UPDATE: DHHR confirms 6 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths in West Virginia in Friday evening report

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UPDATE (6/5/20 5:14 p.m.):

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has released its late afternoon coronavirus report for June 5.

The DHHR reports that as of 5 p.m., there have been 108,453 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,119 total cases and 84 deaths.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 75-year-old man from Berkeley County and an 84-year-old woman from Pendleton County, according to a press release.

“As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we also encourage all West Virginians to take every precaution to prevent the spread of this disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

In alignment with updated definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dashboard includes probable cases, which are individuals who have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test, the release explains.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case):  Barbour (8/0), Berkeley (326/14), Boone (11/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/1), Cabell (67/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (7/0), Fayette (54/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (11/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (33/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (40/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (138/0), Jefferson (198/5), Kanawha (230/3), Lewis (9/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (20/0), Marion (51/1), Marshall (30/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (48/2), Mingo (6/2), Monongalia (125/13), Monroe (7/1), Morgan (18/1), Nicholas (8/0), Ohio (48/0), Pendleton (11/2), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (20/1), Preston (19/5), Putnam (37/1), Raleigh (16/1), Randolph (132/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (9/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (8/1), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (103/0), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (50/3), Wyoming (2/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that a person tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state, as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.  Such is the case in Jefferson, Mercer, Nicholas and Wyoming counties in this report.

Visit the dashboard for more information.

As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s initiative to increase testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations, the Governor’s Office, DHHR, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and the WV National Guard are offering free testing in Harrison, McDowell and Ohio counties, the release states.

Friday’s testing resulted in 510 individuals tested in Harrison County; 39 in McDowell County; and 324 in Ohio County. The DHHR said these are considered preliminary numbers.

Testing in the same counties will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in these locations.


ORIGINAL STORY (6/5/20 10:21 a.m.):

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 11 new cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths caused by the virus in the state it its morning report on Friday.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Friday, June 5, there have been a total of 108,002 laboratory results received for COVID-19 with 2,113 total results and 82 of those cases resulting in deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 82-year-old woman, an 88-year-old-man and a 52-year-old man, all from Jefferson County.

“We mourn with these families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Listed below are the total number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (8/0), Berkeley (325/14), Boone (11/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/1), Cabell (67/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (6/0), Fayette (54/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (11/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (31/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (40/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (138/0), Jefferson (199/5), Kanawha (230/3), Lewis (9/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (20/0), Marion (50/1), Marshall (30/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (14/0), Mineral (46/2), Mingo (6/2), Monongalia (124/11), Monroe (7/1), Morgan (18/1), Nicholas (9/0), Ohio (48/0), Pendleton (11/2), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (20/1), Preston (19/5), Putnam (37/1), Raleigh (16/1), Randolph (132/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (9/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (8/1), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (103/0), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (50/3), Wyoming (3/0).

Editor’s note: The numbers received from the West Virginia DHHR include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts need to be viewed as historical cases, rather than active cases.

Editor’s note 2: The total number of cases confirmed by the DHHR now includes probable cases, which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.

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