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UPDATE: New cases of COVID-19 reported by MOVHD, DHHR reports additional 10

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Published: Jun. 20, 2020 at 5:13 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 6/21/20 5:10 P.M.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has identified new cases of COVID-19 in Wood County and Pleasants County. Local health officials say Wood County has now seen 55 positive cases and Pleasants County has seen three.

In their 5 p.m. update, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported an additional 10 cases from this morning's update, bringing Sunday's new case total to 43. There have been 2,543 cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia since the pandemic began.

According to statistics on the state's coronavirus resource website, there are 778 active cases of the virus, while 1,676 West Virginians have recovered from it.

89 people have died from coronavirus in West Virginia.

Over 150,000 confirmatory tests have been administered and the cumulative positive test rate sits at 1.69 percent.

In their updates, DHHR officials provide a breakdown of cases on a county basis in the format of "case confirmed by lab test/probable case." Their breakdown can be found below.

Barbour (12/0), Berkeley (414/18), Boone (20/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (5/1), Cabell (81/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (58/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (50/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (19/2), Hardy (41/1), Harrison (49/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (211/5), Kanawha (258/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), Marion (53/2), Marshall (36/1), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (22/0), Mineral (51/2), Mingo (11/3), Monongalia (137/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (72/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (23/1), Preston (49/15), Putnam (43/1), Raleigh (31/1), Randolph (150/0), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (12/1), Tucker (5/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (11/1), Wayne (105/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (52/4), Wyoming (7/0).

By the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department's count, Wood County has 55 positive cases, Pleasants County has three cases, Ritchie County has two cases, Roane County has 12 cases, and Wirt County has four cases.

UPDATE: 6/21/20 2:32 P.M.

Officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported the state's 89th death from COVID-19 on Sunday. The victim was a 74-year old female from Berkeley County.

“Please join with us in grieving the passing of this West Virginian,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

In addition to the latest death, the DHHR reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 in their 10 a.m. update, bringing the state total to 2,533.

Statistics on the state's coronavirus resource website show 770 active cases in the Mountain State. 1,674 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

150,170 total confirmatory tests have been administered in the state, and the cumulative positive test rate is at 1.69 percent.

The DHHR has provided a breakdown of cases on a county level based on the numbers released at 10 a.m. Sunday. They're listed below in a case confirmed by lab test/Probable case format.

Barbour (12/0), Berkeley (414/18), Boone (20/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (5/1), Cabell (80/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (58/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (50/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (19/2), Hardy (40/1), Harrison (48/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (210/5), Kanawha (258/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), Marion (53/2), Marshall (36/1), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (22/0), Mineral (51/2), Mingo (11/3), Monongalia (137/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (70/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (23/1), Preston (48/13), Putnam (43/1), Raleigh (31/1), Randolph (150/0), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (12/1), Tucker (5/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (10/1), Wayne (105/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (52/4), Wyoming (7/0).

UPDATE: 6/20/20

According to a news release, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has identified new cases of COVID-19 in Ritchie County and Roane County.

Local health officials say Ritchie County's total is now at two positive cases while Roane County is at 12. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources listed Roane County as having 11 positive cases at 10 a.m. Saturday, but listed Ritchie County as having three positive cases. In their 5 p.m. update, the DHHR listed Roane with 12 cases and Ritchie with three.

The MOVHD is reporting that Wood County still has a total of 54 positive cases. Calhoun County has three cases, Wirt has four and Pleasants County has two.

Officials with the MOVHD say people should be “vigilant” when visiting coronavirus hot spots. The new cases in Ritchie and Roane Counties come as West Virginia sees a spike in cases related to travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The MOVHD recommends anyone who has recently returned from Myrtle Beach stay home for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, West Virginia has seen a total of 2,500 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 16 since 10 a.m.

148,611 confirmatory tests have been administered in West Virginia. The cumulative positive test rate sits at 1.68 percent. There are 740 active cases in the Mountain State, while 1,672 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

88 West Virginians have died from the virus.

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