The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported that, as of Oct. 5, there were 11,348 active Covid-19 cases statewide. There were five deaths reported since the agency’s last report on Oct. 4, with a total of 3,774 deaths attributed to Covid-19.

The five deaths announced on Tuesday were a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate. Those included a 75-year-old man from Pocahontas County, a 79-year-old woman from Raleigh County, a 52-year-old Cabell County woman, a 74-year-old Berkeley County woman, and a 94-year-old man from Cabell County.

“As we solemnly observe this tragic loss of life, we must continue to fight against Covid,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch. “It is our duty to protect our fellow West Virginians through prevention efforts such as vaccination.”

Active cases per county on Oct. 5 were: Barbour (79), Berkeley (737), Boone (180), Braxton (90), Brooke (81), Cabell (589), Calhoun (20), Clay (37), Doddridge (70), Fayette (305), Gilmer (40), Grant (109), Greenbrier (205), Hampshire (89), Hancock (174), Hardy (79), Harrison (679), Jackson (201), Jefferson (257), Kanawha (966), Lewis (153), Lincoln (133), Logan (235), Marion (538), Marshall (178), Mason (159), McDowell (190), Mercer (455), Mineral (190), Mingo (164), Monongalia (276), Monroe (49), Morgan (73), Nicholas (200), Ohio (141), Pendleton (19), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (25), Preston (317), Putnam (402), Raleigh (374), Randolph (83), Ritchie (88), Roane (140), Summers (55), Taylor (106), Tucker (39), Tyler (59), Upshur (153), Wayne (318), Webster (62), Wetzel (131), Wirt (42), Wood (639) and Wyoming (132).

To find the cumulative cases per county, visit and look on the cumulative summary tab, which is sortable by county.

On Oct. 4, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of an 88-year-old Lincoln County woman, an 80-year-old man from Mineral County, a 73-year-old woman from Lewis County, a 21-year-old Braxton County man, a 59-year-old Pleasants County woman, a 70-year-old man from Kanawha County, an 81-year-old Randolph County man, a 77-year-old Harrison County woman, a 67-year-old man from Clay County, an 87-year-old man from Greenbrier County, a 20-year-old Berkeley County man, a 63-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 72-year-old woman from Putnam County, a 40-year-old Lewis County woman, a 71-year-old Greenbrier County woman, a 58-year-old man from Randolph County, a 55-year-old woman from Ohio County, a 70-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 79-year-old Jefferson County woman, a 74-year-old Preston County woman, a 104-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 61-year-old Lewis County woman, a 71-year-old Nicholas County man, a 79-year-old woman from Wayne County, an 86-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 35-year-old man from Harrison County, a 51-year-old woman from Harrison County, a 74-year-old Berkeley County man, a 69-year-old Wood County woman, a 92-year-old Raleigh County man, a 91-year-old man from Raleigh County, an 81-year-old man from Mineral County, a 79-year-old woman from Lincoln County, a 60-year-old Barbour County man, an 85-year-old Wood County man, a 53-year-old Wayne County woman, a 99-year-old woman from Hancock County, a 72-year-old Wood County woman, an 80-year-old man from Cabell County, a 72-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 76-year-old Roane County woman, a 64-year-old man from Fayette County, an 82-year-old Raleigh County woman, a 67-year-old Logan County woman, a 64-year-old woman from Logan County, a 64-year-old Logan County woman and a 69-year-old man from Logan County.

On Oct. 1, the DHHR revealed the deaths of a 70-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 63-year-old man from Monongalia County, a 72-year-old Mingo County man, an 83-year-old Harrison County man, a 70-year-old Raleigh County man, a 77-year-old man from Ritchie County, a 72-year-old Mingo County man, a 79-year-old Monongalia County woman, a 63-year-old woman from Monongalia County, a 72-year-old Wood County woman, a 62-year-old Wood County woman, a 42-year-old Kanawha County woman, a 68-year-old man from Marion County, a 60-year-old man from Mercer County, a 95-year-old Morgan County woman, a 41-year-old Taylor County man, a 76-year-old Logan County man, a 67-year-old woman from Raleigh County, a 55-year-old man from Harrison County, a 62-year-old Jackson County man, a 44-year-old Wyoming County man, a 58-year-old Wyoming County man, a 96-year-old Morgan County woman, an 81-year-old man from Boone County, an 84-year-old woman from Ohio County, an 89-year-old Fayette County man, a 91-year-old Mason County woman, a 56-year-old man from Fayette County, a 50-year-old woman from Harrison County, a 67-year-old Greenbrier County woman, a 55-year-old Braxton County woman, a 71-year-old man from Marion County, a 47-year-old Randolph County man, an 86-year-old Marshall County woman and a 67-year-old woman from Mercer County.

Included in the total deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s data reconciliation efforts that day were a 61-year-old man from Taylor County, a 60-year-old man from Ritchie County, a 74-year-old Tucker County woman, a 30-year-old Wetzel County man, an 81-year-old Randolph County woman, a 79-year-old man from Monroe County, an 85-year-old man from Pleasants County, a 78-year-old Kanawha County man, a 58-year-old Kanawha County man, a 72-year-old Randolph County man, a 72-year-old Lincoln County woman, a 60-year-old woman from Roane County, an 82-year-old Wetzel County woman, a 60-year-old Barbour County woman, a 95-year-old Braxton County woman, a 75-year-old Mercer County woman and an 81-year-old man from Cabell County.

On Sept. 30, the agency confirmed the passing of a 77-year-old man from Logan County, a 50-year-old Logan County man, a 72-year-old Brooke County man, a 75-year-old Logan County man, a 73-year-old Marion County man, a 75-year-old Berkeley County man, a 61-year-old Wood County man, an 87-year-old woman from Marion County, a 65-year-old man from Mercer County, an 87-year-old Morgan County woman, a 52-year-old Harrison County man, a 73-year-old Kanawha County man, a 78-year-old man from Harrison County, an 82-year-old Jefferson County woman, a 73-year-old Calhoun County man, a 51-year-old Wetzel County man, an 80-year-old Morgan County woman, a 51-year-old Tyler County woman, a 62-year-old Hampshire County woman, a 95-year-old man from Morgan County, a 46-year-old Wetzel County man, a 76-year-old Nicholas County woman, a 94-year-old Monroe County man, a 78-year-old Jackson County woman, a 71-year-old Mason County woman, a 74-year-old man from Mingo County and a 76-year-old woman from Wetzel County.

Included in the total deaths reported on the Sept. 30 dashboard as a result of continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate was an 86-year-old woman from Wayne County.


● After a brief dip in the daily case numbers early last week, Fayette County had lowered to 300 active cases on Wednesday, Sept. 29. But, the county logged 222 positive cases from Wednesday to Sunday, and the number of active cases stood at 329 on Oct. 3. It had fallen back to 305 the following day.

Through midnight on Oct. 4, the county had 285 cases and two deaths during the previous seven-day period.

“We’re still seeing pretty alarming numbers,” Fayette County Health Department Administrator Teri Harlan said Monday.

● On Oct. 4, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department revealed 56 new cases of Covid-19 from the previous day. One additional death occurred, a 78-year-old man who was unvaccinated.

● As of Oct. 3, an outbreak at East Bank Middle School involved seven Covid-19 cases. The number of cases listed for the outbreak at EBMS had reached 60 in late September, according to information supplied to the West Virginia Department of Education by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

● Staff from the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, the Kanawha County Commission and the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority conducted a weekend testing and vaccination clinic on Oct. 3 at the health department’s Charleston offices.

“During today’s clinic, we conducted 91 Covid-19 tests and administered 52 Covid-19 vaccines. Also, we administered 48 flu vaccines,” said Dr. Sherri Young, interim health officer and executive director of the KCHD. “I cannot thank our staffs enough for working yet another weekend to make this clinic possible.

“We continue to be committed to accessible testing and vaccinations for our residents.”

Covid testing and vaccines for those 12-and-older are available at the health department, at local pharmacies and at special vaccine events.

“I can’t overstress the importance — and the success — of the Covid vaccine,” Young said in a press release.

Testing and vaccinations will continue to be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, 108 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV.

Additionally, a community-wide drive-through flu vaccine clinic will be held on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Coonskin Park, Capital High School, Riverside High School, Sissonville High School, St. Albans High School, Nitro High School, South Charleston High School and George Washington High School. Standard flu vaccines will be available at these sites at no cost. No appointment is necessary.

For more information on testing, vaccines and all other public health services, visit or call 304-348-8080.

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