WV-DHHR THURSDAY REPORT: Calhoun Has One New Case, Kanawha Goes Red, Roane Has Second Death

According to WV-DHHR, Calhoun has a new Covid-19 case with several active cases.

Calhoun is expected to go gold Saturday, according to Calhoun Superintendent of Schools Kelli Whytsell. Kanawha County was the only county in West Virginia in red Thursday on the latest county alert map as Monongalia turned to orange.

Kanawha County was in red for the second straight day, based on the map colors of Wednesday. The county’s case average was listed at 26.15.

While Kanawha was in the orange, parents and students protested over county schools not being able to play football, Gov. Justice made a new gold category, allowing that to happen.

Now Kanawha is red. No in-person students or football.

Kanawha County school system has total of 17 positive COVID-19 cases since school start.

Kanawha Valley hospitals have total of 90 COVID-19 patient admissions.

Monongalia, which had been in the red for weeks with a case average of more than 30, had a case average Thursday listed at 23.27.

It was unclear why Monongalia’s designation has changed, but it comes a day after Gov. Jim Justice and state officials said they wanted to count the number of West Virginia University students who tested positive as a single case if they were living on campus in a designated, secured and monitored facility.

Orange counties on the latest map in addition to Monongalia were Putnam, Fayette, Lincoln, Boone and Mingo. Lincoln was new to that list and had been gold on the previous map.

Gold counties on the map were Cabell, Jackson, Logan, Wyoming, Pocahontas and Ohio. Wyoming and Jackson are new to that list.

The state Department of Education will release a new map at 5 p.m. Saturday that will determine whether counties can have school in person and whether sports can be played.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 234 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths in its report on Thursday.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 69-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 75-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 91-year-old woman from Jackson County and an 80-year-old man from Roane County.

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

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (42), Berkeley (922), Boone (190), Braxton (10), Brooke (106), Cabell (690), Calhoun (23), Clay (33), Doddridge (17), Fayette (501), Gilmer (19), Grant (150), Greenbrier (118), Hampshire (99), Hancock (139), Hardy (76), Harrison (326), Jackson (239), Jefferson (413), Kanawha (2,154), Lewis (38), Lincoln (148), Logan (558), Marion (250), Marshall (148), Mason (130), McDowell (80), Mercer (392), Mineral (157), Mingo (332), Monongalia (1,791), *Monroe (143), Morgan (48), Nicholas (77), Ohio (343), Pendleton (51), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (59), Preston (145), Putnam (460), Raleigh (449), Randolph (233), Ritchie (10), Roane (43), Summers (32), Taylor (115), *Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (328), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (9), Wood (345), Wyoming (88).