WV DHHR COVID-19 update – March 19

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 19, 2021, there have been 2,341,373 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 137,092 total cases and 2,600 total deaths.

In the past 24 hours, DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 67-year-old male from Mercer County, a 61-year-old male from Monongalia County, a 75-year-old male from Hampshire County, a 75-year-old male from Jackson County, a 54-year-old female from Lewis County, a 78-year-old female from Raleigh County, a 72-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 59-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 69-year-old male from Wood County, and an 86-year-old male from Lincoln County.

“We solemnly observe the passing of more state residents and extend our sincere sympathies to their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR. “We must continue following the recommendations to help ensure the health and safety of our fellow West Virginians.”

Cases Per County: Barbour (1,300), Berkeley (10,176), Boone (1,672), Braxton (802), Brooke (2,044), Cabell (8,143), Calhoun (238), Clay (385), Doddridge (502), Fayette (2,849), Gilmer (725), Grant (1,146), Greenbrier (2,457), Hampshire (1,577), Hancock (2,603), Hardy (1,337), Harrison (5,005), Jackson (1,710), Jefferson (3,801), Kanawha (12,529), Lewis (1,069), Lincoln (1,309), Logan (2,878), Marion (3,827), Marshall (3,128), Mason (1,825), McDowell (1,396), Mercer (4,316), Mineral (2,613), Mingo (2,227), Monongalia (8,398), Monroe (997), Morgan (955), Nicholas (1,299), Ohio (3,739), Pendleton (631), Pleasants (815), Pocahontas (603), Preston (2,652), Putnam (4,390), Raleigh (5,100), Randolph (2,432), Ritchie (635), Roane (509), Summers (710), Taylor (1,119), Tucker (512), Tyler (645), Upshur (1,736), Wayne (2,655), Webster (407), Wetzel (1,131), Wirt (365), Wood (7,285), Wyoming (1,783).

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 Roane County in this report.

West Virginians may pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination at vaccinate.wv.gov. 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 daily testing events, as well as additional periodic and pharmacy testing events, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.