CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 697 cases of COVID-19 in its daily report Sunday, one of its lowest daily case totals of the new year.
The DHHR confirmed is the lowest daily total since Dec. 26 as active cases sit at 26,858.
Hospitalizations dropped 70 in Sunday’s report to 648. 178 virus patients are in the ICU and 89 on ventilators, also marking decreases of 12 and six respectively.
15 deaths were confirmed by the DHHR Sunday to mark a statewide death total of 1,776.
The deaths include a 72-year old male from Marshall County, a 73-year old male from Wood County, a 75-year old female from Berkeley County, a 70-year old female from Wood County, a 96-year old female from Ohio County, a 62-year old male from Raleigh County, an 88-year old female from Hardy County, a 73-year old male from Upshur County, an 84-year old male from Lewis County, a 79-year old female from Fayette County, an 81-year old male from Brooke County, a 95-year old male from Hardy County, an 89-year old female from Brooke County, a 92-year old female from Monongalia County, and an 85-year old male from Marshall County.
“This is an incredibly difficult time for the families and friends of these West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary said in a statement.
“We offer our deepest sympathies to these families.”
23 counties were orange, six were in the gold and two in the yellow on the COVID-19 alert map meaning high schools in those counties can return to in-person learning this week.
Cases per county: Barbour (998), Berkeley (7,982), Boone (1,285), Braxton (686), Brooke (1,741), Cabell (6,410), Calhoun (188), Clay (299), Doddridge (363), Fayette (2,151), Gilmer (532), Grant (919), Greenbrier (2,037), Hampshire (1,228), Hancock (2,317), Hardy (1,083), Harrison (3,971), Jackson (1,467), Jefferson (2,981), Kanawha (10,239), Lewis (719), Lincoln (1021), Logan (2,111), Marion (2,843), Marshall (2,538), Mason (1,325), McDowell (1,135), Mercer (3,675), Mineral (2,313), Mingo (1,757), Monongalia (6,432), Monroe (796), Morgan (813), Nicholas (935), Ohio (3,037), Pendleton (459), Pleasants (710), Pocahontas (509), Preston (2,213), Putnam (3,496), Raleigh (3,611), Randolph (1,929), Ritchie (494), Roane (399), Summers (629), Taylor (891), Tucker (417), Tyler (488), Upshur (1,268), Wayne (2,100), Webster (219), Wetzel (881), Wirt (291), Wood (6,070), Wyoming (1,420).
.@WV_DHHR reports as of January 17, 2021, there have been 1,746,224 total confirmatory laboratory results received for #COVID19, with 108,821 total cases and 1,776 total deaths. https://t.co/d0FAYRuPCO pic.twitter.com/vSmgppCw9t
— WV Department of Health & Human Resources • 😷 (@WV_DHHR) January 17, 2021