The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 10:00 a.m., on August 15, 2020, there have been 350,076 total confirmatory laboratory results received
for COVID-19, with 8,457 total cases and 160 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 67-year
old female from Pleasants County, an 88-year old female from Mercer County and
a 95-year old female from Logan County. “I urge everyone in West Virginia to do
their part to reduce the spread of this virus throughout our communities so we can
protect one another and prevent further loss of life,” said Bill J. Crouch,
DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour
(31), Berkeley (733), Boone (117), Braxton (8), Brooke (74), Cabell (447),
Calhoun (6), Clay (18), Doddridge (6), Fayette (166), Gilmer (18), Grant (131),
Greenbrier (95), Hampshire (86), Hancock (112), Hardy (63), Harrison (243),
Jackson (166), Jefferson (304), Kanawha (1,066), Lewis (28), Lincoln (105),
Logan (354), Marion (199), Marshall (130), Mason (70), McDowell (66), Mercer
(227), Mineral (126), Mingo (200), Monongalia (986), Monroe (20), Morgan (32),
Nicholas (39), Ohio (278), Pendleton (42), Pleasants (14), Pocahontas (42),
Preston (128), Putnam (216), Raleigh (292), Randolph (213), Ritchie (3), Roane
(19), Summers (18), Taylor (61), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (38), Wayne
(218), Webster (4), Wetzel (45), Wirt (7), Wood (275), Wyoming (46).
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 Mineral and
Nicholas counties in this report.
note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the
local health department to DHHR.
On August 12, 2020, DHHR announced that
both confirmed and probable deaths will be reported on the dashboard, per CDC
guidelines. Probable deaths are defined as decedents who had no known
positive laboratory test for COVID-19 but whose death certificate lists
COVID-19 as a cause of death or contributing factor, or decedents who were
symptomatic and had a known exposure to COVID-19.
published daily at 10 a.m. on the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov.