WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Dec. 18

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 18, 2020, there have been 1,365,174 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 69,751 total cases and 1,091 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 60-year-old female from Barbour County, a 74-year-old female from Monroe County, an 83-year-old male from Berkeley County, a 77-year-old male from Raleigh County, a 77-year-old female from Wyoming County, a 17-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year-old female from Kanawha County, a 58-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 46-year-old male from Mineral County, an 85-year-old male from Mineral County, a 78-year-old male from McDowell County, an 86-year-old female from Wood County, a 65-year-old female from Wood County, a 78-year-old female from Berkeley County, a 78-year-old male from Hancock County, an 80-year-old male from Cabell County, a 67-year-old female from Mingo County, a 61-year-old male from Grant County, a 95-year-old female from Wyoming County, and an 84-year-old female from Wood County.

“Today is another hard day as West Virginians cope with the loss of loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “These are people—mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Our deepest condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones in this pandemic.” 

Cases Per CountyBarbour (591), Berkeley (4,981), Boone (873), Braxton (205), Brooke (1,097), Cabell (4,306), Calhoun (115), Clay (222), Doddridge (190), Fayette (1,448), Gilmer (267), Grant (636), Greenbrier (1066), Hampshire (753), Hancock (1,477), Hardy (585), Harrison (2,269), Jackson (973), Jefferson (1,990), Kanawha (7,503), Lewis (383), Lincoln (617), Logan (1,322), Marion (1,382), Marshall (1,741), Mason (872), McDowell (786), Mercer (2,060), Mineral (1,961), Mingo (1,186), Monongalia (4,512), Monroe (516), Morgan (518), Nicholas (538), Ohio (2,137), Pendleton (209), Pleasants (234), Pocahontas (309), Preston (1,237), Putnam (2,580), Raleigh (2,236), Randolph (977), Ritchie (277), Roane (253), Summers (346), Taylor (537), Tucker (255), Tyler (260), Upshur (683), Wayne (1,442), Webster (118), Wetzel (562), Wirt (170), Wood (3,993), Wyoming (995).

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.

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.