UPDATE 11:55 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020: Officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources say a COVID-19-related death they originally reported this morning as an Ohio County resident was from Marshall County. This article has been updated to reflect this correction.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — West Virginia is recording seven more deaths due to COVID-19 this morning, the highest single-day total reported in the state.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has confirmed the deaths of a 70-year old male from Preston County, a 55-year old female from Taylor County, a 68-year old female from Kanawha County, a 73-year old male from Marshall County, a 92-year old male from Grant County, a 43-year old male from Mingo County, and a 91-year old male from Wood County.
As of 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, the WV DHHR says the state has received 298,290 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 78 newly reported cases for a total of 7,051 total cases, 149 of which are probable. The total includes 1,865 active cases, 111 current hospitalizations, 5,062 recoveries and 124 deaths.