Six new deaths from virus reported in the Mountain State

West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports six new deaths and 121 new cases of COVID-19.

The deaths from the virus are senior citizens ages 72 to 89 years old. Two of the deaths are from Mercer County.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 72-year old female from Logan County, a 71-year old female from Wyoming County, an 89-year old female from Mercer County, an 82-year old female from Mercer County, an 89-year old female from Grant County, and an 83-year old female from Grant County. “As this pandemic continues, it doesn’t get any easier to report the deaths of our residents. Our sincere condolences are extended to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR.

On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said some long-term care facilities have one to two positive cases; some have more. Crouch made the statements during West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 press conference.

“Governor is right on point with regard to circumstances changing hourly,” Crouch said.

As of 10 a.m., on Aug. 11, 2020, there have been 330,447 total confirmatory laboratory results received for the virus, with 7,875 total cases and 147 deaths.

Currently, as of Aug. 10, 2020 there are 130 confirmed hospitalized cases, 46 confirmed ICU cases, and 14 confirmed cases of patients of a ventilator.

Cases per county: case confirmed by lab test/probable case: Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (672/27), Boone (105/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (66/1), Cabell (399/10), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (18/0), Doddridge (6/0), Fayette (153/1), Gilmer (17/0), Grant (120/1), Greenbrier (93/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (108/4), Hardy (60/1), Harrison (229/3), Jackson (165/0), Jefferson (289/7), Kanawha (947/13), Lewis (27/1), Lincoln (94/0), Logan (246/0), Marion (188/4), Marshall (126/4), Mason (63/0), McDowell (60/1), Mercer (203/0), Mineral (123/2), Mingo (180/2), Monongalia (933/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (29/1), Nicholas (36/1), Ohio (269/3), Pendleton (41/1), Pleasants (13/1), Pocahontas (41/1), Preston (104/21), Putnam (199/1), Raleigh (251/8), Randolph (206/5), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (16/0), Summers (14/0), Taylor (58/1), Tucker (10/0), Tyler (15/0), Upshur (37/3), Wayne (210/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (43/1), Wirt (7/0), Wood (244/12), Wyoming (34/0).

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