WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Jan. 18

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 18, 2021, there have been 1,761,905 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 109,809 total cases and 1,784 total deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 85-year-old male from Upshur County, a 57-year-old female from Wood County, a 57-year-old male from Upshur County, a 35-year-old male from Wood County, a 96-year old female from Brooke County, an 81-year-old female from Hancock County, a 58-year-old male from Morgan County, and a 70-year-old male from Monongalia County.

“As a state, we share in the sorrow of all who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, and promise to continue striving toward ending this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Cases Per CountyBarbour (1,003), Berkeley (8,091), Boone (1,292), Braxton (676), Brooke (1,764), Cabell (6,458), Calhoun (188), Clay (301), Doddridge (365), Fayette (2,167), Gilmer (534), Grant (921), Greenbrier (2,056), Hampshire (1,231), Hancock (2,318), Hardy (1,087), Harrison (4,021), Jackson (1,488), Jefferson (3,019), Kanawha (10,336), Lewis (729), Lincoln (1,035), Logan (2,128), Marion (2,914), Marshall (2,554), Mason (1,366), McDowell (1,135), Mercer (3,690), Mineral (2,318), Mingo (1,770), Monongalia (6,500), Monroe (804), Morgan (819), Nicholas (937), Ohio (3,076), Pendleton (460), Pleasants (721), Pocahontas (511), Preston (2,234), Putnam (3,520), Raleigh (3,673), Randolph (1,933), Ritchie (497), Roane (403), Summers (633), Taylor (910), Tucker (417), Tyler (492), Upshur (1,274), Wayne (2,109), Webster (221), Wetzel (884), Wirt (293), Wood (6,107), Wyoming (1,426).

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 Braxton County in this report.

The COVID-19 dashboard is located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov and shows the total number of vaccines administered. Please see the vaccine summary tab for more detailed information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all West Virginia residents. For additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visithttps://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.