By Liz Beavers

Tribune Managing Editor

KEYSER - As the number of COVID-19 cases escalates in hotspots throughout the world, Mineral County’s numbers also continue to climb.

Thankfullly, the numbers just aren’t as high as some of the surrounding areas.

As of Sunday, the Mineral County Health Department is reporting a total of 66 positive test results since the pandemic started. Out of that 66, nine are currently active.

The number of fatalities due to COVID-related illnesses still stands at three for the county.

Statewide, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m. Monday there have been 208,109 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 4,259 total cases and 96 deaths.

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (19/0), Berkeley (514/19), Boone (34/0), Braxton (5/0), Brooke (26/1), Cabell (194/7), Calhoun (4/0), Clay (12/0), Fayette (82/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (19/1), Greenbrier (71/0), Hampshire (42/0), Hancock (39/3), Hardy (46/1), Harrison (122/0), Jackson (148/0), Jefferson (251/5), Kanawha (417/12), Lewis (23/1), Lincoln (9/0), Logan (40/0), Marion (108/3), Marshall (64/1), Mason (24/0), McDowell (8/0), Mercer (62/0), Mineral (66/2), Mingo (30/2), Monongalia (526/14), Monroe (14/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (20/1), Ohio (148/0), Pendleton (15/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (36/1), Preston (82/19), Putnam (87/1), Raleigh (77/3), Randolph (187/2), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (22/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (30/2), Wayne (123/1), Webster (1/0), Wetzel (36/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (179/9), Wyoming (7/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Some of the numbers in the statewide report therefore may change from time to time.

Please visit the dashboard at for more detailed information.