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West Virginia reports 344 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 344 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (2), Barbour (2), Lewis (6) and Randolph (8) counties.

A total of 18 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR.

Nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 96-year old female from Monongalia County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 75-year old female from Jackson County, a 70-year old female from Ohio County, a 60-year old female from Kanawha County, an 87-year old female from Tyler County, a 71-year old male from Jefferson County, an 88-year old male from McDowell County, and a 65-year old male from Monongalia County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 4, 2021, there have been 2,746,420 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 154,551 total cases and 2,695 deaths,” according to a press release.

About 7,140 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 144,716 people have recovered and 2,695 have died. The daily percent positive was 4.97%.

A total of 649,834 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said. That’s about 36% of the state’s population.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,413), Berkeley (12,184), Boone (1,983), Braxton (906), Brooke (2,175), Cabell (8,612), Calhoun (285), Clay (476), Doddridge (576), Fayette (3,393), Gilmer (802), Grant (1,270), Greenbrier (2,744), Hampshire (1,772), Hancock (2,773), Hardy (1,505), Harrison (5,621), Jackson (2,043), Jefferson (4,538), Kanawha (14,715), Lewis (1,166), Lincoln (1,448), Logan (3,055), Marion (4,338), Marshall (3,385), Mason (1,987), McDowell (1,548), Mercer (4,740), Mineral (2,833), Mingo (2,520), Monongalia (9,128), Monroe (1,118), Morgan (1,148), Nicholas (1,613), Ohio (4,160), Pendleton (699), Pleasants (863), Pocahontas (662), Preston (2,853), Putnam (5,046), Raleigh (6,653), Randolph (2,540), Ritchie (693), Roane (607), Summers (807), Taylor (1,213), Tucker (525), Tyler (691), Upshur (1,845), Wayne (3,036), Webster (474), Wetzel (1,291), Wirt (413), Wood (7,701), Wyoming (1,966).

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