Mineral County positives take sharp upswing

Staff Writer
Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Mineral Daily News-Tribune

By Liz Beavers


Tribune Managing Editor

KEYSER - Mineral County’s COVID-19 positives have been on the upswing in recent days, hitting 21 as of Friday afternoon.

That’s the highest the number of currently active cases has been in Mineral County since July 31, when it was also 21. At one point, on Sept. 8, it had dipped to only three active cases.

On Wednesday, Mineral County also lost it’s “green” status on the West Virginia County School Alert System map, and is now classified as “yellow.”

The yellow category is based upon 3.1 to 9.9 cases per every 100,000 population and imposes stricter guidelines for students and staff. In-person classes and sporting events are still allowed.

Although the County School Alert System map is updated every day, it is the Saturday map that is used to determine a county’s status.

Those counties designated orange and red must suspend in-person instruction and sporting events.

As for the numbers across the state, the West Virginia DHHR is reporting as of 10 a.m. Friday, there have been 502,803 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 13,683 total cases and 297 deaths

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (42), Berkeley (929), Boone (191), Braxton (10), Brooke (106), Cabell (707), Calhoun (23), Clay (33), Doddridge (17), Fayette (524), Gilmer (20), Grant (150), Greenbrier (119), Hampshire (100), Hancock (140), Hardy (78), Harrison (332), Jackson (244), Jefferson (413), Kanawha (2,194), Lewis (38), Lincoln (153), Logan (559), Marion (252), Marshall (150), Mason (130), McDowell (86), Mercer (394), Mineral (161), Mingo (346), Monongalia (1,836), Monroe (146), Morgan (49), Nicholas (79), Ohio (349), Pendleton (51), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (59), Preston (147), Putnam (471), Raleigh (470), Randolph (233), Ritchie (10), Roane (43), Summers (34), Taylor (117), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (60), Wayne (336), Webster (7), Wetzel (49), Wirt (10), Wood (346), Wyoming (94).

Please visit the dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information. The County School Alert System map can be viewed at the WVDHHR website.