Seven new cases of COVID-19, three additional deaths reported Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced that just seven new cases of COVID-19 had been identified in the Mountain State on Monday, but also reported that three more people have died of the virus.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 70-year old female from Jackson County, an 89-year old male from Kanawha County and a 56-year old female from Nicholas County.

“It’s with great sadness that we announce three more deaths as a result of COVID-19,” Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, said in a press release.

The seven new confirmed cases statewide was the lowest daily total since March.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on May 11, 2020, there have been 64,165 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,369 positive, 62,796 negative and 57 deaths,” according to the press release.

The cumulative positive rate dropped slightly to 2.1 percent. The daily rate of positive cases reported Monday was 0.5 percent.

About 38 percent of the West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 803 people have recovered and 57 have died, a mortality rate of about 6.6 percent.

New cases were reported Monday in Berkeley, Cabell, Hardy, Harrison, Kanawha, Mingo, Morgan, Putnam and Raleigh counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (7), Berkeley (191), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (53), Clay (2), Fayette (34), Gilmer (8), Grant (3), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (9), Hancock (12), Hardy (17), Harrison (34), Jackson (136), Jefferson (88), Kanawha (186), Lewis (4), Lincoln (5), Logan (13), Marion (46), Marshall (22), Mason (13), McDowell (6), Mercer (11), Mineral (22), Mingo (3), Monongalia (113), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (8), Ohio (36), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (14), Putnam (28), Raleigh (10), Randolph (5), Ritchie (1), Roane (8), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (5), Wayne (93), Wetzel (6), Wirt (3), Wood (43), Wyoming (1).

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