West Virginia announces record daily increase with 130 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that a record 130 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

That is easily the highest single-day total since the pandemic began in March. The percentage of people testing positive is also nearly four times higher than the levels seen throughout most of June.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on July 5, 2020, there have been 186,418 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 3,335 total cases and 95 deaths,” according to a press release.

One additional death has been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 84-year old female from Greenbrier County.

“Each death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease. We send our sympathy to this family and urge all West Virginians to follow the guidelines to protect each other from the spread,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, in a press release.

More than half West Virginia’s 55 counties reported at least one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday.

New cases were reported in Barbour, Berkeley, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel and Wood counties.

About 806 West Virginia cases are currently active, which is also a record number, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 2,434 people have recovered and 95 have died.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (16/0), Berkeley (464/18), Boone (23/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (9/1), Cabell (150/5), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (11/0), Fayette (69/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (64/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (25/3), Hardy (44/1), Harrison (76/0), Jackson (144/0), Jefferson (238/5), Kanawha (341/9), Lewis (19/1), Lincoln (8/0), Logan (26/0), Marion (79/3), Marshall (43/1), Mason (22/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (50/0), Mineral (56/2), Mingo (20/3), Monongalia (256/14), Monroe (15/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (14/1), Ohio (109/1), Pendleton (13/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (30/1), Preston (72/16), Putnam (65/1), Raleigh (61/1), Randolph (169/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (16/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (5/0), Upshur (20/1), Wayne (116/1), Wetzel (16/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (120/8), Wyoming (7/0).

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