West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

West Virginias First Death from COVID-19 Confirmed


Through the Marion County Health Department and United Hospital Center, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed an 88-year old female from Marion County has died as a result of COVID-19.


To protect the patient’s privacy, no additional details will be released.


“We extend our sincere condolences to this family,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov