Active cases, hospitalizations rise in Friday’s DHHR COVID report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia jumped by nearly than 400 in Friday’s report from the state Department of Heath and Human Resources (DHHR).

The agency confirmed 3,414 active cases in West Virginia, up from 3,036 active cases on Thursday. That total was been above 3,000 all week.

There were 11 confirmed additional virus related deaths on Friday to bring the statewide total to 7,184. Deaths confirmed include 90-y M-Putnam Co, 89-y M-Upshur Co, 64-y F-Upshur Co, 85-y M-Putnam Co, 96-y F-Cabell Co, 80-y F-Cabell Co, 91-y F-Cabell Co, 93-y F-Cabell Co, 82-y F-Greenbrier Co, 85-y M-Jackson Co & 74-y F-Mingo Co.

“Summer is a time for family reunions and celebrations, and it is painful to report that many families are experiencing the deepest grief today,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release.

COVID-19 patients in the hospital in West Virginia total 361 as of Friday, up 20 from Thursday. 64 patients are in the ICU and 19 on a vent.

Hardy, Monroe, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowell, Logan, and Mingo counties are gold on the COVID-19 alert map, eight counties are green and the rest are yellow.

Current active cases per county: Barbour (47), Berkeley (180), Boone (53), Braxton (14), Brooke (29), Cabell (152), Calhoun (8), Clay (8), Doddridge (8), Fayette (77), Gilmer (10), Grant (17), Greenbrier (80), Hampshire (39), Hancock (36), Hardy (51), Harrison (130), Jackson (56), Jefferson (79), Kanawha (288), Lewis (24), Lincoln (41), Logan (92), Marion (99), Marshall (78), Mason (73), McDowell (68), Mercer (152), Mineral (40), Mingo (67), Monongalia (134), Monroe (44), Morgan (21), Nicholas (38), Ohio (81), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (8), Pocahontas (16), Preston (28), Putnam (133), Raleigh (213), Randolph (21), Ritchie (15), Roane (41), Summers (31), Taylor (26), Tucker (17), Tyler (14), Upshur (36), Wayne (55), Webster (17), Wetzel (19), Wirt (10), Wood (234), Wyoming (58). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

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