By Liz Beavers


lbeavers@newstribune.info


Tribune Managing Editor


KEYSER - As more and more COVID-19 "hotspots" emerge throughout the country, Mineral County reported its 71st positive case over the weekend.


As of Friday, there was a total of eight active cases in the county, with 60 persons having recovered from the virus.


Since the pandemic officially hit Mineral County in March, three persons’ deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 or related issues.


Statewide, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported as of 10 a.m. Monday there have been 233,490 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 5,080 total cases and 100 deaths.


In alignment with updated definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statistics include probable cases which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.


CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (25/0), Berkeley (549/19), Boone (60/0), Braxton (7/0), Brooke (38/1), Cabell (220/7), Calhoun (5/0), Clay (16/0), Fayette (102/0), Gilmer (13/0), Grant (23/1), Greenbrier (80/0), Hampshire (50/0), Hancock (58/4), Hardy (48/1), Harrison (140/1), Jackson (149/0), Jefferson (269/5), Kanawha (524/12), Lewis (24/1), Lincoln (21/0), Logan (46/0), Marion (136/3), Marshall (82/1), Mason (28/0), McDowell (12/0), Mercer (72/0), Mineral (71/2), Mingo (53/2), Monongalia (739/15), Monroe (16/1), Morgan (20/1), Nicholas (20/1), Ohio (178/0), Pendleton (19/1), Pleasants (5/1), Pocahontas (37/1), Preston (90/23), Putnam (115/1), Raleigh (98/3), Randolph (197/2), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (2/0), Taylor (29/1), Tucker (7/0), Tyler (10/0), Upshur (31/2), Wayne (151/2), Webster (2/0), Wetzel (41/0), Wirt (6/0), Wood (199/9), Wyoming (8/0).


Mineral County residents are reminded to continue social distancing and wearing face masks while in public.