WV DHHR confirms 268 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths on Friday

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 268 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths in its report on July 30.

The DHHR confirmed 255 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths in its report on Friday.

The DHHR reports there have been 3,120,149 (+4,350) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 167,016 (+268) total cases and 2,946 (2) total deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 64-year old male from Brooke County and a 42-year old male from Mason County.

“We have lost far too many West Virginians over the course of this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “It is critical that all who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine schedule an appointment with their medical provider, local pharmacy or through a community vaccination clinic.” 

According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 2,057 active cases.

CASES PER COUNTY­­­­­­: Barbour (1,542), Berkeley (13,061), Boone (2,205), Braxton (1,052), Brooke (2,271), Cabell (9,089), Calhoun (403), Clay (548), Doddridge (653), Fayette (3,656), Gilmer (895), Grant (1,324), Greenbrier (2,922), Hampshire (1,939), Hancock (2,876), Hardy (1,590), Harrison (6,354), Jackson (2,299), Jefferson (4,868), Kanawha (15,712), Lewis (1,355), Lincoln (1,618), Logan (3,342), Marion (4,764), Marshall (3,609), Mason (2,132), McDowell (1,670), Mercer (5,286), Mineral (3,013), Mingo (2,820), Monongalia (9,512), Monroe (1,242), Morgan (1,271), Nicholas (1,955), Ohio (4,383), Pendleton (726), Pleasants (964), Pocahontas (690), Preston (2,978), Putnam (5,470), Raleigh (7,183), Randolph (2,891), Ritchie (774), Roane (673), Summers (870), Taylor (1,324), Tucker (551), Tyler (764), Upshur (2,028), Wayne (3,237), Webster (610), Wetzel (1,426), Wirt (469), Wood (8,050), Wyoming (2,106)

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 Clay County in this report.

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According to the dashboard, 1,059,859 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 877,407 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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