DHHR lists hospitalizations at 74 for COVID-19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hospitalizations in connection with COVID-19 continued to increase Saturday, according to information released by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Saturday evening’s report said there were now 74 people in the hospital in West Virginia with virus. That number had dipped to a low of 18 on June 23. COVID-19 hospitalizations were at 23 on July 1.

The state said there were 1,486 active cases statewide Saturday, an increase of 70 from Friday’s numbers.

The DHHR listed the state’s positive test rate Saturday at 2.48 percent. The overall positive test rate after 226,616 tests logged is 2.14 percent. COVID-19 deaths remain at 100.

There were 2,300 people tested over the last two days at a handful of free testing events including 559 in Berkeley County (two-day testing event); 717 in Jefferson County (two-day testing event); and 1,024 Monongalia County (one-day testing event).

Overall confirmed cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (25/0), Berkeley (545/19), Boone (57/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (37/1), Cabell (224/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (15/0), Fayette (102/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (21/1), Greenbrier (76/0), Hampshire (48/0), Hancock (51/3), Hardy (48/1), Harrison (135/1), Jackson (149/0), Jefferson (264/5), Kanawha (489/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (21/0), Logan (43/0), Marion (130/3), Marshall (80/1), Mason (27/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (69/0), Mineral (71/2), Mingo (50/2), Monongalia (693/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (20/1), Nicholas (20/1), Ohio (174/0), Pendleton (19/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (37/1), Preston (89/25), Putnam (108/1), Raleigh (92/3), Randolph (196/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (3/0), Taylor (29/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (147/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (40/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (193/10), Wyoming (7/0).





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