Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in West Virginia tops 50

A total of 52 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in West Virginia, the state Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday night. That number is an increase of 13 over what was reported Tuesday. Upshur County still has no confirmed cases. “New cases were identified in Hancock, Jackson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, […]

Capito hears from West Virginia health care professionals, hospitals on coronavirus concerns

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today spoke with members of the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) to provide an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and hear directly from health care professionals about their needs to tackle this pandemic. “The medical professionals on the front lines of this coronavirus outbreak are […]

Manchin, Capito announce West Virginia’s eligibility for millions in opioid relief

Sen Joe Manchin

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia is eligible to receive an estimated $43 million through the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. The funding would come through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “West Virginia […]

Nursing home in Morgantown now reporting 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19

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A total of 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown, officials said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Sixteen residents and four staff members have tested positive, Sundale medical director Carl Schrader said. A total of 28 residents and 24 staff are negative, he added, with 76 tests […]