WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Dec. 16

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 16, 2020, there have been 1,339,101 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 66,849 total cases and 1,039 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 53-year-old female from Cabell County, a 92-year-old female from Wyoming County, a 76-year-old male from Brooke County, a 76-year-old female from Lewis County, a 79-year-old male from Hardy County, an 82-year-old male from Greenbrier County, a 76-year-old male from Brooke County, an 81-year-old female from Ohio County, a 69-year-old male from Ohio County, an 83-year-old male from Hancock County, a 75-year-old male from Mercer County, a 62-year-old male from Marshall County, a 79-year-old male from Wetzel County, a 73-year-old male from Wetzel County, an 87-year-old male from Morgan County, a 92-year-old female from Marion County, a 66-year-old female from Greenbrier County, an 85-year-old female from Wood County, a 90-year-old male from Pocahontas County, a 73-year-old female from Marshall County, an 88-year-old female from Marshall County, an 84-year-old female from Cabell County, a 73-year-old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year-old male from Putnam County, a 64-year-old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year-old female from Berkeley County, and a 68-year-old male from Kanawha County.

“It never gets easier to announce the amount of COVID-19 cases or all the people we have lost,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “This pandemic has affected all West Virginians. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and to every person who has been affected by COVID-19.” 

Cases Per CountyBarbour (575), Berkeley (4,745), Boone (841), Braxton (187), Brooke (1,069), Cabell (4,134), Calhoun (112), Clay (211), Doddridge (178), Fayette (1,407), Gilmer (258), Grant (606), Greenbrier (963), Hampshire (682), Hancock (1,378), Hardy (553), Harrison (2,123), Jackson (941), Jefferson (1,914), Kanawha (7,282), Lewis (359), Lincoln (578), Logan (1,261), Marion (1,310), Marshall (1,711), Mason (836), McDowell (755), Mercer (1,935), Mineral (1,900), Mingo (1,151), Monongalia (4,319), Monroe (491), Morgan (482), Nicholas (521), Ohio (2,067), Pendleton (193), Pleasants (219), Pocahontas (303), Preston (1,147), Putnam (2,528), Raleigh (2,166), Randolph (947), Ritchie (265), Roane (244), Summers (334), Taylor (516), Tucker (244), Tyler (250), Upshur (661), Wayne (1,391), Webster (111), Wetzel (541), Wirt (164), Wood (3,813), Wyoming (977).

Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Webster County in this report.

Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.

There are many ways to obtain free COVID-19 testing in West Virginia. Please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.