By Liz Beavers


lbeavers@newstribune.info


Tribune Managing Editor


KEYSER - After almost two weeks of no additional positive COVID-19 cases being reported in Mineral County, a positive result took the county’s numbers to 50 on Thursday.


That’s 50 total positives since the pandemic started in March.


With the addition of the latest positive, there are currently two active cases in the county, and there have been two COVID-related deaths.


Statewide, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports 145,932 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,435 total cases and 88 deaths.


Cases per county, as of 10 a.m. Friday, are as follows: (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (11/0), Berkeley (401/18), Boone (20/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (5/1), Cabell (77/2), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (56/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (42/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (19/2), Hardy (40/1), Harrison (48/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (209/5), Kanawha (251/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), Marion (51/2), Marshall (36/1), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (16/0), Mineral (50/2), Mingo (9/3), Monongalia (134/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (61/1), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (21/1), Preston (32/6), Putnam (39/1), Raleigh (28/1), Randolph (146/0), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (11/1), Tucker (5/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (10/1), Wayne (105/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (52/4), Wyoming (6/0).


Mineral County Health Department administrator A.Jay Root again emphasized the need for residents to continue to exercise thorough hand washing, social distancing of at least six feet, and the wearing of masks in public to help keep the virus from spreading.