UPDATE: DHHR announces 94 new COVID-19 cases, additional death in WV in evening report; total of 150 new cases confirmed on Wednesday

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UPDATE (7/15/20 5:17 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 94 new coronavirus cases and an additional death caused by the virus in its evening report on Wednesday. This brings the day’s new case total to 150.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 5 p.m on Wednesday, July 15, there have been a total of 217,786 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,557 total cases and 98 of those cases resulting in deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the death of a 77-year-old man from Wood County as the state’s 98th death caused by COVID-19.

“The passing of this West Virginian is reported with great sadness and we extend our sympathies to his loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

According to the DHHR’s website, there a currently 1,461 active cases and 2,999 recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the current numbers 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 (23/0), Berkeley (531/19), Boone (46/0), Braxton (5/0), Brooke (32/1), Cabell (197/7), Calhoun (4/0), Clay (13/0), Fayette (89/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (20/1), Greenbrier (74/0), Hampshire (45/0), Hancock (47/3), Hardy (47/1), Harrison (131/0), Jackson (148/0), Jefferson (256/5), Kanawha (442/12), Lewis (23/1), Lincoln (12/0), Logan (41/0), Marion (116/3), Marshall (71/1), Mason (26/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (67/0), Mineral (68/2), Mingo (34/2), Monongalia (624/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (19/1), Ohio (158/0), Pendleton (17/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (37/1), Preston (86/21), Putnam (93/1), Raleigh (83/3), Randolph (192/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (22/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (136/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (38/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (186/9), Wyoming (7/0).

*Note – As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those 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.

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.


ORIGINAL (7/15/20 10:12 a.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 56 new COVID-19 cases in the state in its morning report on Wednesday.

A total of 94 new cases were announced on Tuesday.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, there have been a total of 215,450 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,463 total cases and 97 of those cases resulting in deaths.

According to the DHHR’s website, there are currently 1,371 active cases and 2,995 recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the current numbers 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 (23/0), Berkeley (530/19), Boone (42/0), Braxton (5/0), Brooke (31/1), Cabell (196/7), Calhoun (4/0), Clay (13/0), Fayette (86/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (20/1), Greenbrier (74/0), Hampshire (45/0), Hancock (43/3), Hardy (47/1), Harrison (128/0), Jackson (148/0), Jefferson (254/5), Kanawha (430/12), Lewis (22/1), Lincoln (10/0), Logan (40/0), Marion (113/3), Marshall (69/1), Mason (26/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (63/0), Mineral (68/2), Mingo (29/2), Monongalia (604/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (19/1), Ohio (151/0), Pendleton (16/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (37/1), Preston (84/21), Putnam (91/1), Raleigh (81/3), Randolph (191/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (22/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (128/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (37/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (185/9), Wyoming (7/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those 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.

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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