COVID-19 in W.Va.

Graphic courtesy of the West Virginia Press Association

BLUEFIELD — A new coronavirus case has been reported in Mercer County.

The 13th case was confirmed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Monday at 5 p.m. The Mercer County Health Department released a statement a short time later also confirming the new case.

Matthew Bragg, sanitarian for the Mercer County Health Department, said another three people who had contact with the confirmed 13th COVID-19 case were identified through contact tracing and placed in isolation.

Although Mercer County now has 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases, nine of those involve individuals who have already recovered from the virus and are now out of quarantine. Bragg said another four remain in quarantine.

With the 13th case, the number of individuals in Mercer County identified through contact tracing has increased to 181. Bragg said nine of those 181 individuals remain in isolation.

Another death also was reported Monday in West Virginia, an 86-year old female from Kanawha County, according to DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch.

The DHHR said as of 5 p.m. Monday, there have been 77,760 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,502 positive cases, 76,258 negative results and 68 deaths.

The confirmed cases per county as of Monday evening are as follows: Barbour (7), Berkeley (215), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (56), Calhoun (2), Clay (2), Fayette (38), Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (12), Hancock (12), Hardy (31), Harrison (35), Jackson (135), Jefferson (101), Kanawha (203), Lewis (5), Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (25), Mason (15), McDowell (6), Mercer (13), Mineral (29), Mingo (3), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (37), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (8), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (12), Randolph (7), Ritchie (1), Roane (9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96), Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (48), Wyoming (3).

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