WV DHHR confirms 93 new COVID-19 cases, 9 additional deaths in Thursday report


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 93 new COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths in its report on Thursday.

A total of 145 new cases and three deaths were announced by the DHHR on Wednesday.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, there have been a total of 413,634 (+4,205) laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 9,633 (+93) total cases and 199 (+9) of those cases resulting in deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 93-year-old man from Fayette County, an 81-year-old man from Clay County, a 90-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 67-year-old woman from Logan County, a 93-year-old man from Logan County, an 81-year-old woman from Logan County, an 89-year-old man from Monroe County, a 90-year-old man from Monroe County and a 72-year-old woman from Kanawha County.

“The passing of these West Virginians is reported with a heavy heart and we extend our deepest sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

According to the DHHR’s website, there are currently 1,661 (-88) active cases and 7,773 (+172) recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the total number of COVID-19 cases per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:

CASES PER COUNTY:Barbour (33), Berkeley (780), Boone (132), Braxton (9), Brooke (85), Cabell (502), Calhoun (8), Clay (19), Doddridge (6), Fayette (215), Gilmer (18), Grant (139), Greenbrier (99), Hampshire (91), Hancock (118), Hardy (70), Harrison (260), Jackson (198), Jefferson (336), Kanawha (1,294), Lewis (32), Lincoln (111), Logan (454), Marion (212), *Marshall (133), Mason (94), *McDowell (71), Mercer (287), Mineral (140), Mingo (224), Monongalia (1,075), Monroe (95), Morgan (37), Nicholas (47), *Ohio (288), Pendleton (44), Pleasants (14), Pocahontas (42), Preston (136), Putnam (257), Raleigh (332), Randolph (221), Ritchie (3), *Roane (24), Summers (18), Taylor (103), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (43), Wayne (238), Webster (7), Wetzel (45), Wirt (9), Wood (298), Wyoming (61).

*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 Marshall, McDowell, Ohio, and Roane counties in this report.

Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.

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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