WV DHHR confirms 62 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths on Wednesday

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 62 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths in its report on June 23.

The DHHR confirmed 245 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths in its report on Tuesday.

The DHHR reports there have been 2,982,657 (+4,310) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 163,689 (+62) total cases and 2,872 (+2) total deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 68-year-old woman from Cabell County and a 73-year-old man from Raleigh County.

“Every life lost to this pandemic is a tragedy. Our thoughts go out to the families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR cabinet secretary. “Choosing to have a COVID vaccine means choosing to help stop the loss of lives due to the pandemic.  We each have a role to play in building community immunity in West Virginia.”

According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 1,957 active cases and 158,860 recovered cases in the state.

CASES PER COUNTY­­­­­­: Barbour (1,514), Berkeley (12,823), Boone (2,175), Braxton (1,009), Brooke (2,247), Cabell (8,869), Calhoun (382), Clay (543), Doddridge (640), Fayette (3,545), Gilmer (884), Grant (1,309), Greenbrier (2,886), Hampshire (1,920), Hancock (2,843), Hardy (1,572), Harrison (6,177), Jackson (2,243), Jefferson (4,793), Kanawha (15,476), Lewis (1,280), Lincoln (1,601), Logan (3,283), Marion (4,641), Marshall (3,536), Mason (2,056), McDowell (1,613), Mercer (5,149), Mineral (2,972), Mingo (2,750), Monongalia (9,387), Monroe (1,217), Morgan (1,225), Nicholas (1,899), Ohio (4,306), Pendleton (724), Pleasants (958), Pocahontas (680), Preston (2,958), Putnam (5,321), Raleigh (7,081), Randolph (2,851), Ritchie (756), Roane (660), Summers (863), Taylor (1,276), Tucker (546), Tyler (743), Upshur (1,964), Wayne (3,179), Webster (543), Wetzel (1,385), Wirt (456), Wood (7,936), Wyoming (2,044).

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 of Monongalia, Monroe, Preston, Ritchie and Wayne counties in this report.

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According to the dashboard, 975,670 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 810,708 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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