Two deaths, 20 new cases of COVID-19 found on Sunday

The total COVID-19 case count in West Virginia increased by 20 on Sunday and two additional deaths were attributed to the disease.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on May 17, 2020, there have been 75,490 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,490 positive, 74,000 negative and 67 deaths,” according to a press release.

Both new deaths were from Fayette County: a 69-year old male and an 85-year old female.

“We regret to report two more deaths of West Virginians and wish their families our sincere condolences,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

While Upshur County remained at six total confirmed cases — none of which are currently active — both Lewis and Randolph counties reported new cases on Sunday.

The final number of cases reported Sunday actually decreased throughout the day because some test results were miscounted, the DHHR said.

“The reason for the reductions in the total may be attributed to individuals being from out of state or a duplicate case reported earlier was determined by a county health department,” according to the press release.

About 473 of the West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 919 people have recovered and 67 have died, a mortality rate of about 6.8 percent.

New cases were reported Sunday in Berkeley, Calhoun, Greenbrier, Jefferson, Lewis, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Pocahontas and Randolph counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (7), Berkeley (210), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (56), Calhoun (2), Clay (2), Fayette (38), Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (12), Hancock (12), Hardy (25), Harrison (35), Jackson (136), Jefferson (100), Kanawha (206), Lewis (5), Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (24), Mason (15), McDowell (6), Mercer (12), Mineral (28), Mingo (4), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (38), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (9), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (10), Randolph (7), Ritchie (1), Roane (9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96), Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (47), Wyoming (2).

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