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DHHR Reports Increase of 221 Cases of COVID-19; Harrison County's Number at 619; State Deaths at 399

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on October 17, 2020 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Editor's Note: Starting Aug. 1 the DHHR switched to just one COVID-19 statistic update per day. The daily reports are scheduled to be released at 10 a.m.
 
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting as of this morning (Saturday, Oct. 17) at 10 a.m., the total number of COVID-19 cases has increased from 19,580 to 19,801 an increase of 221. 
 
Saturdayt's report is showing that the total number of tests given is 671,463 and the percentage of positive cases vs. tests given is at 2.83 percent. The daily percent positive is at 2.51 percent (daily tests/confirmatory test results).
 
According to the DHHR website, Harrison County's numbers are at 619 (595 confirmed cases, 24 probable cases), 193 active cases, and 10 deaths with 416 recoveries. Also on the daily alert map, Harrison County dropped from yellow to green with a positive rate of 2.90. Harrison County's infection rate is still orange but dropped from 24.85 to 17.63.
 
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.  
 
The total number of deaths related to the virus has increased from 396 to 399. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 84-year old female from Grant County, a 73-year old male from Fayette County, and a 59-year old female from Cabell County.
 
The number of recoveries from the virus is at 14,563 with active cases at 4,839.
 
According to the DHHR site, there are 180 hospitalizations.
 
Cases Per County list below now includes confirmed and probable cases into one number.
 
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (163), Berkeley (1,376), Boone (288), Braxton (35), Brooke (192), Cabell (1,141), Calhoun (32), Clay (51), Doddridge (65), Fayette (709), Gilmer (62), Grant (178), Greenbrier (153), Hampshire (118), Hancock (185), Hardy (101), Harrison (619), Jackson (345), Jefferson (518), Kanawha (3,273), Lewis (64), Lincoln (207), Logan (707), Marion (351), Marshall (241), Mason (161), McDowell (104), Mercer (550), Mineral (202), Mingo (494), Monongalia (2,214), Monroe (188), Morgan (95), Nicholas (172), Ohio (452), Pendleton (65), Pleasants (22), Pocahontas (64), Preston (174), Putnam (779), Raleigh (643), Randolph (372), Ritchie (25), Roane (86), Summers (73), Taylor (158), Tucker (51), Tyler (24), Upshur (216), Wayne (484), Webster (19), Wetzel (81), Wirt (28), Wood (468), Wyoming (163).
 
To view more updated information from the DHHR including the county by county alert map, click HERE
 
The DHHR's next update is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday.



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