WV DHHR COVID-19 update – May 5

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 5, 2021, there have been 2,757,291 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 154,956 total cases and 2,707 deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 51-year-old male from Wood County, a 91-year-old male from Cabell County, a 43-year-old male from Hancock County, an 83-year-old female from McDowell County, a 62-year-old male from Raleigh County, a 71-year-old female from Berkeley County, a 69-year-old male from Kanawha County, an 86-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 66-year-old male from Logan County, an 89-year-old female from Wood County, a 99-year-old male from Kanawha County, and an 81-year-old female from Wood County.

“We mourn with all families suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Cases Per County: Barbour (1,416), Berkeley (12,221), Boone (1,988), Braxton (907), Brooke (2,180), Cabell (8,634), Calhoun (290), Clay (478), Doddridge (580), Fayette (3,406), Gilmer (802), Grant (1,271), Greenbrier (2,751), Hampshire (1,784), Hancock (2,781), Hardy (1,504), Harrison (5,632), Jackson (2,050), Jefferson (4,548), Kanawha (14,760), Lewis (1,171), Lincoln (1,452), Logan (3,058), Marion (4,352), Marshall (3,392), Mason (1,992), McDowell (1,550), Mercer (4,752), Mineral (2,833), Mingo (2,533), Monongalia (9,138), Monroe (1,118), Morgan (1,148), Nicholas (1,624), Ohio (4,167), Pendleton (699), Pleasants (864), Pocahontas (662), Preston (2,855), Putnam (5,065), Raleigh (6,669), Randolph (2,548), Ritchie (695), Roane (609), Summers (812), Taylor (1,214), Tucker (524), Tyler (693), Upshur (1,850), Wayne (3,055), Webster (474), Wetzel (1,304), Wirt (415), Wood (7,713), Wyoming (1,973).

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 Hardy and Tucker counties 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.