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DHHR adds 17 positive COVID-19 cases; daily positive test rate drops to 0.68 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported Monday morning that the state’s daily COVID-19 positive test rate had dropped to .68 percent.

The DHHR, which reported 17 new cases from Saturday evening’s report to Monday morning, said the overall positive test rate is now at 1.70 percent with 2,849 positive tests since early March in West Virginia. The state said there are currently 627 active cases while 2,129 people who had COVID-19 have recovered. There are 30 people in the hospital with 11 of those patients in ICU.

The death total from the virus remains at 93.

The Ohio County Health Department is now reporting 18 positive cases link to a COVID-19 outbreak at a church in the county.

Gov. Jim Justice is expected to address the numbers in a 12:30 p.m. media briefing at the state capitol.

Cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (15/0), Berkeley (435/18), Boone (20/0), Braxton (4/0), Brooke (8/1), Cabell (115/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (67/0), Gilmer (12/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (59/0), Hampshire (41/0), Hancock (19/3), Hardy (42/1), Harrison (60/0), Jackson (143/0), Jefferson (219/5), Kanawha (296/9), Lewis (17/0), Lincoln (8/0), Logan (23/0), Marion (54/2), Marshall (41/1), Mason (17/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (36/0), Mineral (54/2), Mingo (14/3), Monongalia (153/14), Monroe (10/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (8/0), Ohio (89/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (23/1), Preston (61/15), Putnam (51/1), Raleigh (51/1), Randolph (154/1), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (15/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (4/0), Upshur (18/1), Wayne (110/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (10/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (75/8), Wyoming (7/0)





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