West Virginia reports six more deaths Wednesday as COVID-19 cases top 8,000

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 133 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State.

Six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 85-year old male from Mercer County, an 82-year old female from Grant County, an 81-year old female from Mercer County, a 79-year old female from Mercer County, an 80-year old male from Logan County and a 42-year old male from Logan County.

“Today is a difficult day in our fight against COVID-19,” Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, said in a press release. “Our hearts go out to all who are grieving during this time.”

West Virginia has now reported 37 deaths related to COVID-19 this month.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., on August 12, 2020, there have been 335,075 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 8,008 total cases and 153 deaths,” according to a press release.

New cases were reported Wednesday in Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Fayette, Grant, Hampshire, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Wood and Wyoming counties.

Two cases were removed from Upshur County — one confirmed and one probable.

“As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Greenbrier, Hancock, McDowell, Monroe and Upshur counties in this report,” according to the press release.

About 1,895 West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 5,960 people have recovered and 153 have died. The daily percent positive was 2.85%.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (685/28), Boone (109/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (69/1), Cabell (418/10), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (18/0), Doddridge (6/0), Fayette (154/1), Gilmer (17/0), Grant (128/1), Greenbrier (92/0), Hampshire (80/0), Hancock (107/4), Hardy (60/1), Harrison (232/3), Jackson (166/0), Jefferson (292/7), Kanawha (962/14), Lewis (27/1), Lincoln (95/0), Logan (264/0), Marion (189/4), Marshall (126/4), Mason (66/0), McDowell (59/1), Mercer (208/1), Mineral (125/2), Mingo (181/2), Monongalia (936/17), Monroe (19/1), Morgan (29/1), Nicholas (39/1), Ohio (269/3), Pendleton (41/1), Pleasants (13/1), Pocahontas (41/1), Preston (104/21), Putnam (202/1), Raleigh (259/8), Randolph (206/5), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (16/0), Summers (15/0), Taylor (58/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (15/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (212/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (43/1), Wirt (7/0), Wood (252/12), Wyoming (37/0).

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