As of Oct. 21, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported there have been 690,803 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19 in the state, with 20,734 total cases and 413 deaths.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of 14 more West Virginians: a 44-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 78-year-old woman from Clay County, an 88-year-old Ohio County woman, a 77-year-old man from Marshall County, a 71-year-old Logan County man, a 70-year-old Logan County man, a 90-year-old Harrison County woman, a 65-year-old man from Brooke County, an 86-year-old Cabell County man, a 62-year-old man from Wetzel County, an 87-year old female from Cabell County, a 76-year old male from Upshur County, an 85-year old female from Harrison County and an 89-year old female from Cabell County.
“As we have surpassed 400 deaths of beloved West Virginia family members, friends and neighbors, we must honor them by combatting this disease with all in our power,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR cabinet secretary. “This includes wearing a mask, keeping socially distant and using good hygiene.”
Cases per county as of Tuesday morning included: Barbour (164), Berkeley (1,461), Boone (307), Braxton (47), Brooke (197), Cabell (1,237), Calhoun (33), Clay (55), Doddridge (67), Fayette (727), Gilmer (64), Grant (179), Greenbrier (162), Hampshire (122), Hancock (195), Hardy (102), Harrison (624), Jackson (362), Jefferson (538), Kanawha (3,394), Lewis (68), Lincoln (221), Logan (719), Marion (362), Marshall (262), Mason (167), McDowell (106), Mercer (606), Mineral (206), Mingo (528), Monongalia (2,239), Monroe (206), Morgan (109), Nicholas (177), Ohio (467), Pendleton (73), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (64), Preston (181), Putnam (804), Raleigh (681), Randolph (389), Ritchie (31), Roane (92), Summers (82), Taylor (165), Tucker (58), Tyler (25), Upshur (228), Wayne (513), Webster (26), Wetzel (95), Wirt (32), Wood (505), Wyoming (187).
Visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.
Fayette County had 30 cases (24 confirmed, six probable) and one death in the seven-day period ending Oct. 20. The daily percent positivity rate was 3.70 percent on Oct. 19. In the county alert section, which excludes probable cases and cases in nursing homes and prisons, the percent positivity rate on Oct. 19 was 1.58.
On Oct. 19, the Fayette infection rate was 9.77 on a seven-day average based on population size.
As of Oct. 20, Mount Olive Correctional Complex had one active positive case, one test pending and four inmates in quarantine.
Through Monday, Montgomery Rehab and Nursing remained in outbreak status. Cumulative cases involving 23 residents and 10 staff members have been reported. There have been two deaths at the facility.