New COVID-19 cases in Barbour, Randolph counties among 18 reported statewide Tuesday

New confirmed cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Randolph and Barbour counties on Tuesday, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced in their evening update.

Both counties saw one additional case. Overall, the total number of known cases in West Virginia increased by 18 to 1,242 on Tuesday.

The number of deaths attributed to the virus remains 50, the second straight day without an increase.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on May 5, 2020, there have been 55,157 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,242 positive, 53,915 negative and 50 deaths,” according to a press release.

The cumulative positive rate – which needs to remain below 3 percent per the governor’s reopening plan – is currently 2.3 percent. The daily rate of positive cases reported Tuesday was 1.7 percent.

About 42 percent of the West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 667 people have recovered and 50 have died, a mortality rate of about 7 percent.

New cases were reported Tuesday in Barbour, Fayette, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Randolph, Taylor, Wayne and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (6), Berkeley (166), Boone (6), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (44), Fayette (20), Gilmer (3), Grant (3), Greenbrier (7), Hampshire (8), Hancock (11), Hardy (9), Harrison (31), Jackson (134), Jefferson (83), Kanawha (170), Lewis (4), Lincoln (2), Logan (14), Marion (46), Marshall (19), Mason (12), McDowell (6), Mercer (11), Mineral (18), Mingo (2), Monongalia (108), Monroe (6), Morgan (14), Nicholas (8), Ohio (34), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (13), Putnam (27), Raleigh (9), Randolph (5), Ritchie (1), Roane (6), Summers (1), Taylor (9), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (5), Wayne (91), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (42), Wyoming (1).

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