The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 156 new cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths caused by the virus in the state in its report on Friday.

A total of 118 new COVID-19 cases were announced by the DHHR on Thursday.

The W.Va. Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation remains watchful for signs of COVID-19 at its facilities, including at the Southern Regional Jail in Raleigh County where several cases were reported this week.

The facility had only one active case among inmates as of Friday, after two other inmates who had tested positive were released on furloughs. Seven employees assigned to the jail, including contract workers, have also tested positive. They remain self-quarantined at home, until they test negative and are medically cleared to return to duty.

Contact tracing is conducted in response to new cases and 27 COVID-19 tests are pending at the facility – 11 for inmates and 16 for staff.

Police officers in various departments are reporting multiple cases of COVID-19 and more court houses are closing their doors.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Friday, August 7, there have been a total of 312,521 (+5,266) laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 7,433 (+156) total cases and 127 (+3) of those cases resulting in deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 81-year-old woman from Pleasants County, a 66-year-old man from Mingo County and a 73-year-old man, also from Mingo County as the state’s latest deaths caused by COVID-19.

According to the DHHR’s website, there are currently 1,796 (-27) active cases and 5,510 (+180) recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the total numbers of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report/

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (29/0), Berkeley (658/28), Boone (97/0), Braxton (8/0), Brooke (61/1), Cabell (364/9), Calhoun (6/0), Clay (17/1), Doddridge (5/0), Fayette (140/0), Gilmer (16/0), Grant (116/1), Greenbrier (91/0), Hampshire (76/0), Hancock (105/4), Hardy (57/1), Harrison (213/1), Jackson (162/0), Jefferson (288/6), Kanawha (885/13), Lewis (28/1), Lincoln (81/0), Logan (209/0), Marion (179/4), Marshall (126/4), Mason (54/0), McDowell (57/1), Mercer (177/0), Mineral (115/2), Mingo (156/2), Monongalia (918/17), Monroe (20/1), Morgan (25/1), Nicholas (35/1), Ohio (263/3), Pendleton (39/1), Pleasants (11/1), Pocahontas (40/1), *Preston (101/21), Putnam (185/1), Raleigh (208/7), Randolph (204/4), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (15/0), Summers (7/0), Taylor (55/1), Tucker (11/0), Tyler (13/0), Upshur (36/3), Wayne (198/2), Webster (4/0), Wetzel (42/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (231/12), Wyoming (31/0).