For the first time in almost 480 days, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department revealed no new cases of Covid-19 in its July 1 report. At the time, Kanawha County had 60 active cases and had 15,667 total cases since reporting started last year.
"This is amazing news," Dr. Sherri Young, KCHD executive director and health officer, said in a press release. "As a community, we came together to fight this pandemic.
"It shows vaccinations work."
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported on July 6 that there have been 3,027,206 total confirmatory laboratory results received for Covid-19, with 164,279 total cases and 2,901 deaths.
The DHHR most recently confirmed the deaths of a 72-year-old Kanawha County woman and a 93-year-old man from Mercer County.
"We offer our deepest condolences to these families," DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch said in a press release. "Eligible West Virginians must choose to get vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid-19. The vaccine is available statewide to all residents age 12-and-older."
Cases per county through July 6 were: Barbour (1,515), Berkeley (12,856), Boone (2,179), Braxton (1,020), Brooke (2,249), Cabell (8,888), Calhoun (394), Clay (543), Doddridge (646), Fayette (3,558), Gilmer (888), Grant (1,317), Greenbrier (2,902), Hampshire (1,928), Hancock (2,845), Hardy (1,584), Harrison (6,209), Jackson (2,265), Jefferson (4,807), Kanawha (15,505), Lewis (1,298), Lincoln (1,607), Logan (3,303), Marion (4,660), Marshall (3,539), Mason (2,064), McDowell (1,615), Mercer (5,200), Mineral (2,990), Mingo (2,771), Monongalia (9,400), Monroe (1,226), Morgan (1,230), Nicholas (1,908), Ohio (4,317), Pendleton (725), Pleasants (959), Pocahontas (682), Preston (2,962), Putnam (5,334), Raleigh (7,096), Randolph (2,860), Ritchie (761), Roane (665), Summers (865), Taylor (1,283), Tucker (547), Tyler (749), Upshur (1,973), Wayne (3,183), Webster (547), Wetzel (1,393), Wirt (457), Wood (7,953) and Wyoming (2,059).
On July 2, the DHHR confirmed the deaths of an 83-year-old man from Mercer County and an 83-year-old man from Wyoming County from the disease.
On the previous day, the agency announced the deaths of a 52-year-old Kanawha County woman, a 40-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 94-year-old Mercer County woman, a 76-year-old Mercer County woman, an 89-year old Taylor County woman, and a 104-year-old Mercer County woman.
Through 10 a.m. on July 6, Fayette County had five Covid-19 cases and no deaths in the previous seven days. The county had 16 active cases on July 5.
On July 2, the number of active cases in Kanawha County had dipped to 59.
West Virginians 12-and-older are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccine, or to find a nearby vaccine site, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965. West Virginians 12-and-older who have had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine can register for a special vaccine sweepstakes by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.