WV DHHR COVID-19 update – July 16

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of July 16, 2021, there have been 3,064,208 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 164,933 total cases and 2,919 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 86-year-old female from Barbour County and a 71-year-old male from Greenbrier County.

 “As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are saddened by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is the most powerful way to prevent further loss of life to this devastating disease.”

Cases Per County: Barbour (1,515), Berkeley (12,919), Boone (2,185), Braxton (1,024), Brooke (2,253), Cabell (8,949), Calhoun (399), Clay (543), Doddridge (647), Fayette (3,566), Gilmer (889), Grant (1,319), Greenbrier (2,913), Hampshire (1,935), Hancock (2,848), Hardy (1,587), Harrison (6,239), Jackson (2,272), Jefferson (4,813), Kanawha (15,553), Lewis (1,314), Lincoln (1,609), Logan (3,313), Marion (4,674), Marshall (3,542), Mason (2,078), McDowell (1,642), Mercer (5,228), Mineral (3,000), Mingo (2,780), Monongalia (9,424), Monroe (1,226), Morgan (1,248), Nicholas (1,919), Ohio (4,322), Pendleton (726), Pleasants (960), Pocahontas (683), Preston (2,965), Putnam (5,376), Raleigh (7,119), Randolph (2,867), Ritchie (765), Roane (667), Summers (867), Taylor (1,295), Tucker (548), Tyler (753), Upshur (1,991), Wayne (3,191), Webster (566), Wetzel (1,400), Wirt (466), Wood (7,967), Wyoming (2,074).

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 Barbour, Boone, Clay, Gilmer, and Hardy counties in this report. Please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

West Virginians 12 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccine, or to find a vaccine site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965. West Virginians ages 12 and older who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register for the Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life vaccine sweepstakes by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.

 For free COVID-19 testing opportunities across the state, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.