WV DHHR COVID-19 update – May 12

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 12, 2021, there have been 2,808,501 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 157,215 total cases and 2,748 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 62-year-old male from Putnam County, a 91-year-old female from Monongalia County, a 55-year-old male from Monongalia County, a 72-year-old male from Berkeley County, a 71-year-old female from Marion County, an 84-year-old male from Raleigh County, a 44-year-old male from Mercer County, a 58-year-old female from Mineral County, a 59-year-old male from Ohio County, an 86-year-old female from Wood County, a 40-year-old male from Harrison County, an 80-year-old male from Ohio County, an 88-year-old female from Wetzel County, and a 97-year-old male from Pendleton County.

“We offer our deepest condolences as our state grieves more losses,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for individuals ages 12 and older, all eligible West Virginians are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their physician, local pharmacy or through a vaccination clinic.”

Cases Per County: Barbour (1,434), Berkeley (12,375), Boone (2,035), Braxton (929), Brooke (2,196), Cabell (8,691), Calhoun (338), Clay (501), Doddridge (597), Fayette (3,438), Gilmer (854), Grant (1,278), Greenbrier (2,801), Hampshire (1,825), Hancock (2,804), Hardy (1,528), Harrison (5,724), Jackson (2,121), Jefferson (4,608), Kanawha (14,949), Lewis (1,195), Lincoln (1,472), Logan (3,123), Marion (4,442), Marshall (3,453), Mason (2,003), McDowell (1,568), Mercer (4,831), Mineral (2,856), Mingo (2,574), Monongalia (9,196), Monroe (1,135), Morgan (1,178), Nicholas (1,698), Ohio (4,211), Pendleton (702), Pleasants (882), Pocahontas (663), Preston (2,872), Putnam (5,153), Raleigh (6,777), Randolph (2,601), Ritchie (707), Roane (632), Summers (821), Taylor (1,228), Tucker (527), Tyler (713), Upshur (1,870), Wayne (3,094), Webster (487), Wetzel (1,339), Wirt (425), Wood (7,767), Wyoming (1,994).

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.

Please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information, including information on the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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