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Mixed numbers in COVID-19 Sunday evening report – West Virginia MetroNews

Jul 12, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. β€” The state’s daily positive test rate for COVID-19 decreased by more than two percent Sunday while hospitalizations associated with the virus increased.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources listed the daily positive test rate Sunday at 2.07 percent. It was 4.22 Saturday. There were 4,568 tests added this weekend.

There are now 1,329 active cases and 2,819 recovered cases since the pandemic began. There were 523 positive cases added this week, the largest one week jump. There were 93 cases added Sunday.

The DHHR said Sunday evening there are now 62 people hospitalized in West Virginia with COVID-19, the highest number since April.

The agency said 22 of those patients are being treated in intensive care and eight are on ventilators. It’s the highest ICU beds since May 4.  Deaths related to the virus remain at 96.

Monongalia County has seen the largest jump of active cases since July 1. The county added 12 more cases Sunday.

Gov. Jim Justice

There were 351 new positive cases between July 1-10 in Monongalia County. The health department said the large majority, 265, were positive cases involving residents between the ages of 18-29.

Gov. Jim Justice may announce a return to several restrictions for the county during his media briefing set for Monday at 12:30 p.m. Justice said Friday he was watching the Monongalia County numbers closely. He said he was considering closing bars and pulling back provisions that allow 50 percent capacity indoor dining at restaurants.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department reported a 37 positive case rise between Friday and Sunday evening. The state’s largest county now has 95 active cases.

Dr. Sherri Young

β€œThis is an alarming trend that we’re monitoring very closely,” KCHD Executive Director Dr. Sherri Young said. β€œWe encourage everyone to come out and get tested at our next testing event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Capital High School. Stay at home if you can. If you go out, remember to stay six feet away from other people, wear a mask and frequently wash your hands.”

Total confirmed cases per county include:

(Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (19/0), Berkeley (514/19), Boone (33/0), Braxton (5/0), Brooke (26/1), Cabell (193/7), Calhoun (4/0), Clay (12/0), Fayette (81/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (19/1), Greenbrier (71/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (39/3), Hardy (46/1), Harrison (122/0), Jackson (148/0), Jefferson (251/5), Kanawha (409/12), Lewis (23/1), Lincoln (9/0), Logan (40/0), Marion (108/3), Marshall (64/1), Mason (24/0), McDowell (8/0), Mercer (62/0), Mineral (66/2), Mingo (30/2), Monongalia (525/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (20/1), Ohio (148/0), Pendleton (15/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (36/1), Preston (81/19), Putnam (88/1), Raleigh (77/3), Randolph (187/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (22/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (30/2), Wayne (123/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (36/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (176/9), Wyoming (7/0).