Three counties in ‘red’ on latest DHHR COVID map

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three West Virginia counties are in the ‘red’ category for COVID-19 cases in numbers released Tuesday morning by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

Kanawha, Putnam and Mingo counties are all averaging more than 25 daily COVID-19 over a 7-day period per 100,000 population. Mingo County leads that list at nearly 30 average cases.

Monongalia, Fayette, Boone and Logan counties were all ‘orange’ Tuesday while Jackson, Pocahontas, Nicholas, Summers, Wyoming, Wayne and Cabell counties are in the ‘gold’ category that allows for in-person school instruction with additional COVID-10 mitigation efforts. The rest of the counties are either ‘yellow’ or ‘green.’

The DHHR reported 213 new cases Tuesday morning with a daily positive test rate at 4.78% The state added five COVID-19 deaths Tuesday including an 89-year old male from Harrison County, a 50-year old female from Fayette County, a 66-year old male from Mercer County, an 82-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 72-year old male from Kanawha County. There have been 317 deaths since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations are listed at 164 with 58 patients in ICU and 28 being treated on ventilators.

Overall confirmed cases per county include: Barbour (48), Berkeley (948), Boone (200), Braxton (10), Brooke (112), Cabell (737), Calhoun (24), Clay (35), Doddridge (18), Fayette (577), Gilmer (32), Grant (152), Greenbrier (120), Hampshire (102), Hancock (144), Hardy (82), Harrison (342), Jackson (252), Jefferson (422), Kanawha (2,377), Lewis (38), Lincoln (156), Logan (585), Marion (258), Marshall (160), Mason (138), McDowell (80), Mercer (404), Mineral (165), Mingo (366), Monongalia (1,936), Monroe (147), Morgan (53), Nicholas (92), Ohio (358), Pendleton (52), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (149), Putnam (521), Raleigh (479), Randolph (237), Ritchie (10), Roane (48), Summers (46), Taylor (119), Tucker (17), Tyler (15), Upshur (61), Wayne (361), Webster (7), Wetzel (50), Wirt (12), Wood (352), Wyoming (103).

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