WV Press Report
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17.
West Virginia Statistics
New cases since last update – 1,339
Deaths since last update – 12
Total Positive Cases – 174,818
Current Active Cases – 7,017
Total Lab Results reported – 3,235,878
Cumulative positive test percentage – 5.00
Daily Percent Positive – 11.26
Total Deaths – 2,990
People fully vaccinated: 895,522
After 5,422 more tests, the number of new positive cases is up 1,339 cases from the 173,479 total positive cases reported at 3 p.m. Monday, August 16.
To see charts on active cases, recovered cases, hospitalization, county breakdowns and other data, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR. The data in the daily reports include all known positive cases but underreports the total number of individuals tested as not all laboratories are able to electronically submit negative test results.
Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information.