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UPDATE: W.Va. reports 1 death, 136 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

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Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 12:45 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2021 at 2:48 PM EST
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UPDATE: 3/2/21 2:45 P.M.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported one new death and 136 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Tuesday morning, leaving the state with 2,301 deaths and 132,184 cases.

The lone death confirmed by the DHHR was a 58-year-old Hampshire County man.

“We offer our deepest condolences to this family,” DHHR Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the DHHR reported 2,190,037 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 210 people remained hospitalized, 15 fewer than on Monday, with 59 in intensive care, two fewer than on Monday.

The DHHR also reported that 300,768 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 197,759 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 7,081 total cases, 18 more than on Monday, and 203 active cases, two fewer than on Monday. The county remained gold on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 4.12 and an infection rate of 18.30 per 100,000 residents. The state also reported 16,365 vaccinations in Wood County.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 285. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 160; Wood, 131; Mercer, 112; Berkeley, 99; Hancock, 86; Mineral, 77; Logan, 76; Putnam, 74; Fayette, 70; Harrison, 70 and Monongalia, 70.

The DHHR also reported 6,692 active cases across the state, 305 fewer than on Monday. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Monongalia, 524; Berkeley, 497; Kanawha, 479; Cabell, 478; Raleigh, 456; Harrison, 354; Putnam, 336; Mercer, 289; Fayette, 263; and Marion, 250.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.44 percent and the daily percentage was 2.35.

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

- Jackson (green - 1.91 percent positivity, 8.00 infection rate); 1,669 cases (two new); 26 active; 50 deaths; 6,156 vaccinations

- Pleasants (green - 1.79 percent positivity, 10.53 infection rate); 803 cases (one new); 14 active; 17 deaths; 2,116 vaccinations

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.72 percent positivity, 17.20 infection rate); 622 cases (zero new); 18 active; nine deaths; 2,165 vaccinations

- Wirt (orange - 11.52 percent positivity, 23.31 infection rate); 360 cases (zero new); 14 active; two deaths, 1,402 vaccinations

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 (1,227), Berkeley (9,699), Boone (1,583), Braxton (777), Brooke (2,012), Cabell (7,825), Calhoun (230), Clay (376), Doddridge (467), Fayette (2,677), Gilmer (714), Grant (1,071), Greenbrier (2,434), Hampshire (1,538), Hancock (2,598), Hardy (1,270), Harrison (4,846), Jackson (1,669), Jefferson (3,638), Kanawha (12,134), Lewis (1,042), Lincoln (1,227), Logan (2,704), Marion (3,682), Marshall (3,016), Mason (1,770), McDowell (1,350), Mercer (4,228), Mineral (2,585), Mingo (2,132), Monongalia (8,054), Monroe (951), Morgan (933), Nicholas (1,183), Ohio (3,640), Pendleton (621), Pleasants (803), Pocahontas (596), Preston (2,544), Putnam (4,228), Raleigh (4,717), Randolph (2,395), Ritchie (622), Roane (549), Summers (703), Taylor (1,092), Tucker (503), Tyler (618), Upshur (1,690), Wayne (2,621), Webster (323), Wetzel (1,092), Wirt (360), Wood (7,081), Wyoming (1,744).

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported no new deaths and 193 new COVID-19 cases in statistics updated Monday morning, leaving the state with 2,300 deaths and 132,048 cases.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, the DHHR reported 2,181,987 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19. In addition, the dashboard showed 225 people remained hospitalized, with 59 in intensive care.

The DHHR also reported that 298,942 people had received the first of two COVID-19 vaccination and that 197,756 had been fully vaccinated against the virus.

In Wood County, the DHHR showed 7,063 total cases and 205 active cases. The county remained gold on the state’s daily alert map with a positivity rate of 4.15 and an infection rate of 18.30 per 100,000 residents. The state also reported 15,032 vaccinations in Wood County.

Kanawha County continued to lead the state in deaths with 285. Other counties in the top 10 include: Cabell, 160; Wood, 131; Mercer, 112; Berkeley, 99; Hancock, 86; Mineral, 77; Logan, 76; Putnam, 74; Fayette, 70; Harrison, 70 and Monongalia, 70.

The DHHR also reported 6,997 active cases across the state. The 10 counties with the most cases include: Monongalia, 543; Berkeley, 523; Kanawha, 495; Cabell, 487; Raleigh, 457; Harrison, 381; Putnam, 336; Mercer, 297; Fayette, 271; and Marion, 252.

The statewide cumulative percentage of positive tests was 5.46 percent and the daily percentage was 4.39.

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

- Jackson (green - 1.76 percent positivity, 7.50 infection rate); 1,667 cases; 26 active; 50 deaths; 6,235 vaccinations

- Pleasants (green - 1.65 percent positivity, 9.57 infection rate); 802 cases; 14 active; 17 deaths; 2,096 vaccinations

- Ritchie (yellow - 3.78 percent positivity, 17.20 infection rate); 622 cases; 20 active; nine deaths; 2,143 vaccinations

- Wirt (orange - 11.31 percent positivity, 23.31 infection rate); 360 cases; 14 active; two deaths, 1,359 vaccinations

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 (1,220), Berkeley (9,693), Boone (1,582), Braxton (777), Brooke (2,011), Cabell (7,807), Calhoun (230), Clay (376), Doddridge (467), Fayette (2,677), Gilmer (712), Grant (1,069), Greenbrier (2,430), Hampshire (1,532), Hancock (2,596), Hardy (1,267), Harrison (4,843), Jackson (1,667), Jefferson (3,634), Kanawha (12,121), Lewis (1,037), Lincoln (1,224), Logan (2,701), Marion (3,676), Marshall (3,013), Mason (1,766), McDowell (1,350), Mercer (4,223), Mineral (2,585), Mingo (2,130), Monongalia (8,049), Monroe (946), Morgan (935), Nicholas (1,179), Ohio (3,637), Pendleton (619), Pleasants (802), Pocahontas (595), Preston (2,542), Putnam (4,221), Raleigh (4,704), Randolph (2,392), Ritchie (622), Roane (603), Summers (702), Taylor (1,091), Tucker (499), Tyler (617), Upshur (1,684), Wayne (2,618), Webster (324), Wetzel (1,087), Wirt (360), Wood (7,063), Wyoming (1,741).

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