WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Jan. 27

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)reports as of January 27, 2021, there have been 1,867,235 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 117,775 total cases and 1,953 total deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 85-year-old male from Doddridge County, a 77-year-old female from Wyoming County, an 86-year-old female from Mineral County, a 70-year-old male from Hardy County, a 91-year-old female from Brooke County, a 66-year-old male from Ohio County, a 69-year-old female from Cabell County, an 83-year-old female from Mercer County, an 83-year-old female from Wood County, a 78-year-old male from Hampshire County, a 70-year-old female from Cabell County, a 68-year-old female from Mineral County, a 74-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 57-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year-old male from Cabell County, an 81-year-old male from Mason County, a 77-year-old male from Berkeley County, a 72-year-old male from Nicholas County, a 76-year-old female from Hardy County, a 56-year-old female from Upshur County, a 65-year-old male from Raleigh County, an 85-year-old male from Logan County, a 74-year-old female from Mason County, an 82-year-old female from Kanawha County, and an 87-year-old male from Kanawha County.

“With a heavy heart, we share this solemn news of more lives lost to this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We extend our sympathies to the families affected.”

Cases Per County: Barbour (1,084), Berkeley (8,702), Boone (1,402), Braxton (739), Brooke (1,878), Cabell (6,899), Calhoun (205), Clay (339), Doddridge (399), Fayette (2,334), Gilmer (560), Grant (965), Greenbrier (2,187), Hampshire (1,343), Hancock (2,438), Hardy (1,179), Harrison (4,351), Jackson (1,570), Jefferson (3,248), Kanawha (10,872), Lewis (812), Lincoln (1,113), Logan (2,322), Marion (3,228), Marshall (2,724), Mason (1,509), McDowell (1,201), Mercer (3,847), Mineral (2,450), Mingo (1,886), Monongalia (6,906), Monroe (872), Morgan (858), Nicholas (1,023), Ohio (3,315), Pendleton (536), Pleasants (761), Pocahontas (548), Preston (2,382), Putnam (3,753), Raleigh (4,022), Randolph (2,155), Ritchie (544), Roane (453), Summers (657), Taylor (980), Tucker (442), Tyler (557), Upshur (1,451), Wayne (2,308), Webster (242), Wetzel (977), Wirt (322), Wood (6,394), Wyoming (1,531).

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 Doddridge County in this report. 

The COVID-19 dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov 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, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

West Virginians may now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination at vaccinate.wv.gov. Those who have already been placed on a waitlist through their local health department or other medical provider, as well as those who have already received their first vaccine dose, will be integrated into this new system and do not need to pre-register.