There were only 15 West Virginia counties denoted as ‘red’ on Wednesday’s COVID-19 alert map released by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.
That’s the lowest number of ‘red’ counties in weeks. The counties moving down to lower levels of coronavirus spread are doing so mainly because their daily percent positivity test rates have decreased. All 55 counties have at least one red metric, most associated with infection rate which is calculated based on population.
There are 31 counties in the ‘orange’ position, three in ‘gold,’ five in ‘yellow’ and one, McDowell, in ‘green.’
The DHHR reported 21 additional deaths Wednesday including an 86-year-old female from Wyoming County.