CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 78 new cases of the coronavirus and seven additional deaths caused by the virus in its report on Tuesday.
A total of 119 new COVID-19 cases were announced by the DHHR on Monday.
The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, there have been a total of 298,290 (+3,388) laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,051 (+78) total cases and 124 (+7) of those cases resulting in deaths.
The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 70-year-old man from Preston County, a 55-year-old woman from Taylor County, a 68-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 73-year-old man from Marshall County, a 92-year-old man from Grant County, a 43-year-old man from Mingo County and a 91-year-old man from Wood County as the state’s latest deaths caused by COVID-19.
“Each death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease. We send our deepest sympathy to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
These seven COVID-19 deaths are the most confirmed by the DHHR in any report.
According to the DHHR’s website, there are currently 1,865 (-73) active cases and 5,062 (+144) recovered cases in the state.
Listed below are the total numbers of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:
CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (637/24), Boone (88/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (60/1), Cabell (341/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (131/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (80/1), Greenbrier (87/0), Hampshire (74/0), Hancock (100/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (198/1), Jackson (158/0), Jefferson (287/5), *Kanawha (835/13), Lewis (26/1), Lincoln (68/1), Logan (157/0), *Marion (174/4), Marshall (126/3), Mason (50/0), McDowell (45/1), Mercer (167/0), Mineral (112/2), Mingo (142/2), Monongalia (913/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (32/1), Ohio (259/1), Pendleton (40/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (102/23), Putnam (173/1), Raleigh (191/7), Randolph (203/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (52/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (189/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (228/12), Wyoming (23/0).
*Note – As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those 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 Kanawha and Marion counties in this report.
On July 24, 2020, Gov. Jim Justice announced that DHHR, the agency in charge of reporting the number of COVID-19 cases, will transition from providing twice-daily updates to one report every 24 hours. This became effective August 1, 2020.
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.