DHHR: Active COVID-19 cases tops 1,100; 2,600 people show up for testing events in 6 counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The recent climb of positive COVID-19 cases in West Virginia continued Friday with the addition of 157 cases.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported a total of 3,983 cases since the pandemic began. There are currently 1,132 active cases, which is the highest number the state has recorded. The number of active cases have grown by 495 in the past week. There were 21,000 tests over that time.

There have now been 201,092 COVID-19 tests given in West Virginia.

The state’s daily positive test rate heading into the weekend is 4.24 percent. It’s overall test rate at 1.98 percent.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths remained at 95. There are 56 people in the hospital, which matches a previous high that was recorded May 1.

The state, working with county health departments, held six testing events Friday. Nearly 2,600 people were tested including 323 in Marshall County; 1,368 in Monongalia County; 407 in Preston County; 51 in Wayne County; and 440 in Upshur County.

Saturday’s testing schedule includes:

Marshall County
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Marshall County Health Department: 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041

Mercer County
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mercer County Health Department: 978 Blue Prince Road, Bluefield, WV 24701

Monongalia County
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mountainview Elementary School: 661 Green Bag Road, Morgantown, WV 26508

Preston County
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kingwood Elementary School: 207 South Price Street, Kingwood, WV 26537

Upshur County
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Buckhannon-Upshur High School: 270 B-U Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
78 Queens Alley, Rock Cave, WV 26234

Wayne County
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wayne Elementary School: 80 McGinnis Drive, Wayne, WV 25570

Total COVID-19 cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (18/0), Berkeley (504/19), Boone (31/0), Braxton (4/0), Brooke (24/1), Cabell (188/6), Calhoun (4/0), Clay (11/0), Fayette (79/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (18/1), Greenbrier (69/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (35/3), Hardy (45/1), Harrison (109/0), Jackson (148/0), Jefferson (248/5), Kanawha (381/12), Lewis (19/1), Lincoln (10/0), Logan (35/0), Marion (95/3), Marshall (57/1), Mason (23/0), McDowell (8/0), Mercer (62/0), Mineral (62/2), Mingo (27/2), Monongalia (454/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (15/1), Ohio (138/0), Pendleton (15/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (36/1), Preston (79/16), Putnam (78/1), Raleigh (68/3), Randolph (184/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (22/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (9/0), Upshur (22/1), Wayne (121/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (30/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (159/9), Wyoming (7/0).





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