The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 10:00 a.m., on August 8, 2020, there have been 317,763 total confirmatory laboratory results received
for COVID-19, with 7,563 total cases and 131 deaths.
has confirmed the deaths of a 70-year old male from Cabell
County, a 38-year old female from Kanawha County, an 84-year old female from
Fayette County, and a 77-year old female from Fayette County. “It is with a heavy
heart that we confirm the deaths of these four West Virginians,” 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 (666/27), Boone
(100/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (61/1), Cabell (380/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay
(18/0), Doddridge (6/0), Fayette (144/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (118/1),
Greenbrier (92/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (107/4), Hardy (57/1), Harrison
(216/3), Jackson (162/0), Jefferson (287/7), Kanawha (898/13), Lewis (28/1),
Lincoln (88/0), Logan (221/0), Marion (182/4), Marshall (127/4), Mason (54/0),
McDowell (57/1), Mercer (182/0), Mineral (118/2), Mingo (170/2), Monongalia
(921/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (36/1), Ohio (263/3),
Pendleton (38/1), Pleasants (11/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (103/21), Putnam
(192/1), Raleigh (220/7), Randolph (204/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (15/0),
Summers (10/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (36/3),
Wayne (201/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (42/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (233/12), 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 Pendleton and Tucker
counties in this report.
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.