COVID-19 Daily Update 8-9-2020 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

The West Virginia Department of Health andHuman Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on August 9,2020, there have been 322,914 total confirmatorylaboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,694 totalcases and 139 deaths.

DHHRhas confirmed the deaths of eight individuals from Mercer County from thePrinceton Health Care Center. Thosewho died include an 80-year old female, an 87-year old female, an 86-year oldfemale, a 79-year old female, a 91-year old male, a 78-year old female, an 89-yearold female, and a 76-year old male. Weare deeply saddened by the passing of these eight West Virginians, said Bill J.Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. Our condolences are extended to these familiesduring their time of grief.

Thedeaths occurred over the course of the last few weeks but were not reported inan official capacity due to personnel changes at the Mercer County HealthDepartment. A total of 11 individuals have died from the Princeton Health CareCenter; three of these deaths were previously reported by DHHR.

In alignment with updated definitions fromthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dashboard includes probablecases which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody)or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but noconfirmatory test.

CASESPER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case):Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (669/27), Boone(101/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (63/1), Cabell (391/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay(18/0), Doddridge (6/0), Fayette (148/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (120/1),Greenbrier (93/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (108/4), Hardy (57/1), Harrison(218/3), Jackson (162/0), Jefferson (287/7), Kanawha (922/13), Lewis (28/1),Lincoln (87/0), Logan (228/0), Marion (187/4), Marshall (127/4), Mason (56/0),McDowell (61/1), Mercer (196/0), Mineral (119/2), Mingo (171/2), Monongalia(922/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (27/1), Nicholas (36/1), Ohio (265/3),Pendleton (39/1), Pleasants (12/1), Pocahontas (40/1), Preston (104/21), Putnam(194/1), Raleigh (246/7), Randolph (205/5), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (15/0),Summers (11/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (37/3),Wayne (206/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (42/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (235/12), Wyoming(31/0).

As case surveillance continues at thelocal health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certaincounty may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individualin question may have crossed the state border to be tested.Such is the case of Lincoln County in this report.

Pleasenote that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from thelocal health department to DHHR. Visitthe dashboard at for more detailed information.

On July 24,2020, Gov. Jim Justice announced that DHHR, the agency in charge of reportingthe number of COVID-19 cases will transition from providing twice-daily updatesto one report every 24 hours. This becameeffective August 1, 2020.

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