The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 7,
2020, there have been 312,521 total confirmatory
laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,433 total
cases and 127 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an
81-year old female from Pleasants County, a 66-year old male from Mingo County
and a 73-year old male from Mingo County. “We offer our deepest sympathies to the
families as our state grieves more losses due to COVID-19,” said Bill J.
Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
In alignment with updated definitions from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dashboard 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
PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case):
Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (658/28), Boone
(97/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (61/1), Cabell (364/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay
(17/1), Doddridge (5/0), Fayette (140/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (116/1),
Greenbrier (91/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (105/4), Hardy (57/1), Harrison
(213/1), Jackson (162/0), Jefferson (288/6), Kanawha (885/13), Lewis (28/1),
Lincoln (81/0), Logan (209/0), Marion (179/4), Marshall (126/4), Mason (54/0),
McDowell (57/1), Mercer (177/0), Mineral (115/2), Mingo (156/2), Monongalia
(918/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (35/1), Ohio (263/3),
Pendleton (39/1), Pleasants (11/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (101/21), Putnam
(185/1), Raleigh (208/7), Randolph (204/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (15/0),
Summers (7/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne
(198/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (42/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (231/12), Wyoming
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 Preston County in this report.
regarding the change in cases for Grant and Pendleton counties in this report,
when the tests were administered in these counties the facility left some
address fields blank therefore the address on file resorted back to the
historic address on file for an individual which was not necessarily considered
their current address.
note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the
local health department to DHHR. Visit
the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.
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.