WV DHHR confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths on Friday


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 170 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths in its report on July 16.

The DHHR confirmed 80 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death in its report on Thursday.

The DHHR reports there have been 3,064,208 (+3,723) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 164,933 (+170) total cases and 2,919 (+2) total deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 86-year-old woman from Barbour County and a 71-year-old man from Greenbrier County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are saddened by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is the most powerful way to prevent further loss of life to this devastating disease.”

According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 1,026 active cases.

CASES PER COUNTY­­­­­­: Barbour (1,515), Berkeley (12,919), Boone (2,185), Braxton (1,024), Brooke (2,253), Cabell (8,949), Calhoun (399), Clay (543), Doddridge (647), Fayette (3,566), Gilmer (889), Grant (1,319), Greenbrier (2,913), Hampshire (1,935), Hancock (2,848), Hardy (1,587), Harrison (6,239), Jackson (2,272), Jefferson (4,813), Kanawha (15,553), Lewis (1,314), Lincoln (1,609), Logan (3,313), Marion (4,674), Marshall (3,542), Mason (2,078), McDowell (1,642), Mercer (5,228), Mineral (3,000), Mingo (2,780), Monongalia (9,424), Monroe (1,226), Morgan (1,248), Nicholas (1,919), Ohio (4,322), Pendleton (726), Pleasants (960), Pocahontas (683), Preston (2,965), Putnam (5,376), Raleigh (7,119), Randolph (2,867), Ritchie (765), Roane (667), Summers (867), Taylor (1,295), Tucker (548), Tyler (753), Upshur (1,991), Wayne (3,191), Webster (566), Wetzel (1,400), Wirt (466), Wood (7,967), Wyoming (2,074).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to the DHHR. 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 Barbour, Boone, Clay, Gilmer and Hardy counties in this report.

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According to the dashboard, 1,043,836 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 866,350 people have been fully vaccinated.

Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents. Click here to view the testing site map and location list.

West Virginians may now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here.

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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