West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

COVID-19 Daily Update 7-8-2021


​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of July 8, 2021, there have been 3,034,702 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 164,399 total cases and 2,904 deaths. 

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 77-year old male from Mingo County, a 77-year old male from Harrison County, and an 87-year old female from Monongalia County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are saddened by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is the most powerful way to prevent further loss of life to this devastating disease.”

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,516), Berkeley (12,872), Boone (2,179), Braxton (1,020), Brooke (2,249), Cabell (8,898), Calhoun (397), Clay (543), Doddridge (647), Fayette (3,559), Gilmer (888), Grant (1,316), Greenbrier (2,905), Hampshire (1,929), Hancock (2,846), Hardy (1,586), Harrison (6,215), Jackson (2,268), Jefferson (4,807), Kanawha (15,510), Lewis (1,301), Lincoln (1,607), Logan (3,305), Marion (4,661), Marshall (3,541), Mason (2,066), McDowell (1,618), Mercer (5,201), Mineral (2,991), Mingo (2,774), Monongalia (9,401), Monroe (1,226), Morgan (1,231), Nicholas (1,909), Ohio (4,319), Pendleton (726), Pleasants (959), Pocahontas (683), Preston (2,964), Putnam (5,341), Raleigh (7,104), Randolph (2,861), Ritchie (761), Roane (666), Summers (865), Taylor (1,286), Tucker (548), Tyler (750), Upshur (1,978), Wayne (3,183), Webster (553), Wetzel (1,394), Wirt (457), Wood (7,957), Wyoming (2,062).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. 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 Boone, Fayette, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Preston, Randolph, and Ritchie counties in this report. Please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

West Virginians 12 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccine, or to find a vaccine site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965. West Virginians ages 12 and older who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register for the Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life vaccine sweepstakes by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.

Free pop-up COVID-19 testing is available today in Barbour, Berkeley, Hampshire, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties.

Barbour County
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Barbour County Health Department, 109 Wabash Avenue, Philippi, WV 
Berkeley County
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 891 Auto Parts Place, Martinsburg, WV
Hampshire County
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Hampshire County Health Department, 16189 Northwestern Turnpike, Augusta, WV
Jefferson County
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Hollywood Casino, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV 
Lincoln County
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Lincoln County Health Department, 8008 Court Avenue, Hamlin, WV (optional pre-registration: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)

For additional free COVID-19 testing opportunities across the state, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov