TUESDAY WV COVID-19 REPORT - Four New Deaths, 99 New Cases, Oubreaks

Four more COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday in West Virginia, bringing the state’s death total associated with the virus to 164.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed in a news release the deaths of a 90-year-old man from Logan County, an 80-year-old man from Raleigh County, a 74-year-old man from Raleigh County and an 86-year-old man from Kanawha County.

WVU reports 96 positive COVID-19 tests during several-week period.

Taylor County Health Department officials are working to contain a third outbreak of Covid 19 cases within a local nursing home. Health officials say this outbreak at the Rosewood Center can be traced to another outbreak at a local church, now with over 30 cases at the nursing home.

West Virginia State University is confirming four cases of COVID-19 at the university in Institute.

State officials said Tuesday that there are now a total of 63 positive coronavirus cases among inmates and staff at the South Central Regional Jail.

After Kentucky allowed regulated child care providers to reopen in June following a three-month shutdown, reports of COVID-19 infections among employees and children began to trickle in. Gov. Andy Beshear said 123 child care facilities have disclosed infections for 96 staff members and 82 children.

DHHR officials said the state had 99 new coronavirus cases with the total now at 8,731. Active cases dropped 111 and were at 1,830.

More than 365,000 tests have been conducted, and the overall positive test rate remained the same from the previous day and was at 2.39%. The daily positive test rate was at 2.19% up from 1.18% the previous day.

Hospitalizations were down two and were at 132, with 50 in intensive care and 21 on a ventilator.

Following are the cases per county Barbour (33), Berkeley (745), Boone (123), Braxton (8), Brooke (79), Cabell (466), Calhoun (7), Clay (18), Doddridge (6), Fayette (175), Gilmer (18), Grant (131), Greenbrier (96), Hampshire (90), Hancock (113), Hardy (64), Harrison (245), Jackson (169), Jefferson (310), Kanawha (1,113), Lewis (28), Lincoln (110), Logan (374), Marion (202), Marshall (130), Mason (75), McDowell (66), Mercer (244), Mineral (129), Mingo (204), Monongalia (1,001), Monroe (20), Morgan (33), Nicholas (40), Ohio (285), Pendleton (43), Pleasants (14), Pocahontas (42), Preston (131), Putnam (227), Raleigh (306), Randolph (217), Ritchie (3), Roane (20), Summers (19), Taylor (84), Tucker (11), Tyler (15), Upshur (40), Wayne (220), Webster (6), Wetzel (44), Wirt (7), Wood (285) and Wyoming (47).