WV DHHR COVID-19 update – Jan. 29

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 29, 2021, there have been 1,899,155 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 119,467 total cases and 2,006 total deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 77-year-old male from Taylor County, a 64-year-old male from Tyler County, a 68-year-old male from Wood County, a 78-year-old female from Wood County, an 82-year-old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year-old female from Wood County, an 86-year-old female from Harrison County, a 69-year-old female from Mercer County, a 67-year-old male from Cabell County, a 74-year-old male from McDowell County, a 64-year-old female from Wood County, an 84-year-old female from Raleigh County, a 79-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 67-year-old male from Randolph County, a 71-year-old male from Wood County, a 73-year-old male from Logan County, a 71-year-old male from Barbour County, a 76-year-old male from Harrison County, a 57-year-old female from Mercer County, a 67-year-old male from Lincoln County, a 69-year-old female from Monongalia County, a 49-year old-male from Jefferson County, and a 78-year-old female from Wayne County.

“It is difficult to report additional losses of West Virginians due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.  “Our hearts go out to their family and friends, and we will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”

Cases Per County: Barbour (1,098), Berkeley (8,813), Boone (1,414), Braxton (740), Brooke (1,902), Cabell (6,999), Calhoun (211), Clay (349), Doddridge (402), Fayette (2,353), Gilmer (567), Grant (986), Greenbrier (2,221), Hampshire (1,365), Hancock (2,466), Hardy (1,201), Harrison (4,407), Jackson (1,579), Jefferson (3,299), Kanawha (10,992), Lewis (838), Lincoln (1,124), Logan (2,398), Marion (3,290), Marshall (2,771), Mason (1,528), McDowell (1,232), Mercer (3,887), Mineral (2,466), Mingo (1,906), Monongalia (7,029), Monroe (879), Morgan (863), Nicholas (1,041), Ohio (3,361), Pendleton (557), Pleasants (766), Pocahontas (555), Preston (2,408), Putnam (3,802), Raleigh (4,107), Randolph (2,196), Ritchie (556), Roane (462), Summers (663), Taylor (1,004), Tucker (451), Tyler (566), Upshur (1,471), Wayne (2,331), Webster (247), Wetzel (991), Wirt (325), Wood (6,470), Wyoming (1,562).

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 and Jackson counties 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.