WV DHHR confirms 339 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths on Friday

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 339 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths on May 7.

The DHHR confirmed 385 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths on Thursday.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 99-year-old man from Kanawha County; an 81-year-old woman from Kanawha County; a 63-year-old woman from Raleigh County; a 72-year-old woman from Harrison County; a 76-year-old man from Barbour County; and an 82-year-old man from Jefferson County.

“We are saddened by the loss of more West Virginians and extend deepest condolences to these grieving families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR cabinet secretary.

The DHHR reports there have been 2,774,600 (+8,067) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 155,680 (+339) total cases and 2,719 (+6) total deaths.

According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 7,075 active cases and 145,886 recovered cases in the state.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,422), Berkeley (12,269), Boone (2,002), Braxton (921), Brooke (2,193), Cabell (8,663), Calhoun (307), Clay (484), Doddridge (584), Fayette (3,416), Gilmer (823), Grant (1,271), Greenbrier (2,771), Hampshire (1,795), Hancock (2,783), Hardy (1,513), Harrison (5,664), Jackson (2,077), Jefferson (4,567), Kanawha (14,820), Lewis (1,177), Lincoln (1,454), Logan (3,074), Marion (4,383), Marshall (3,407), Mason (1,995), McDowell (1,553), Mercer (4,777), Mineral (2,840), Mingo (2,541), Monongalia (9,161), Monroe (1,124), Morgan (1,155), Nicholas (1,644), Ohio (4,177), Pendleton (700), Pleasants (869), Pocahontas (662), Preston (2,860), Putnam (5,094), Raleigh (6,702), Randolph (2,558), Ritchie (700), Roane (623), Summers (815), Taylor (1,222), Tucker (524), Tyler (701), Upshur (1,852), Wayne (3,073), Webster (475), Wetzel (1,317), Wirt (416), Wood (7,733), Wyoming (1,977).

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 Doddridge and Hancock counties in this report.

Visit the dashboard for more information.

According to the dashboard, 796,765 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 663,080 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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