West Virginia Health Officials report COVID-19 cases top 200,000


(AP GRAPHICSBANK) Coronavirus West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia has now surpassed 200,000 cases of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic. The first case in West Virginia was confirmed on March 17, 2020.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 7, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) says 1,008 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall total to 200,308 cases since the pandemic began.

Health officials also confirmed three more West Virginians have died in connection to COVID-19. The state has reported 3,151 deaths throughout the pandemic. The newly confirmed deaths include a 65-year-old male from Harrison County, a 44-year-old male from Logan County, and a 66-year-old female from Kanawha County.

West Virginia COVID-19 data for Sept. 7, 2021. (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

The state has a total of 21,752 current active COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday, the state has reported 1,278 delta variant cases, 2,511 U.K. (Alpha) variant cases, eight South African (Beta) variant cases and 34 Brazillian (Gamma) variant cases.

Health officials say the state has received a total of 3,496,138 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positivity rate of 14.55 percent and a cumulative rate of 5.35 percent.

WV County Alert System map for Sept. 7, 2021. (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

According to the WV DHHR’s County Alert System map, Tucker County has returned to yellow, but still no counties are in green.

The map lists Pleasants County as the only county in gold.

Orange counties include Lincoln, McDowell, Summers, Fayette, Pocahontas, Roane, Gilmer, Lewis, Harrison, Taylor, Barbour, Morgan, Ohio and Hancock counties.

The remaining 39 of the state’s 55 counties are in red. These include Jefferson, Berkeley, Harrison, Mineral, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton, Preston, Monongalia, Marion, Brooke, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Doddridge, Roane, Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Jackson, Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Kanawha, Wyoming, Raleigh, Mercer, Monroe, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Clay, Braxton, Webster, Upshur and Roane counties.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 per county include:

Barbour (2,080), Berkeley (14,938), Boone (2,602),Braxton (1,364), Brooke (2,509), Cabell (11,120), Calhoun (639), Clay (813), Doddridge (801), Fayette (4,437), Gilmer (1,048), Grant (1,561), Greenbrier (3,682), Hampshire (2,276), Hancock (3,150), Hardy (1,843), Harrison (7,488), Jackson (2,723), Jefferson (5,478), Kanawha (18,848), Lewis (1,921), Lincoln (1,961), Logan (3,998), Marion (5,615), Marshall (4,219), Mason (2,664), McDowell (2,040), Mercer (6,422), Mineral (3,447), Mingo (3,401), Monongalia (10,560), Monroe (1,647), Morgan (1,508), Nicholas (2,482), Ohio (5,021), Pendleton (890), Pleasants (1,119), Pocahontas (848), Preston (3,420), Putnam (6,497), Raleigh (8,681), Randolph (3,839), Ritchie (954), Roane (915), Summers (1,040), Taylor (1,615), Tucker (726), Tyler (1,010), Upshur (2,865), Wayne (4,021), Webster (781), Wetzel (1,863), Wirt (575), Wood (9,710), Wyoming (2,633).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists all 55 West Virginia counties as having a high risk of community transmission on its COVID-19 Data Tracker map.

The WV DHHR says 72.8 percent of the state’s eligible population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 59.1 percent are fully vaccinated. West Virginians 12 and older can get a vaccine. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965. Those in the Mountain State who are 12 and older and have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register for the second Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life vaccine sweepstakes by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.  

Free pop-up COVID-19 testing is available today in the following counties:

  • Barbour County
    • 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Barbour County Health Department, 109 Wabash Avenue, Philippi, WV
    • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Junior Volunteer Fire Department, 331 Row Avenue, Junior, WV
  • Berkeley County
    • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 891 Auto Parts Place, Martinsburg, WV
    • 1:00 PM – 5:00 p.m., Shenandoah Community Health, 99 Tavern Road, Martinsburg, WV
    • 4:30 PM – 8:00 p.m., Dorothy McCormack Building, 2000 Foundation Way, Martinsburg, WV
  • Boone County
    • Noon – 4:00 p.m., Boone County Health Department, 213 Kenmore Drive, Danville, WV
  • Brooke County
  • Cabell County
    • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cabell Huntington Health Department, 1801 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV
  • Clay County
    • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Clay County Health Department, 452 Main Street, Clay, WV
  • Fayette County
    • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., J.W. & Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Lane, Mount Hope, WV
  • Grant County
    • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Petersburg City Parking Lot, South Main Street (across from Walgreens), Petersburg, WV (please do not block the fire station entrance)
  • Hardy County
    • 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority, 17940 State Route 55, Baker, WV
    • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Moorefield High School, 401 N. High Street, Moorefield, WV
  • Jefferson County
    • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Hollywood Casino, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
    • Noon – 5:00 p.m., Town of Man Fire Department, Administration Building, 110 North Bridge Street, Man, WV (optional pre-registration: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)
  • Marshall County
    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV
  • Mingo County
    • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Kermit Fire Department, 49 Main Street, Kermit, WV
  • Monongalia County
    • Noon – 4:00 p.m., WVU Recreation Center (lower level), 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
  • Morgan County
    • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Valley Health War Memorial Hospital, 1 Health Way, Berkeley Springs, WV
  • Ohio County
    • 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ohio Valley Medical Center (former main entrance/turning circle), 2000 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 
  • Randolph County
    • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Davis Health Center, 812 Gorman Avenue, Elkins, WV
  • Taylor County
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:0 p.m., Grafton-Taylor County Health Department, 718 West Main Street (parking lot at Operations Trailer), Grafton, WV
  • Wyoming County
    • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wyoming County Fire Department, 12 Park Street, Pineville, WV

For additional free COVID-19 testing opportunities across the state, visit the WV DHHR website.

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