WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Dec. 24


CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 24, 2020, there have been 1,422,569 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 77,239 total cases and 1,228*deaths.

*Please note that a death previously reported of an 87-year-old female from Gilmer County has been deemed non-COVID related and has been removed from the total death count.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 80-year-old male from Jefferson County, an 83-year-old female from Fayette County, a 68-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 90-year-old female from Hancock County, a 73-year-old female from Pocahontas County, an 87-year-old female from Fayette County, a 56-year-old male from Ohio County, a 77-year-old female from Pocahontas County, a 73-year-old male from Monongalia County, an 81-year-old female from Summers County, a 46-year-old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year-old female from Pocahontas County, a 92-year-old female from Brooke County, a 79-year-old female from Pocahontas County, a 63-year-old male from Brooke County, a 90-year-old female from Brooke County, a 66-year-old male from Wyoming County, an 89-year-old male from Wood County, a 65-year-old male from Fayette County, an 80-year-old female from Hancock County, a 94-year-old female from Greenbrier County, an 88-year-old female from Monongalia County, a 95-year-old male from Hancock County, a 90-year-old male from Summers County, an 80-year-old female from Randolph County, an 81-year-old male from Hancock County, an 89-year-old female from Hancock County, an 85-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 79-year-old male from Taylor County, a 62-year-old female from Hancock County, a 90-year-old female from Putnam County, an 84-year-old female from Greenbrier County, a 93-year-old female from Ohio County, and a 75-year-old female from Kanawha County.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for the families and friends of these West Virginians, especially during the holiday season,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We offer our sympathies to each and every person connected to these individuals.”

Cases Per County: Barbour (657), Berkeley (5,557), Boone (975), Braxton (252), Brooke (1,251), Cabell (4,770), Calhoun (118), Clay (241), Doddridge (219), Fayette (1,581), Gilmer (334), Grant (697), Greenbrier (1,256), Hampshire (891), Hancock (1,650), Hardy (689), Harrison (2,614), Jackson (1,055), Jefferson (2,150), Kanawha (8,074), Lewis (447), Lincoln (695), Logan (1,496), Marion (1,571), Marshall (1,829), Mason (934), McDowell (875), Mercer (2,410), Mineral (2,033), Mingo (1,305), Monongalia (4,915), Monroe (588), Morgan (570), Nicholas (587), Ohio (2,320), Pendleton (253), Pleasants (330), Pocahontas (333), Preston (1,450), Putnam (2,768), Raleigh (2,454), Randolph (1,035), Ritchie (304), Roane (270), Summers (376), Taylor (622), Tucker (291), Tyler (306), Upshur (773), Wayne (1,582), Webster (125), Wetzel (633), Wirt (193), Wood (4,462), Wyoming (1,073).

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. 

The total number of vaccines received and administered is shown on the Dashboard Overview page and is included on the daily dashboard update. Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents.  Please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx to view the testing site map and location list.

 

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