Coronavirus Updates

WV positivity rate above 3% for first time since April, three counties now in the red

West Virginia
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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia’s cumulative percent positive rate is above 3% for the first time since April.

The Mountain State’s cumulative percent positive rate is currently 3.01%. The rate has not been above 3% since April 24, when the rate was listed at 3.54% before dropping to 2.99% on April 25. At that time, the state was still under Gov. Jim Justice’s Stay at Home order, and many businesses and activities across the state were shut down. Justice said in April, getting and staying below that 3% mark would be what it took to slowly begin reopening the state.

State health officials are also reporting the Mountain state’s highest number of active COVID-19 cases this morning, with 6,135 West Virginians currently fighting the virus and three counties now red on the state’s County Alert System.

Of those active cases, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says 280 people are in the hospital, 93 are in the ICU and 31 are on a ventilator.

The WV DHHR says seven more people in the Mountain State have died due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 487.

Health officials confirmed the deaths of a 77-year-old male from Greenbrier County, a 73-year-old female from Cabell County, a 66-year-old female from Kanawha County, an 85-year-old male from Wood County, a 72-year-old male from Fayette County, an 82-year-old male from Putnam County, and a 77-year-old male from Jefferson County.

Mingo, Mineral and Marshall Counties are now red on the County Alert System. Ohio, Tyler, Wood, Jackson, Putnam, Lincoln, Wyoming, Hampshire and Berkeley counties are orange, while the map lists Wetzel, Pleasants, Wirt, Lewis, Randolph, Monroe, and Jefferson as gold. All other counties are green or yellow on the map.

As of 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, the WV DHHR confirmed 540 new COVID-19 cases, the state’s second-highest daily total after reporting 560 new cases yesterday, Thursday. Sept. 5.

Thursday broke the record number of cases set Friday, Oct. 30, also marking the second day in one week where the state had reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases.

Since the pandemic began, West Virginia has reported 27,087 total cases of the virus.

The state has received 824,644 confirmatory laboratory results for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positive rate of 4.48%. 20,465 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

Confirmed cases per county include:

Barbour (202), Berkeley (1,837), Boone (443), Braxton (84), Brooke (273), Cabell (1,710), Calhoun (37), Clay (72), Doddridge (77), Fayette (833), Gilmer (87), Grant (203), Greenbrier (236), Hampshire (171), Hancock (261), Hardy (114), Harrison (718), Jackson (451), Jefferson (690), Kanawha (4,029), Lewis (135), Lincoln (291), Logan (832), Marion (450), Marshall (536), Mason (192), McDowell (159), Mercer (871), Mineral (302), Mingo (720), Monongalia (2,447), Monroe (275), Morgan (171), Nicholas (204), Ohio (735), Pendleton (79), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (76), Preston (252), Putnam (1,092), Raleigh (927), Randolph (460), Ritchie (69), Roane (117), Summers (166), Taylor (182), Tucker (70), Tyler (71), Upshur (295), Wayne (662), Webster (39), Wetzel (264), Wirt (59), Wood (911), Wyoming (405).

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in the following counties.

  • Berkeley County, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Hedgesville High School, 109 Ridge Road N, Hedgesville WV
  • Berkeley County, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood, WV 
  • Berkeley County, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Spring Mills High School, 409 Campus Drive, Martinsburg WV
  • Braxton County, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, WV NG Armory Sutton, 1072 State Street, Gassaway, WV
  • Braxton County, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department, 237A Kanawha Ave, Burnsville, WV
  • Cabell County, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Cabell County Health Department, 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Doddridge County, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie Regional Health Center, West Union Location, 190 Marie Street, West Union, WV
  • Hampshire County, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Hampshire Memorial Hospital, 363 Sunrise Blvd, Romney, WV
  • Hampshire County, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, August Elementary School, 61 Pancione Loop, Augusta, WV
  • Harrison County, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Harrison County Health Department, 330 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV (by appointment; call 304-623-9308)
  • Jackson County, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Jackson County Health Department, 504 South Church Street, Ripley, WV
  • Jackson County, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sandyville Senior Center, 29 Gilmore Drive, Sandyville, WV
  • Jackson County, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Ravenswood Senior Center, 511 Washington St, Ravenswood, WV
  • Jefferson County, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Shepherd University, 301 N King Street, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Jefferson County, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Jefferson County, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Page Jackson Elementary School, 370 Page-Jackson School Road, Charles Town, WV
  • Lincoln County, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Lincoln County Health Department, 8008 Court Avenue, Hamlin, WV (Walk-in testing)
  • Lincoln County, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Alum Creek Church of Christ, 2368 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV
  • Lincoln County, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Morrisvale Volunteer Fire Department, 2508 Straight Fork, Alkol, WV
  • Logan County, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, Man Fire Department, 110 North Bridge Street, Man, WV
  • Logan County, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Cora Volunteer Fire Department, 28 Aldrich Branch Road, Logan, WV
  • Marshall County, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Marshall County Health Department, 513 6th Street, Moundsville, WV
  • Marshall County, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, McMechen Volunteer Fire Department, 811 Marshall St., McMechen, WV 
  • Marshall County, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Cameron City Building, 44 Main Street, Cameron, WV
  • Mineral County, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Mineral County Health Department, 541 Harley O Staggers Dr, Keyser, WV
  • Mineral County, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Mineral County Fairgrounds, Route 28, Fort Ashby, WV
  • Mineral County, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Mineral County Airport, 165 Terminal Loop, Wiley Ford, WV
  • Mingo County, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, The Williamson Charge First United Methodist Church, 2nd Avenue at Dickinson Street, Williamson, WV
  • Mingo County, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Larry Joe Harless Community Center, 202 Larry Joe Harless Drive, Gilbert, WV
  • Monroe County, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM, Lindside United Methodist Church, 8764 Seneca Trail South, Lindside, WV
  • Monroe County, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Alderson Volunteer Fire Department, 109 Railroad Avenue, Alderson, WV
  • Morgan County, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Warm Springs Middle School, 271 Warm Springs Way, Berkeley Springs, WV
  • Ohio County, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Valley Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 355 Fire House Lane, Valley Grove, WV
  • Ohio County, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, 1333 Van Meter Way, West Liberty, WV
  • Ohio County, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Wheeling Island Fire Department, 11 North Wabash Street, Wheeling, WV
  • Pocahontas County, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 5917 Potomac Highlands Trail, Green Bank, WV
  • Putnam County, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Hurricane First Baptist, 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV
  • Putnam County, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Poca High School Driving Range, 1 Dot Way, Poca, WV
  • Ritchie County, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie Regional Health Center, 135 South Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV
  • Ritchie County, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Pennsboro Fire Department, 208 Kimball Ave, Pennsboro, WV
  • Ritchie County, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Ritchie High School, 201 Ritchie County School Road, Ellenboro, WV
  • Ritchie County, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Cairo Fire Department, 44 McGregor Street, Cairo, WV
  • Roane County, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Roane General Hospital, 200 Hospital Drive, Spencer, WV (flu shots offered)
  • Taylor County, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Grafton, 2034 Webster Pike (US Rt. 119 South), Grafton, WV
  • Tyler County, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department, 121 Maple Ave, Sistersville, WV
  • Tyler County, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Wetzel-Tyler Health Department, 425 S. 4th Avenue, Paden City, WV
  • Tyler County, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Tyler County Senior Center, 504 Cherry Street, Middlebourne, WV
  • Upshur County, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Hodgesville Elementary School, 918 Teter Road, Buckhannon, WV
  • Upshur County, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Buckhannon Upshur High School, 270 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV
  • Upshur County, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, Banks District Volunteer Fire Department, 206 Rock Cave Road, Rock Cave, WV
  • Wayne County, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Avenue, Wayne, WV
  • Wayne County, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Prichard Volunteer Fire Department, 1255 Round Bottom Road, Prichard, WV
  • Wayne County, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Kenova Police Department, 1501 Pine Street, Kenova, WV
  • Wetzel County, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Wetzel County 4H Grounds, 1821 Mountaineer Drive, New Martinsville, WV
  • Wetzel County, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Valley High School, 4 Lumber Jack Lane, Pine Grove, WV
  • Wetzel County, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Hundred High School, 3490 Hornet Highway, Hundred, WV
  • Wirt County, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 389 Mulberry Street, Elizabeth, WV
  • Wood County, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM, North End Church of Christ, 1301 West Virginia Avenue, Parkersburg, WV
  • Wood County, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Wood County Parking Lot by Blennerhassett Hotel, 315 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV
  • Wood County, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Ohio Valley University, South Campus, Snyder Activity Center, Vienna, WV
  • Wyoming County, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Herndon Consolidated Schools, Rt. 10, Bud, WV
  • Wyoming County, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Mullens Opportunity Council (MOC), Rt. 10, Mullens, WV
  • Wyoming County, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Huff Consolidated Schools, 374 Lizard Creek Road, Hanover, WV

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