The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 3,450 additional infections of COVID-19 Monday.
The new cases were discovered through laboratory testing since the department’s last update on Thursday.
Nine deaths were reported. West Virginia’s death toll now stands at 5,260fatalities
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 80-year old female from Lincoln County, a 75-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 44-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Wood County, a 31-year old male from Raleigh County, a 73-year old female from Upshur County, a 70-year old female from Roane County, an 81-year old male from Braxton County, and a 64-year old female from Raleigh County.
Hospitals are currently treating 593 patients for coronavirus. Statewide, 181 of those hospitalized with the virus are receiving intensive care treatment and 103 patients require a ventilator to breath.
A majority of counties are red today including Boone, Logan, Mingo and Wayne and Wyoming counties.
According to the latest county alert map published by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, 22 counties total are in the red zone. Red indicates the most severe community spread of coronavirus.
The second most severe color is orange. Nineteen counties are orange including Lincoln.
Five counties are gold.
Six counties are yellow and three counties are green
The Mountain State currently has 8,746 active cases of COVID-19.