(06/19/2020)
West Virginia’s positive COVID-19 cases increased another 42 Thursday, but the state’s positive test rate remained low with a growing number of tests reported.

The number of active cases has risen to 665.

COVID-19 cases linked to Myrtle Beach now found in three WV counties.

Twelve COVID-19 cases in Preston County are tied to recent trips to Myrtle Beach.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a news release the state had a total of 2,418 cases as of 5 p.m.

More than 144,300 tests have been conducted in the state, with a positive test rate of 1.68%.

The state DHHR said 1,665 residents have recovered from the virus.

According to the state agency’s website, 25 are hospitalized, with five in intensive care and two on a ventilator.

No new deaths were reported, and the death total remained at 88.

Following are the latest county-by-county virus totals (case confirmed by lab test/probable case): Barbour (11/0), Berkeley (397/18), 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 (208/5), Kanawha (248/8), Lewis (14/0), 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 (133/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (18/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (59/1), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (3/1), Pocahontas (21/1), Preston (30/6), Putnam (39/1), Raleigh (26/1), 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).


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