CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 261 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths in its report on May 19.
The DHHR confirmed 245 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death in its report on Tuesday.
The DHHR reports there have been 2,855,156 (+9,771) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 159,149 (+261) total cases and 2,767 (+4) total deaths.
The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 60-year-old man from Berkeley County; a 36-year-old man from Webster County; a 72-year-old man from Kanawha County; and a 67-year-old woman from Raleigh County.
“The pain of grief runs long and deep,” 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 5,983 active cases and 150,399 recovered cases in the state.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,463), Berkeley (12,500), Boone (2,086), Braxton (962), Brooke (2,202), Cabell (8,754), Calhoun (361), Clay (529), Doddridge (609), Fayette (3,467), Gilmer (868), Grant (1,275), Greenbrier (2,835), Hampshire (1,871), Hancock (2,816), Hardy (1,541), Harrison (5,812), Jackson (2,143), Jefferson (4,646), Kanawha (15,087), Lewis (1,228), Lincoln (1,498), Logan (3,165), Marion (4,498), Marshall (3,483), Mason (2,015), McDowell (1,579), Mercer (4,929), Mineral (2,881), Mingo (2,621), Monongalia (9,255), Monroe (1,149), Morgan (1,200), Nicholas (1,772), Ohio (4,240), Pendleton (704), Pleasants (923), Pocahontas (664), Preston (2,911), Putnam (5,212), Raleigh (6,871), Randolph (2,680), Ritchie (718), Roane (640), Summers (827), Taylor (1,232), Tucker (531), Tyler (728), Upshur (1,894), Wayne (3,133), Webster (502), Wetzel (1,362), Wirt (437), Wood (7,831), Wyoming (2,009).
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 Calhoun, Clay, Grant, Lewis, Pocahontas and Wyoming counties in this report.
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According to the dashboard, 850,060 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 705,024 people have been fully vaccinated.
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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.