TUESDAY WV COVID-19 REPORT: NEW WV CASES SOARING NEAR 500, NEW OUTBREAKS - U.S. Reports Record 500,000 Cases Over the Past Week

The nation's epidemiologists are expressing alarm about the current nationwide surge in over 40 states, with a record half-million US cases in past week.

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology listed “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” as one of the top accomplishments of the Trump administration’s first term, while the most prevalent political meme being circulated is "The pandemic will all be over on election day," while Gov. Jim Justice said, "This disease is running across America."

Eight additional deaths, all people over the age of 50, were confirmed through the WV Department of Health and Human Resources at the start of the day Tuesday.

Those West Virginia residents were a man from Upshur County, age 79, a man from Cabell County, age 89, two women from Cabell County, ages 79 and 83, a man from Kanawha County, age 57, a man from Fayette County, age 83, a woman from Jefferson County, age 87, and a man from Raleigh County, 54.

Total state virus deaths in the coronavirus pandemic were at 432.

Active cases numbered 4,428 with 483 new cases reported between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, according to DHHR.

A second new case has been reported for Calhoun this week.

Roane and regional county cases are upswinging.

COVID-19 outbreak with 125 cases reported at a Huntington rehabilitation center.

Four COVID-19 cases confirmed Monday in Kanawha County schools with reported new outbreaks in Roane Schools.

Three deaths attributed to COVID-19 are now being confirmed out of an outbreak at a skilled nursing facility in Jefferson County. In all, 55 people have tested positive over the past two weeks — 38 residents and 17 staff members at facility.

Upshur County schools to remain remote until Nov. 5 amid COVID-19 outbreak among bus drivers.

At that point, West Virginia’s daily COVID-19 infection rate was back above three percent at 3.47 percent. The cumulative infection rate was 2.87 percent.

The number of reported hospitalizations, 221, was larger Tuesday than at any other point in the pandemic.

Of those patients, 74 were said to be in intensive care and 26 were on ventilators.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (182), Berkeley (1,569), Boone (352), Braxton (63), Brooke (219), Cabell (1,396), Calhoun (35), Clay (61), Doddridge (70), Fayette (766), Gilmer (64), Grant (191), Greenbrier (194), Hampshire (127), Hancock (219), Hardy (106), Harrison (648), Jackson (385), Jefferson (580), Kanawha (3,624), Lewis (82), Lincoln (244), Logan (751), Marion (377), Marshall (316), Mason (175), McDowell (120), Mercer (732), Mineral (218), Mingo (574), Monongalia (2,298), Monroe (249), Morgan (147), Nicholas (182), Ohio (528), Pendleton (74), Pleasants (27), Pocahontas (69), Preston (199), Putnam (863), Raleigh (780), Randolph (412), Ritchie (36), Roane (106), Summers (109), Taylor (166), Tucker (63), Tyler (32), Upshur (257), Wayne (580), Webster (29), Wetzel (173), Wirt (51), Wood (580), Wyoming (256).