The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 9,
2020, there have been 322,914 total confirmatory
laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,694 total
cases and 139 deaths.
has confirmed the deaths of eight individuals from Mercer County from the
Princeton Health Care Center. Those
who died include an 80-year old female, an 87-year old female, an 86-year old
female, a 79-year old female, a 91-year old male, a 78-year old female, an 89-year
old female, and a 76-year old male. “We
are deeply saddened by the passing of these eight West Virginians,” said Bill J.
Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our condolences are extended to these families
during their time of grief.”
deaths occurred over the course of the last few weeks but were not reported in
an official capacity due to personnel changes at the Mercer County Health
Department. A total of 11 individuals have died from the Princeton Health Care
Center; three of these deaths were previously reported by DHHR.
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 (669/27), Boone
(101/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (63/1), Cabell (391/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay
(18/0), Doddridge (6/0), Fayette (148/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (120/1),
Greenbrier (93/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (108/4), Hardy (57/1), Harrison
(218/3), Jackson (162/0), Jefferson (287/7), Kanawha (922/13), Lewis (28/1),
Lincoln (87/0), Logan (228/0), Marion (187/4), Marshall (127/4), Mason (56/0),
McDowell (61/1), Mercer (196/0), Mineral (119/2), Mingo (171/2), Monongalia
(922/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (27/1), Nicholas (36/1), Ohio (265/3),
Pendleton (39/1), Pleasants (12/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (104/21), Putnam
(194/1), Raleigh (246/7), Randolph (205/5), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (15/0),
Summers (11/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (37/3),
Wayne (206/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (42/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (235/12), 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 Lincoln County 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.