45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in West Virginia on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 45 new cases of COVID-19 had been identified in the Mountain State. No additional deaths were reported.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on May 27, 2020, there have been 89,460 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,899 total cases and 74 deaths,” according to a press release.

While many of the new cases were in Randolph County, presumably due to the outbreak at the Huttonsville Correctional Center, a total of 19 counties reported new cases on Wednesday.

New cases were reported in Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Fayette, Hampshire, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Marion, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Ohio, Pendleton, Randolph, Roane, Taylor, Wetzel and Wood counties.

The daily positive rate was 3.19 percent, according to the DHHR.

About 618 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 1,207 people have recovered and 74 have died, a mortality rate of about 5.8 percent.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (9/0), Berkeley (286/11), Boone (9/0), Braxton (2/0), Brooke (4/0), Cabell (58/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (2/0), Fayette (47/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (10/1), Greenbrier (9/0), Hampshire (23/0), Hancock (15/2), Hardy (38/0), Harrison (39/1), Jackson (135/0), Jefferson (164/3), Kanawha (214/2), Lewis (6/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (16/0), Marion (51/0), Marshall (28/0), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (13/0), Mineral (39/2), Mingo (5/1), Monongalia (121/8), Monroe (6/1), Morgan (17/1), Nicholas (10/0), Ohio (41/0), Pendleton (9/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (16/1), Preston (17/5), Putnam (33/0), Raleigh (15/1), Randolph (104/0), Ritchie (1/0), Roane (10/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (9/0), Tucker (4/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (6/1), Wayne (97/0), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (51/3), Wyoming (3/0).

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