CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Technical issues caused a delay in the Saturday release of COVID-19 numbers from the state Department of Health and Human Resources.
The report, which usually is released at 10 a.m. daily, didn’t come out until just before 4 p.m.
The new numbers do show an increase in confirmed cases. Daily case numbers were 545 in Friday’s report but grew to 1,137 on Saturday. The DHHR confirmed 17 deaths in the latest report, taking the overall number to 1,872.
The deaths include an 80-year old male from Summers County, an 88-year old male from Summers County, a 65-year old female from Cabell County, an 87-year old male from Hampshire County, an 83-year old male from Wood County, an 84-year old male from Wood County, a 69-year old male from Pleasants County, a 64-year old female from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Harrison County, a 69-year old female from Preston County, a 65-year old male from Nicholas County, a 95-year old male from Lewis County, a 68-year old male from Preston County, a 62-year old male from Wood County, an 89-year old female from Wood County, an 81-year old female from Wyoming County, and a 70-year old female from Logan County.
Hospitalizations are now at 624 which is the lowest number of COVID-19 patients in the state since Dec. 6.
Most counties on the COVID-19 daily alert map are designated as gold. There were a few more gold counties reported Saturday.
West Virginia once again has the lowest estimated rate of spread in the nation. Its Rt Value Saturday was .83.
The state reported Saturday that it’s used all of the 156,300 doses of vaccine that it targeted for the first round of shots. It has used 51% of doses set aside for the second round.
.@WV_DHHR reports as of January 23, 2021, there have been 1,831,351 total confirmatory laboratory results received for #COVID19, with 114,752 total cases and 1,872 total deaths. https://t.co/GXRv8WhpZS pic.twitter.com/FH6ljs77Ev
— WV Department of Health & Human Resources • 😷 (@WV_DHHR) January 23, 2021
Overall cases per county include Barbour (1,057), Berkeley (8,469), Boone (1,372), Braxton (721), Brooke (1,837), Cabell (6,728), Calhoun (202), Clay (324), Doddridge (393), Fayette (2,274), Gilmer (549), Grant (946), Greenbrier (2,137), Hampshire (1,302), Hancock (2,380), Hardy (1,136), Harrison (4,215), Jackson (1,545), Jefferson (3,139), Kanawha (10,628), Lewis (782), Lincoln (1,093), Logan (2,218), Marion (3,122), Marshall (2,640), Mason (1,470), McDowell (1,183), Mercer (3,795), Mineral (2,403), Mingo (1,847), Monongalia (6,741), Monroe (849), Morgan (848), Nicholas (990), Ohio (3,218), Pendleton (518), Pleasants (749), Pocahontas (545), Preston (2,336), Putnam (3,647), Raleigh (3,883), Randolph (2,085), Ritchie (527), Roane (437), Summers (645), Taylor (955), Tucker (430), Tyler (540), Upshur (1,406), Wayne (2,220), Webster (236), Wetzel (952), Wirt (310), Wood (6,302), Wyoming (1,477).