West Virginia COVID-19 Statistics

Total number of WV resident positive cases: 1,063 Total number of wv resident deaths: 36 Total number of labratory results reported to WV DHHR: 43,039 Cumulative percentage of positive test results: 2.47 percent Top COVID-19 cases by countyKanawha: 155 Berkeley: 133 Jackson: 127 Monongalia: 102 Wayne: 82 Jefferson: 72 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for … Continue reading West Virginia COVID-19 Statistics

COVID-19 affects Mineral County, Gov. Justice urges citizens to avoid rumors

Jerrod McGann, Pasquino On April 2, at exactly 12:38 p.m., The Mineral County Health Department officially announced the first case of the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus in Mineral County.  As a result of the pandemic outbreak around the U.S, all schools have been closed, operating on online instruction. They will stay this way for the rest of the year. The health department administrator, A. Jay Root, … Continue reading COVID-19 affects Mineral County, Gov. Justice urges citizens to avoid rumors

Keyser, Cumberland see virus impact

Kylie Eckard, Pasquino The COVID-19 outbreak has affected all areas of our country and other countries in the world. Though the first confirmed case in the country was in January, the first cases here in Mineral and Allegany Counties were not until April. It is possible that the virus was in the area before these cases were confirmed, and that people had simply not been … Continue reading Keyser, Cumberland see virus impact

COVID-19 cases rising in Virginia

Autumn Heap, Pasquino As of March 12, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia. Following this state of emergency, many additional precautions have been taken including schools closing and converting to online instruction, public gatherings being canceled until further notice, and only businesses deemed “essential” staying open. The economic effects of COVID-19 are taking a toll on the community. Prices in stores … Continue reading COVID-19 cases rising in Virginia

Hardy County sees COVID-19 cases, officials and residents take precautions

Eathan George, Pasquino As of April 7, 2020, there are 2 Hardy County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  While confirmed case totals are still low, the Hardy County Health Department continues to assist residents of the county. With the use of social media, the Hardy County Health Department has been encouraging residents to practice social distancing and specific guidelines put into place by … Continue reading Hardy County sees COVID-19 cases, officials and residents take precautions

Nation of Antigua sees low cases of COVID-19, but precautions still upheld

Tonaj Jonas, Pasquino To date, the nation of Antigua has recorded a total of nine COVID-19 cases. Although the island has no recoveries, there have also been no reported deaths.  In response to this world-wide pandemic, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has placed the citizens on a 24-hour lockdown down, which began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 2.  Non-essential businesses have been closed, including the … Continue reading Nation of Antigua sees low cases of COVID-19, but precautions still upheld

Editorial: Looking at COVID-19 pandemic from a nursing home essential worker

McKenzie Webb, Pasquino In today’s society a lot of generations believe that they are invincible. They also believe that something like this virus couldn’t destroy them as it is doing to so many others.  In the past couple months, we have lost many people in the U.S. to this new virus that has taken over. Many people have stated “I haven’t seen anything like this … Continue reading Editorial: Looking at COVID-19 pandemic from a nursing home essential worker

Petersburg takes precautions for virus

Travis Bolyard, Pasquino The city of Petersburg, which is located in Grant County, WV, had a population of approximately 2,573 people in 2016. The COVID-19 virus and pandemic has affected Petersburg in a variety of ways. All non-essential businesses have been shut down by executive order of Governor Jim Justice.  No groups of more than 10 people are permitted to get together. People are only … Continue reading Petersburg takes precautions for virus

Student shares thoughts on pandemic

Alex Johnson, Pasquino COVID-19, a disease that is a result of the novel SARS-Coronavirus-2, has had a large impact not just globally, but nationally as well.  Schools around the nation have moved to online curriculum that will extend for the rest of the year, including in Virginia.  One Virginia resident gave their thoughts on the pandemic and stay at home orders.  “Around my neighborhood it … Continue reading Student shares thoughts on pandemic

Precautions to take for COVID-19

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Take everyday preventive actions to stay healthy. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray … Continue reading Precautions to take for COVID-19