 77; Hancock, 76; Berkeley, 73; Mineral, 73; Putnam, 67; Logan, 66; and Fayette, 61.

The DHHR also reported 26,217 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,358; Cabell, 1,834; Kanawha, 1,714; Harrison, 1,570; Monongalia, 1,428; Mercer, 1,395; Marion, 1,263; Raleigh, 1,156; Greenbrier, 850; and Jefferson, 760.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.52 percent and the daily percentage was 7.70.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.59 percent positivity; 41.99 infection rate): 1,510 (eight new), 177 active, 43 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.23 percent positivity; 66.07 infection rate): 732 cases (six new), 63 active, 13 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 12.16 percent positivity; 88.22 infection rate): 508 cases (seven new), 72 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.57 percent positivity; 63.81 infection rate): 303 cases (two new), 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 (1,018), Berkeley (8,227), Boone (1,315), Braxton (694), Brooke (1,801), Cabell (6,556), Calhoun (191), Clay (306), Doddridge (369), Fayette (2,204), Gilmer (539), Grant (932), Greenbrier (2,083), Hampshire (1,257), Hancock (2,344), Hardy (1,107), Harrison (4,114), Jackson (1,510), Jefferson (3,059), Kanawha (10,439), Lewis (737), Lincoln (1,054), Logan (2,160), Marion (2,977), Marshall (2,593), Mason (1,405), McDowell (1,145), Mercer (3,737), Mineral (2,331), Mingo (1,795), Monongalia (6,574), Monroe (834), Morgan (830), Nicholas (957), Ohio (3,154), Pendleton (492), Pleasants (732), Pocahontas (521), Preston (2,266), Putnam (3,578), Raleigh (3,769), Randolph (2,008), Ritchie (508), Roane (410), Summers (641), Taylor (920), Tucker (422), Tyler (515), Upshur (1,307), Wayne (2,149), Webster (223), Wetzel (924), Wirt (303), Wood (6,192), Wyoming (1,449).

UPDATE: 1/19/21 12:35 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County continues to have the third-most COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia after two county residents were among 31 reported statewide in statistics updated Tuesday morning.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ COVID-19 dashboard shows 83 deaths in Wood County and 1,815 across the state. The DHHR also confirmed 1,011 new cases that pushed the total in the state to 110,820.

The deaths in Wood County included two men, ages 72-year and 83. Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR included five Berkeley County residents, a 5 7-year-old woman, a 59-year-old man, a 65-year-old man, an 82-year-old man and an 82-year old woman: three Kanawha County women, ages 54, 73 and 80; three Putnam County residents, a 65-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman and a 91-year-old woman; two Cabell County women, ages 72 and 73; two Greenbrier County men, ages 77 and 92; two Jefferson County women, ages 61 and 85; two Taylor County men, ages 71 and 89; an 80-year-old Brooke County man; a 71-year-old Fayette County man; an 89-year-old Hancock County woman; a 68-year-old Logan County man; a 70-year-old Marshall County man; a 92-year-old Mineral County man; a 75-year-old Monongalia County man; a 77-year-old Tucker County woman; an 87-year-old Wetzel County woman; and a 91-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“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 West Virginians to continue following the guidelines to protect one another.”

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday the DHHR reported 1,774,658, total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 638 people remained hospitalized across the state, 79 fewer than on Friday. Another 162 were in intensive care,33 fewer than on Friday.

The DHHR also reported that 132,192 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 24,181 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 6,153 total cases, 160 more than on Friday, and 775 active cases, 85 fewer than on Friday. The county was orange on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 7.49 and an infection rate of 50.63 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 243. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 132, Wood, 83; Hancock, 76; Mineral, 73; Berkeley, 72; Mercer, 72; Logan, 66; Putnam, 66; and Marshall, 60.

The DHHR also reported 26,675 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,405; Cabell, 1,847; Kanawha, 1,727; Harrison, 1,579; Monongalia, 1,447; Mercer, 1,434; Marion, 1,256; Raleigh, 1,159; Greenbrier, 856; and Jefferson, 795.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.46 percent and the daily percentage was 5.17.

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

- Jackson (orange - 5.84 percent positivity; 44.49 infection rate): 1,502 cases (60 new since Friday), 201 active, 42 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.11 percent positivity; 64.15 infection rate): 726 cases (22 new since Friday), 62 active, 11 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 12.94 percent positivity; 88.22 infection rate): 501 cases (12 new since Friday), 75 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.53 percent positivity; 66.26 infection rate): 301 cases (17 new since Friday), 47 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 (1,016), Berkeley (8,148), Boone (1,302), Braxton (684), Brooke (1,787), Cabell (6,495), Calhoun (190), Clay (303), Doddridge (369), Fayette (2,181), Gilmer (536), Grant (925), Greenbrier (2,067), Hampshire (1,245), Hancock (2,330), Hardy (1,103), Harrison (4,069), Jackson (1,502), Jefferson (3,044), Kanawha (10,389), Lewis (735), Lincoln (1,049), Logan (2,145), Marion (2,944), Marshall (2,586), Mason (1,388), McDowell (1,141), Mercer (3,722), Mineral (2,321), Mingo (1,788), Monongalia (6,543), Monroe (822), Morgan (827), Nicholas (951), Ohio (3,127), Pendleton (481), Pleasants (726), Pocahontas (516), Preston (2,258), Putnam (3,550), Raleigh (3,724), Randolph (1,967), Ritchie (501), Roane (407), Summers (638), Taylor (915), Tucker (419), Tyler (506), Upshur (1,290), Wayne (2,125), Webster (223), Wetzel (905), Wirt (301), Wood (6,153), Wyoming (1,441).

UPDATE: 1/15/21 12:55 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County has recorded the third-most COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia after six county residents were among 31 reported statewide in statistics updated Friday morning.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ COVID-19 dashboard shows 76 deaths in Wood County and 1,731 across the state. The DHHR also confirmed 1,430 new cases that pushed the total in the state to 106,649.

The deaths in Wood County included a 72-year-old man, an 89-year-old man, a 90-year-old woman, a 91-year-old woman, a 93-year-old woman and a 98-year-old woman;

Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR included two Pleasants County men, ages, 72 and 88; two Cabell County residents, a 94-year- woman and a 95-year-old man; two Greenbrier County women, ages, 86 and 93; two Kanawha County residents, a 78-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman; two Mercer County women, ages 87 and 90; two Ohio County residents, a 92-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman; two Putnam County residents, an 80-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman; an 81-year-old Berkeley County man; a 73-year-old Marion County man; a 78-year-old Gilmer County woman; a 77-year-old Lewis County woman; a 71-year-old Logan County man; a 52-year-old Marion County man; an 86-year-old Monongalia County woman; a 47-year-old Raleigh County woman; an 82-year-old Tucker County man; a 67-year-old Upshur County man; and a 72-year-old Wetzel County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported 1,711,796, total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 717 people remained hospitalized across the state, 19 fewer than on Thursday. Another 195 were in intensive care, eight more than on Thursday.

The DHHR also reported that 106,649 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 21,599 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,993 total cases, 54 more than on Thursday, and 860 active cases, 52 fewer than on Thursday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 9.74 and an infection rate of 65.51 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 237. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 128, Wood, 76; Mineral, 72; Mercer, 71; Berkeley, 66; Hancock, 66; Logan, 65; Putnam, 63; and Marshall, 57.

The DHHR also reported 27,016 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,414; Cabell, 1,924; Kanawha, 1,813; Harrison, 1573; Mercer, 1,572; Monongalia, 1,510; Marion, 1,171; Raleigh, 1,096; Greenbrier, 891; and Wood, 860.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.46 percent and the daily percentage was 5.17.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.18 percent positivity; 55.49 infection rate): 1,442 cases (nine new new), 180 active, 41 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.70 percent positivity; 57.45 infection rate): 704 cases (three new), 62 active, 11 deaths

- Ritchie (red - 15.18 percent positivity; 97.19 infection rate): 489 cases (13 new), 93 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 9.43 percent positivity; 62.58 infection rate): 284 cases (12 new), 45 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 (1,005), Berkeley (7,839), Boone (1,266), Braxton (666), Brooke (1,719), Cabell (6,319), Calhoun (185), Clay (295), Doddridge (334), Fayette (2,116), Gilmer (514), Grant (910), Greenbrier (1,978), Hampshire (1,209), Hancock (2,265), Hardy (1,048), Harrison (3,862), Jackson (1,442), Jefferson (2,937), Kanawha (10,094), Lewis (705), Lincoln (997), Logan (2,073), Marion (2,714), Marshall (2,492), Mason (1,307), McDowell (1,125), Mercer (3,616), Mineral (2,291), Mingo (1,703), Monongalia (6,311), Monroe (784), Morgan (800), Nicholas (893), Ohio (2,991), Pendleton (430), Pleasants (704), Pocahontas (464), Preston (2,167), Putnam (3,444), Raleigh (3,505), Randolph (1,844), Ritchie (488), Roane (391), Summers (610), Taylor (881), Tucker (409), Tyler (472), Upshur (1,237), Wayne (2,056), Webster (216), Wetzel (868), Wirt (284), Wood (5,993), Wyoming (1,381).

UPDATE: 1/14/21 12:55 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 31 deaths and 827 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Thursday morning, leaving the state with 1,702 deaths and 105,219 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included five Wood County residents, a 71-year-old man; a 79-year-old man; two 79-year-old women and a 98-year-old woman; and two Jackson County women, ages 87 and 91.

Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR included three Cabell County residents, a 77-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman and a 90-year-old woman; three Harrison County residents, a 39-year-old man, a 68-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman; three Kanawha County women, ages 74, 81 and 96; two Berkeley County men, ages, 63 and 89; two Mercer County women, ages 88 and 95; two Monongalia County men, ages 72 and 79; two Raleigh County residents, a 40-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man; a 49-year-old Boone County man; an 89-year-old Hancock County woman; an 84-year-old Jefferson County woman; a 79-year-old Marion County man; an 80-year-old Mason County man; a 91-year-old Upshur County woman; and a 72-year-old Wyoming County man.

“As we face another difficult day, we must renew our efforts to practice the prevention measures that can stop the spread of this deadly virus,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,690,407 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 736 people remained hospitalized across the state, 29 fewer than on Wednesday. Another 187 were in intensive care, 13 fewer than on Wednesday.

The DHHR also reported that 106,453 people have received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 20,004 have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,939 total cases, 37 more than on Wednesday, and 912 active cases, 70 fewer than on Wednesday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 10.90 and an infection rate of 74.41 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 235. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 126, Mineral, 72; Wood, 70; Mercer, 69; Hancock, 66; Berkeley, 65; Logan, 64; Putnam, 61; and Marshall, 57.

The DHHR also reported 27,245 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,472; Cabell, 1,886; Kanawha, 1,836; Mercer, 1,626; Harrison, 1,597; Monongalia, 1,548; Marion, 1,142; Raleigh, 1,076; Greenbrier, 944; and Wood, 912.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.44 percent and the daily percentage was 4.94.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.48 percent positivity; 59.49 infection rate): 1,433 cases (eight new), 202 active, 41 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 8.16 percent positivity; 58.41 infection rate): 701 cases (three new), 129 active, nine deaths

- Ritchie (red - 15.31 percent positivity; 92.71 infection rate): 476 cases (seven new), 95 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (orange - 7.54 percent positivity; 52.76 infection rate): 272 cases (zero 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 (1,118), Berkeley (7,764), Boone (1,248), Braxton (652), Brooke (1,694), Cabell (6,220), Calhoun (183), Clay (291), Doddridge (327), Fayette (2,085), Gilmer (512), Grant (899), Greenbrier (1,961), Hampshire (1,192), Hancock (2,240), Hardy (1,017), Harrison (3,812), Jackson (1,433), Jefferson (2,893), Kanawha (10,008), Lewis (685), Lincoln (970), Logan (2,034), Marion (2,640), Marshall (2,465), Mason (1,265), McDowell (1,114), Mercer (3,595), Mineral (2,288), Mingo (1,689), Monongalia (6,244), Monroe (776), Morgan (795), Nicholas (879), Ohio (2,945), Pendleton (418), Pleasants (701), Pocahontas (451), Preston (2,117), Putnam (3,407), Raleigh (3,426), Randolph (1,677), Ritchie (476), Roane (380), Summers (596), Taylor (875), Tucker (405), Tyler (459), Upshur (1,215), Wayne (2,041), Webster (215), Wetzel (853), Wirt (272), Wood (5,939), Wyoming (1,363).

UPDATE: 1/13/21 12:40 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 37 deaths and 1,189 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 1,671 deaths and 104,392 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included six residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, including three Wood County women, ages 77, 81, 87; two Pleasants County men, ages 73 and 77; and a 73-year-old Ritchie County woman.

Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR included five Hancock County residents, a 60-year-old man, two 68-year-old men, a 77-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman; five Kanawha County residents, a 54-year-old man, a 67-year-old man, a 77-year-old woman, an 81-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman; three Berkeley County residents, a 69-year-old man, a 75-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman; two Boone County residents, a 58-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman; two Cabell County residents, an 82-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man; a 70-year-old Brooke County woman; a 74-year-old Hardy County woman; an 86-year-old Hampshire County woman; a 73-year-old Lewis County woman; a 72-year-old Logan County woman; a 71-year-old Marion County woman; a 78-year-old Mason County woman; a 79-year-old Mineral County woman; an 88-year-old Ohio County man; a 72-year-old Pendleton County woman; an 80-year old Raleigh County man; a 71-year-old Marion County woman; a 76-year-old Upshur County woman; and a 45-year-old Wayne County woman.

“Though we may tire of the restrictions of the pandemic, we must never forget that measures for prevention mean lives saved,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We counter the devastation of COVID-19 by continuing to wear masks, wash hands, social distance, and obtain our vaccine when available.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,676,606 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 765 people remained hospitalized across the state, 10 more than on Tuesday. Another 204 were in intensive care, one more than on Tuesday.

The DHHR also reported that 100,696 people have received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 16,434 have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,902 total cases, 45 more than on Tuesday, and 982 active cases, 53 fewer than on Tuesday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 12.54 and an infection rate of 83.47 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 232. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 123, Mineral, 72; Mercer, 67; Hancock, 66; Wood, 65; Logan, 64; Berkeley, 63; Putnam, 61; and Marshall, 57.

The DHHR also reported 27,982 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,486; Cabell, 1,956; Kanawha, 1,842; Monongalia, 1,727; Mercer, 1,621; Harrison, 1,620; Marion, 1,140; Raleigh, 1,101; Wood, 982; and Greenbrier, 938.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.40 percent and the daily percentage was 8.68.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.94 percent positivity; 66.49 infection rate): 1,425 cases (11 new), 224 active, 39 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 8.19 percent positivity; 61.28 infection rate): 698 cases (six new), 132 active, nine deaths

- Ritchie (red - 16.69 percent positivity; 97.94 infection rate): 469 cases (four new), 95 active, eight deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.12 percent positivity; 65.04 infection rate): 273 cases (three new), 49 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 (1,129), Berkeley (7,688), Boone (1,239), Braxton (643), Brooke (1,680), Cabell (6,184), Calhoun (178), Clay (289), Doddridge (325), Fayette (2,079), Gilmer (510), Grant (896), Greenbrier (1,936), Hampshire (1,188), Hancock (2,228), Hardy (1,015), Harrison (3,789), Jackson (1,425), Jefferson (2,861), Kanawha (9,933), Lewis (677), Lincoln (962), Logan (2,018), Marion (2,612), Marshall (2,454), Mason (1,250), McDowell (1,102), Mercer (3,559), Mineral (2,270), Mingo (1,678), Monongalia (6,217), Monroe (759), Morgan (790), Nicholas (869), Ohio (2,931), Pendleton (413), Pleasants (698), Pocahontas (438), Preston (2,083), Putnam (3,399), Raleigh (3,400), Randolph (1,639), Ritchie (469), Roane (375), Summers (589), Taylor (861), Tucker (405), Tyler (455), Upshur (1,203), Wayne (2,025), Webster (201), Wetzel (848), Wirt (273), Wood (5,902), Wyoming (1,353).

UPDATE: 1/12/21 12:20 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 40 deaths and 921 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 1,634 deaths and 103,203 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included 10 residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, including three Wood County residents, a 90-year-old man, a 92-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman; a 75-year-old Pleasants County man; and six Jackson County residents, a 65-year-old woman, a 66-year-old man, a 76-year-old woman, an 82-year-old woman, an 82-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman.

Elsewhere, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of four Monongalia County residents, a 64-year-old woman, a 67-year-old man, a 79-year-old man and an 87-year-old man; three Mercer County residents, a 57-year-old woman, a 67-year-old man and a 72-year-old man; two Cabell County men, ages, 55 and 57; two Gilmer County residents, a 64-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman; two Lewis County residents, a 77-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man; two Marion County women, ages 59 and 77; two Mason County residents, a 78-year-old woman and a 95-year-old man; two Randolph County residents, a 78-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman; an 84-year-old Boone County woman; a 72-year-old Brooke County woman; a 59-year-old Grant County woman; a 75-year-old Harrison County man; a 79-year-old Jefferson County man; a 92-year-old Kanawha County man; an 85-year-old Putnam County woman; a 58-year-old Tyler County man; a 72-year-old Upshur County woman; an 84-year-old Wayne County woman; and an 85-year-old Wyoming County man.

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

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,664,418 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 755 people remained hospitalized across the state, the same as on Monday. Another 203 were in intensive care, nine fewer than on Monday.

The DHHR also reported that 93,481 people have received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 13,764 have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,857 total cases, 51 more than on Monday, and 1,035 active cases, 57 fewer than on Monday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 13.13 and an infection rate of 86.21 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 227. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 121, Mineral, 71; Mercer, 67; Logan, 63; Wood, 62; Hancock, 61; Putnam, 61; Berkeley, 60; and Marshall, 57.

The DHHR also reported 28,577 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,528; Cabell, 1,957; Kanawha, 1,901; Monongalia, 1,752; Mercer, 1,661; Harrison, 1,641; Marion, 1,132; Raleigh, 1084; Wood, 1,035; and Greenbrier, 939.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.40 percent and the daily percentage was 8.68.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.75 percent positivity; 65.49 infection rate): 1,411 cases (19 new), 371 active, 39 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.78 percent positivity; 61.28 infection rate): 692 cases (two new), 141 active, seven deaths

- Ritchie (red - 17.39 percent positivity; 100.18 infection rate): 465 cases (three new), 103 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.58 percent positivity; 66.26 infection rate): 270 cases (two 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 (1,088), Berkeley (7,597), Boone (1,228), Braxton (633), Brooke (1,654), Cabell (6,101), Calhoun (177), Clay (288), Doddridge (320), Fayette (2,063), Gilmer (506), Grant (882), Greenbrier (1,914), Hampshire (1,175), Hancock (2,200), Hardy (1,011), Harrison (3,742), Jackson (1,411), Jefferson (2,828), Kanawha (9,853), Lewis (663), Lincoln (954), Logan (1,992), Marion (2,580), Marshall (2,433), Mason (1,232), McDowell (1,095), Mercer (3,534), Mineral (2,264), Mingo (1,666), Monongalia (6,157), Monroe (757), Morgan (784), Nicholas (856), Ohio (2,906), Pendleton (410), Pleasants (692), Pocahontas (425), Preston (2,043), Putnam (3,348), Raleigh (3,356), Randolph (1,589), Ritchie (465), Roane (365), Summers (585), Taylor (853), Tucker (403), Tyler (447), Upshur (1,188), Wayne (1,993), Webster (198), Wetzel (833), Wirt (270), Wood (5,857), Wyoming (1,339).

UPDATE: 1/11/21 2:45 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 12 deaths and 1,070 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 1,594 deaths and 102,282 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included a 57-year-old Wood County man; four Hancock County residents, a 75-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman, an 81-year-old man and a 92-year-old man; two Fayette County women, ages 85 and 87; an 88-year-old Berkeley County woman; a 60-year-old Cabell County man; an 87-year-old Lewis County man; a 100-year-old Ohio County man; and an 84-year-old Wayne County man.

“As we share this sad news, we pause to remember each West Virginian,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Each life lost is one too many, and we must do everything we can to stop the pandemic.”

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported 1,654,561 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 755 people remained hospitalized across the state, 32 fewer than on Friday. Another 212 were in intensive care, three more than on Friday.

The DHHR also reported that 92,079 people have received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 13,469 have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,806 total cases, 208 more than on Friday, and 1,092 active cases, 31 more than on Friday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 13.25 and an infection rate of 86.55 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 226. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 119, Mineral, 71; Mercer, 64; Logan, 63; Hancock, 61; Berkeley, 60; Putnam, 60; Wood, 59; and Marshall, 57.

The DHHR also reported 29,257 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,588; Cabell, 1,967; Kanawha, 1,928; Monongalia, 1,782; Mercer, 1,683; Harrison, 1,631; Marion, 1,133; Wood, 1,092; Raleigh, 1,080; and Greenbrier, 937.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.38 percent and the daily percentage was 8.77.

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

- Jackson (red - 8.71 percent positivity; 65.99 infection rate): 1,392 cases (64 new since Friday), 375 active, 33 deaths

- Pleasants (orange - 7.90 percent positivity; 63.19 infection rate): 690 cases (14 new since Friday), 144 active, six deaths

- Ritchie (red - 17.23 percent positivity; 99.43 infection rate): 462 cases (35 new since Friday), 116 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 10.56 percent positivity; 66.26 infection rate): 268 cases (17 new since Friday), 50 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 (1,083), Berkeley (7,538), Boone (1,215), Braxton (632), Brooke (1,643), Cabell (6,066), Calhoun (174), Clay (286), Doddridge (316), Fayette (2,052), Gilmer (494), Grant (879), Greenbrier (1,877), Hampshire (1,164), Hancock (2,173), Hardy (995), Harrison (3,681), Jackson (1,392), Jefferson (2,795), Kanawha (9,776), Lewis (654), Lincoln (947), Logan (1,965), Marion (2,546), Marshall (2,421), Mason (1,218), McDowell (1,091), Mercer (3,508), Mineral (2,259), Mingo (1,656), Monongalia (6,110), Monroe (756), Morgan (781), Nicholas (834), Ohio (2,884), Pendleton (405), Pleasants (690), Pocahontas (419), Preston (2,024), Putnam (3,335), Raleigh (3,323), Randolph (1,565), Ritchie (462), Roane (361), Summers (574), Taylor (846), Tucker (406), Tyler (441), Upshur (1,180), Wayne (1,972), Webster (195), Wetzel (816), Wirt (268), Wood (5,806), and Wyoming (1,333).

UPDATE: 1/8/21 2:45 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Two Wood County men, ages, 81 and 87, were among 36 deaths linked to COVID-19 in statistics reported Friday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The deaths raised the toll in Wood County to 58, according to the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard, which, as of 10 a.m., showed 1,554 deaths across the state. The dashboard also showed 1,896 new cases that raised the total to 97,898.

Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR also included eight Brooke County residents, a 70-year-old woman, a 71-year-old man, a 79-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman, a 92-year-old man, a 94-year-old woman and a 100-year-old woman; three Logan County residents, a 51-year-old man, a 75-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman; two Cabell County women, ages 53 and 89; two Gilmer County residents, an 84-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man; two Greenbrier County men, ages, 83 and 99; two Hampshire County residents, a 75-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman; two Kanawha County residents, an 83-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man; two Mercer County women, ages 82 and 87; two Putnam County women, ages 63 and 92; two Ohio County residents, a 68-year-old man and a 92-year-old woman; an 86-year-old Hancock County woman; a 75-year-old Harrison County man; an 89-year-old Marshall County man; a 54-year-old Mason County man; an 84-year-old Mineral County man; a 74-year-old Preston County woman; and a 49-year-old Raleigh County man.

“It is with great sadness that we announce more lives lost to this pandemic,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to these families.”

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the DHHR reported 1,610,917 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 787 people remained hospitalized across the state, two fewer than on Thursday. Another 209 were in intensive care, eight fewer than on Thursday.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 77,156 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 109,440 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,598 total cases, 127 more than on Thursday, and 1,061 active cases, 51 more than on Thursday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 15.23 and an infection rate of 87.06 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 225. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 116, Mineral, 71; Mercer, 64; Logan, 62; Putnam, 60; Wood, 58; Berkeley, 57; Hancock, 56; and Marshall, 56.

The DHHR also reported 28,189 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,420; Cabell, 2,054; Kanawha, 1,937; Monongalia, 1,872; Mercer, 1,628; Harrison, 1,586; Wood, 1,061; Marion,1,010; Raleigh, 958; and Greenbrier, 931.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.25 percent and the daily percentage was 6.72.

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

- Jackson (red - 9.83 percent positivity; 65.49 infection rate): 1,328 cases (18 new), 368 active, 33 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 15.15 percent positivity; 98.62 infection rate): 676 cases (61 new), 184 active, six deaths

- Ritchie (red - 17.69 percent positivity; 84.48 infection rate): 427 cases (24 new), 100 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 11.03 percent positivity; 61.35 infection rate): 251 cases (two new), 50 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 (954), Berkeley (7,116), Boone (1,166), Braxton (603), Brooke (1,603), Cabell (5,879), Calhoun (163), Clay (278), Doddridge (296), Fayette (1,970), Gilmer (468), Grant (851), Greenbrier (1,761), Hampshire (1,119), Hancock (2,126), Hardy (903), Harrison (3,513), Jackson (1,328), Jefferson (2,696), Kanawha (9,466), Lewis (632), Lincoln (887), Logan (1,882), Marion (2,331), Marshall (2,318), Mason (1,164), McDowell (1,067), Mercer (3,316), Mineral (2,229), Mingo (1,606), Monongalia (5,925), Monroe (722), Morgan (725), Nicholas (793), Ohio (2,780), Pendleton (384), Pleasants (676), Pocahontas (405), Preston (1,932), Putnam (3,243), Raleigh (3,153), Randolph (1,365), Ritchie (427), Roane (343), Summers (532), Taylor (806), Tucker (399), Tyler (431), Upshur (1,153), Wayne (1,906), Webster (185), Wetzel (791), Wirt (251), Wood (5,598), Wyoming (1,282).

UPDATE: 1/7/21 2:45 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - A 47-year-old Wood County man was among 37 deaths linked to COVID-19 in statistics reported Thursday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The man’s death raises the toll in Wood County to 56, according to the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard, which, as of 10 a.m., showed 1,518 deaths across the state. The dashboard also showed 1,325 new cases that raised the total to 96,002.

Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR also included five Ohio County residents, a 63-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, an 84-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman; three Brooke County residents, an 82-year-old man, an 88-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman; three Hampshire County residents, a 74-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man and 80-year-old man; three Hancock County residents, a 72-year-old man, an 86-year-old man and a 97-year-old woman; three Kanawha County residents, a 59-year-woman, a 78-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man; three Mason County men, ages, 68, 73 and 88; two Barbour County men, ages 65 and 83; two Cabell County residents, a 70-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman; two Fayette County women, ages 76 and 92; two Monongalia County men, ages 36 and 83; a 72-year-old Greenbrier County man; an 88-year-old Hardy County woman; a 74-year-old Marshall County woman; a 52-year-old Mercer County man; an 81-year-old Nicholas County woman; a 91-year-old Putnam County woman; a 79-year-old Upshur County man; and a 46-year-old Wyoming County man.

“We are devastated to report these additional COVID-19 related deaths,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Every life lost to this pandemic is a tragedy. Our thoughts go out to the families.”

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the DHHR reported 1,587,748 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 789 people remained hospitalized across the state, 29 fewer than on Wednesday. Another 217 were in intensive care, two fewer than on Wednesday.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 66,92 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 109,440 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,471 total cases, an increase of 66 from Wednesday, and 1,010 active cases, one fewer than on Wednesday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 14.92 and an infection rate of 80.74 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 223. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 114, Mineral, 70; Mercer, 62; Logan, 59; Putnam, 48; Berkeley, 57; Wood, 56; Hancock, 55; and Marshall, 55.

The DHHR also reported 27,603 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,399; Cabell, 2,053; Kanawha, 1,923; Monongalia, 1,829; Mercer, 1,604; Harrison, 1,557; Wood, 1,010; Marion, 951; Greenbrier, 936; and Raleigh, 886.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.21 percent and the daily percentage was 7.10.

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

- Jackson (red - 10.63 percent positivity; 66.99 infection rate): 1,310 cases (20 new), 351 active, 33 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 12.48 percent positivity; 87.13 infection rate): 615 cases (eight new), 162 active, six deaths

- Ritchie (red - 16.55 percent positivity; 71.02 infection rate): 403 cases (14 new), 80 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.09 percent positivity; 66.26 infection rate): 249 cases (one new), 50 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 (931), Berkeley (6,999), Boone (1,150), Braxton (599), Brooke (1,574), Cabell (5,801), Calhoun (160), Clay (271), Doddridge (284), Fayette (1,941), Gilmer (457), Grant (835), Greenbrier (1,711), Hampshire (1,094), Hancock (2,083), Hardy (882), Harrison (3,438), Jackson (1,310), Jefferson (2,627), Kanawha (9,345), Lewis (622), Lincoln (871), Logan (1,854), Marion (2,252), Marshall (2,290), Mason (1,145), McDowell (1,049), Mercer (3,255), Mineral (2,207), Mingo (1,582), Monongalia (5,823), Monroe (713), Morgan (720), Nicholas (781), Ohio (2,721), Pendleton (365), Pleasants (615), Pocahontas (397), Preston (1,882), Putnam (3,220), Raleigh (3,048), Randolph (1,328), Ritchie (403), Roane (340), Summers (514), Taylor (786), Tucker (386), Tyler (415), Upshur (1,098), Wayne (1,879), Webster (181), Wetzel (777), Wirt (249), Wood (5,471), Wyoming (1,272).

UPDATE: 1/6/21 12:05 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Four Wood County residents - two men and two women, are among 39 deaths linked to COVID-19 in statistics reported Wednesday morning by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The deaths of a 59-year-old woman, a 67-year-old woman, an 80-year-old man and a 97-year-old man raise the toll in Wood County to 55, according to statistics on the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard that showed 1,481 deaths across the state.

The DHHR also reported 1,516 new cases Wednesday morning, leaving the state with 94,678 overall.

Additional deaths confirmed by the DHHR also included seven Kanawha County residents, a 78-year-man, two 79-year-old men; an 81-year-old man, an 82-year-old man, an 85-year-old man and 88-year-old woman; five Cabell County residents, a 49-year-old man, a 67-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man, an 81-year-old woman and an 89-year-old woman; four Mineral County women, ages 74, 89, 95 and 97; three Hancock County residents, a 73-year-old man, a 75-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman; three Mercer County women, ages 80, 82 and 93; two Monongalia County residents, a 66-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman; a 75-year-old Barbour County man; a 63-year-old Brooke County woman; a 73-year old-Fayette County woman; a 96-year-old Hardy County woman; an 82-year-old Harrison County woman; a 43-year-old Raleigh County woman; a 90-year-old Morgan County woman; a 64-year-old Putnam County man; a 65-year-old Tucker County man; a 61-year-old Upshur County woman; and a 62-year-old Wayne County man.

“Too many families are experiencing the pain of loss due to COVID-19,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “We must each do all that we can to stop the pandemic.”

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DHHR reported 1,570,248 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 818 people remained hospitalized across the state, 12 more than on Tuesday. Another 217 were in intensive care, three more than on Tuesday.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 60,933 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 109,440 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,405 total cases, an increase of 54 from Tuesday, and 1,011 active cases, 67 fewer than on Tuesday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 15.49 and an infection rate of 86.38 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 220. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 112, Mineral, 70; Mercer, 61; Logan, 59; Berkeley, 57; Putnam, 57; Wood, 55; Marshall, 54; and Hancock, 52.

The DHHR also reported 27,626 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,442; Cabell, 2,063; Kanawha, 1,932; Monongalia, 1,831; Mercer, 1595; Harrison, 1,513; Wood, 1,011; Greenbrier, 923; Marion, 920; and Jefferson, 871.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.12 percent and the daily percentage was 12.01.

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

- Jackson (red - 11.47 percent positivity; 72.99 infection rate): 1,290 cases (17 new), 345 active, 33 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 13.88 percent positivity; 93.83 infection rate): 607 cases (seven new), 210 active, six deaths

- Ritchie (red - 15.28 percent positivity; 63.55 infection rate): 389 cases (six new), 73 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 12.80 percent positivity; 68.72 infection rate): 248 cases (three new), 54 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 (899), Berkeley (6,920), Boone (1,137), Braxton (594), Brooke (1,565), Cabell (5,721), Calhoun (154), Clay (269), Doddridge (284), Fayette (1,913), Gilmer (444), Grant (826), Greenbrier (1,677), Hampshire (1,084), Hancock (2,060), Hardy (875), Harrison (3,348), Jackson (1,290), Jefferson (2,596), Kanawha (9,230), Lewis (602), Lincoln (855), Logan (1,840), Marion (2,194), Marshall (2,273), Mason (1,120), McDowell (1,040), Mercer (3,209), Mineral (2,194), Mingo (1,562), Monongalia (5,754), Monroe (699), Morgan (709), Nicholas (774), Ohio (2,687), Pendleton (351), Pleasants (607), Pocahontas (385), Preston (1,870), Putnam (3,190), Raleigh (3,003), Randolph (1,313), Ritchie (389), Roane (337), Summers (503), Taylor (777), Tucker (364), Tyler (407), Upshur (1,080), Wayne (1,846), Webster (177), Wetzel (775), Wirt (248), Wood (5,405), Wyoming (1,253).

UPDATE: 1/5/21 12 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 46 deaths and 1,276 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 1,442 deaths and 93,162 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included an 81-year-old Wood County man; an 84-year-old Jackson County man; eight Monongalia County residents, a 63-year-old man, a 70-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman, a 79-year-old man, an 88-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, and two 96-year-old women; six Hancock County residents, a 69-year-old man, an 82-year-old woman, an 85-year-old woman, an 88-year-old woman, an 89-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man; four Berkeley County residents, a 62-year-old man, a 76-year-old woman, an 81-year-old woman and an 86-year-old woman; four Mercer County residents, a 60-year-old woman, a 70-year-old man, a 76-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman; four Greenbrier County women, ages, 77, 83, 87 and 94; four Kanawha County residents, a 64-year-old woman, a 71-year-old man, an 87-year-old man and a 92-year-old man; three Hampshire County women, ages 56, 71 and 77; three Cabell County women, ages, 73, 77 and 86; two Fayette County residents, a 71-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman; a 78-year-old Harrison County man; an 80-year-old Lincoln County man; a 79-year-old Marion County woman; a 97-year-old Marshall County woman; a 93-year-old Ohio County woman; and an 87-year-old Tucker County man.

“As the COVID-19 fatality count continues to rise, we must remember that these individuals are daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch. “We owe it to them to continue the fight against this virus with preventive measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and washing hands.”

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 1,558,860 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 806 people remained hospitalized across the state. Another 214 were in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 56,354 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 103,375 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,351 total cases, an increase of 54 from Monday, and 1,078 active cases, a decrease of 40 from Monday. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 15.93 and an infection rate of 90.66 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 213. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 107, Mineral, 66; Logan, 59; Mercer, 58; Berkeley, 57; Putnam, 56; Marshall, 54; Wood, 51 and Fayette, 50.

The DHHR also reported 27,316 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,385; Cabell, 2,008; Kanawha, 1,973; Monongalia, 1,869; Mercer, 1584; Harrison, 1,475; Wood, 1,078; Greenbrier, 911; Marion, 887; and Jefferson, 853.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.12 percent and the daily percentage was 12.01.

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

- Jackson (red - 11.15 percent positivity; 71.99 infection rate): 1,273 cases (22 new), 329 active, 33 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 13.91 percent positivity; 100.54 infection rate): 600 cases (five new), 243 active, six deaths

- Ritchie (red - 14.88 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 383 cases (two new), 75 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 13.53 percent positivity; 71.17 infection rate): 245 cases (one new), 55 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 (847), Berkeley (6,749), Boone (1,120), Braxton (573), Brooke (1,532), Cabell (5,600), Calhoun (150), Clay (269), Doddridge (282), Fayette (1,904), Gilmer (443), Grant (822), Greenbrier (1,641), Hampshire (1,070), Hancock (2,031), Hardy (845), Harrison (3,275), Jackson (1,273), Jefferson (2,547), Kanawha (9,165), Lewis (586), Lincoln (830), Logan (1,806), Marion (2,132), Marshall (2,245), Mason (1,108), McDowell (1,037), Mercer (3,170), Mineral (2,156), Mingo (1,550), Monongalia (5,698), Monroe (698), Morgan (702), Nicholas (761), Ohio (2,667), Pendleton (344), Pleasants (600), Pocahontas (374), Preston (1,839), Putnam (3,155), Raleigh (2,958), Randolph (1,263), Ritchie (383), Roane (329), Summers (497), Taylor (767), Tucker (357), Tyler (396), Upshur (1,057), Wayne (1,806), Webster (173), Wetzel (752), Wirt (245), Wood (5,351), Wyoming (1,232).

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 20 deaths and 828 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 1,396 deaths and 91,886 cases.

The deaths confirmed by the DHHR included five Mid-Ohio Valley residents: two 83-year-old Wood County women; two Jackson County residents, an 83-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman; and a 63-year-old Pleasants County man. The deaths raise the toll to 50 in Wood County, 32 in Jackson County and six in Pleasants County.

Other deaths in the state included: three Cabell County residents, a 58-year-old woman, 69-year-old man and a 97-year-old woman; two Barbour County residents, a 70-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman; two Brooke County residents, a 54-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man; a 28-year-old Grant County man; a 78-year-old Greenbrier County woman; a 67-year-old Hancock County man; an 88-year-old Harrison County man; a 77-year-old Jefferson County man; a 91-year-old Monongalia County man; a 73-year-old Roane County man; and a 67-year-old Wyoming County woman.

“These are holes in our hearts and communities,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said. “Our lives have been forever changed by the pandemic.”

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported 1,548,855 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, 799 people remained hospitalized across the state. Another 205 were in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that the state has administered 52,221 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of 103,375 received.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 5,297 total cases and 1,118 active cases. The county also remained red on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 16.60 and an infection rate of 95.79 per 100,000 residents.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 209. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 104, Mineral, 66; Logan, 59; Putnam, 56; Mercer, 54; Berkeley, 53, Marshall, 53; Wood, 50 and Fayette, 48.

The DHHR also reported 27,362 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Berkeley, 2,397; Cabell, 1,987; Kanawha, 1,969; Monongalia, 1,880; Mercer, 1590; Harrison, 1,445; Wood, 1,118; Greenbrier, 924; Marion, 874; and Jefferson, 852.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.07 percent and the daily percentage was 13.81.

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

- Jackson (red - 11.10 percent positivity; 70.99 infection rate): 1,251 cases, 310 active, 32 deaths

- Pleasants (red - 14.58 percent positivity; 106.28 infection rate): 595 cases, 292 active, six deaths

- Ritchie (red - 15.66 percent positivity; 59.06 infection rate): 381 cases, 79 active, seven deaths

- Wirt (red - 14.39 percent positivity; 79.76 infection rate): 244 cases, 64 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 (835), Berkeley (6,651), Boone (1,102), Braxton (561), Brooke (1,510), Cabell (5,522), Calhoun (140), Clay (271), Doddridge (275), Fayette (1,884), Gilmer (437), Grant (807), Greenbrier (1,619), Hampshire (1,055), Hancock (1,997), Hardy (834), Harrison (3,195), Jackson (1,251), Jefferson (2,513), Kanawha (9,072), Lewis (577), Lincoln (823), Logan (1,784), Marion (2,084), Marshall (2,219), Mason (1,091), McDowell (1,028), Mercer (3,111), Mineral (2,145), Mingo (1,532), Monongalia (5,635), Monroe (700), Morgan (687), Nicholas (747), Ohio (2,642), Pendleton (331), Pleasants (595), Pocahontas (368), Preston (1,805), Putnam (3,128), Raleigh (2,914), Randolph (1,233), Ritchie (381), Roane (326), Summers (488), Taylor (751), Tucker (355), Tyler (393), Upshur (1,026), Wayne (1,773), Webster (171), Wetzel (742), Wirt (244), Wood (5,297), Wyoming (1,229).

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