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    NEW DETAILS: Fourth death reported in WV was an elderly male

    UPDATE: New details have been released following the announcement that West Virginia now has its fourth related death due to COVID-19.

    According to the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department, the person was an elderly male, who was at the United Hospital Center.  The person had underlying health issues and was critically ill.


    CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – During a press conference on Monday, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state has its fourth related death due to COVID-19.

    Gov. Justice didn’t give any details about the fourth death.  He asked all of West Virginia to pray for their families.

    Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.

    Wyoming County confirms first case of COVID-19

    WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Wyoming County Health Department confirms their first case of COVID-19.

    The Wyoming County 911/Office of Emergency Services made the following post on Facebook:


    Wyoming County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming County. Health Department staff are working diligently to gather information regarding this case and to identify any residents who may have had contact with this individual. Appropriate quarantine and monitoring have been put into place. The WCHD reminds everyone to practice social distancing, frequently wash your hands, and stay at home.”

    WV COVID-19 cases rise to 345 statewide

    CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 21 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 345.

    As of April 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 9,940 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 345 positive, 9,595 negative and three deaths.

    DHHR is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR.   The data in the daily reports include all known positive cases but underreports the total number of individuals tested as not all laboratories are able to electronically submit negative test results.

    CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (54), Cabell (7), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (25), Jackson (16), Jefferson (22), Kanawha (56), Lewis (1), Logan (6), Marion (17), Marshall (5), Mason (4), Mercer (4), Mineral (2), Monongalia (53), Morgan (3), Ohio (15), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (4), Putnam (8), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Taylor (1), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (11).

    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 Ohio and Preston counties today.

    Nicholas Co. reports first positive COVID-19 case

    NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Nicholas County Health Department announced it’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus on Sunday.

    Officials say the person has been in quarantine since experiencing her first symptom, but she has not had symptoms for nearly a week.

    The health department reminds residents to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. If you go out, be sure to clean your keys, cell phone, shoes, wallet, etc.