WV DHHR confirms 64 news cases of COVID-19; daily total is 220

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on July 31, 2020, there have been 283,848 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 6,642 total cases and 116 deaths.

CountiesConfirmed CasesRecoveredActive CasesDeaths
Fayette56938318610
Greenbrier12011283
McDowell807370
Mercer40116323826
Monroe14879697
Nicholas8850383
Pocahontas595720
Raleigh473412618
Summers4223190
Wyoming10158433
Current HospitalizationsICU CasesPeople On Vents  
1625828

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (623/22), Boone (76/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (59/1), Cabell (306/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/0), Doddridge (4/0), Fayette (126/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (67/1), Greenbrier (85/0), Hampshire (73/0), Hancock (93/4), Hardy (53/1), Harrison (182/1), Jackson (157/0), Jefferson (283/5), Kanawha (785/13), Lewis (25/1), Lincoln (61/0), Logan (133/0), Marion (166/4), Marshall (122/2), Mason (45/0), McDowell (25/1), Mercer (138/0), Mineral (107/2), Mingo (119/2), Monongalia (880/16), Monroe (18/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (30/1), Ohio (248/0), Pendleton (36/1), Pleasants (7/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (99/23), Putnam (158/1), Raleigh (166/6), Randolph (204/3), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (14/0), Summers (6/0), Taylor (51/1), Tucker (9/0), Tyler (12/0), Upshur (36/2), Wayne (180/2), Webster (3/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (222/11), Wyoming (20/0).

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 Nicholas, Preston, Summers, and Wyoming counties in this report.

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR.

Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

In alignment with updated definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dashboard includes probable cases which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.

Additional report:

To increase COVID-19 testing opportunities, the Governor’s Office, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, WV Department of Health and Human Resources, WV National Guard, local health departments, and community partners today provided free COVID-19 testing for residents in counties with high minority populations and evidence of COVID-19 transmission.

The testing resulted in 195 individuals tested in Gilmer County (first day of two-day testing event). Please note these are considered preliminary numbers.

Testing will be held tomorrow in Gilmer and Marion counties in these locations.

Tyler Barker
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