BOONE COUNTY - Boone County has moved to orange status in the Sept. 11 COVID-19 county alert map.
The rolling average of cases jumped to 13.32 for Boone County. Additionally - Kanawha, Logan, Mingo Wayne, Fayette, Putnam, Monroe, Pocahontas and Calhoun counties moved to orange. As of Friday morning, Monongalia County is the only county in the red.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) released a report that indicated 471,517 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19 and 12,174 total cases and 263 deaths.
The Boone County Health Department did not have a representative available to comment on Friday morning but expressed that as soon as possible, they would provide more insight into local numbers.
Additionally, the CVN has also reached out to Boone County Schools for information regarding their plan moving forward and will report that update when made available.
A county in orange indicates it is experiencing higher community transmission which triggers further restrictions. As for prep sports, teams will be allowed to practice but games and competition will be stopped while the county is orange on the map. Officials say that is determined by the previous Saturday's reported numbers.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 86-year old female from Logan County, a 90-year old male from Kanawha County, a 93-year old male from Raleigh County, a 77-year old male from Putnam County, a 59-year old male from Fayette County, and a 79-year old male from Kanawha County.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (856), Boone (170), Braxton (9), Brooke (104), Cabell (620), Calhoun (21), Clay (30), Doddridge (15), Fayette (439), Gilmer (19), Grant (147), Greenbrier (114), Hampshire (93), Hancock (136), Hardy (75), Harrison (312), Jackson (224), Jefferson (398), Kanawha (1,839), Lewis (37), Lincoln (130), Logan (536), Marion (235), Marshall (139), Mason (126), McDowell (76), Mercer (357), Mineral (148), Mingo (291), Monongalia (1,581), Monroe (142), Morgan (43), Nicholas (62), Ohio (313), Pendleton (45), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (55), Preston (143), Putnam (371), Raleigh (403), Randolph (229), Ritchie (9), Roane (38), Summers (25), Taylor (112), Tucker (15), Tyler (15), Upshur (57), Wayne (307), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (8), Wood (329), Wyoming (73).
Look for further coverage of Boone County’s status in future coverage from the CVN.