New COVID-19 cases in West Virginia experience significant drop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in West Virginia has significantly declined. The state Department of Health and Human Resources has added just 35 cases in a 24-hour period from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning.

The DHHR’s Wednesday morning report has overall cases at 5,206, a 35 increase from the day before and just seven new cases from the Tuesday evening report.

The daily positive test rate is 1.06 percent, the lowest daily positive test rate since June 16. The overall positive test rate is 2.15 percent after more than 242,000 total tests since the pandemic began.

It’s been two weeks since Gov. Jim Justice signed an executive order mandating masks be worn in public buildings where social distancing cannot be maintained.

The number of deaths remain at 101 and hospitalizations remain at 77.

The Rt number, which represents the rate the virus spreads, is also dropping. It was at 1.09 Wednesday morning with approximately 18 states with a higher number.

Overall confirmed cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (26/0), Berkeley (550/19), Boone (59/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (39/1), Cabell (220/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (17/0), Fayette (102/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (25/1), Greenbrier (80/0), Hampshire (51/0), Hancock (64/4), Hardy (49/1), Harrison (142/1), Jackson (150/0), Jefferson (269/5), Kanawha (540/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (30/0), Logan (49/0), Marion (139/4), Marshall (85/1), Mason (30/0), McDowell (11/0), Mercer (74/0), Mineral (76/2), Mingo (63/2), Monongalia (752/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (21/1), Nicholas (22/1), Ohio (181/0), Pendleton (20/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (39/1), Preston (92/22), Putnam (116/1), Raleigh (108/3), Randolph (200/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (30/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (32/2), Wayne (160/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (204/10), Wyoming (11/0).





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