County has five active COVID cases, up from one

State disease tracking reports that five Morgan County residents are currently sick from COVID-19, as of Tuesday morning. Three cases have been confirmed by lab test and another is a probable case. Twenty-five county residents have recovered from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

Morgan County’s case numbers remain low compared to neighboring areas.

Berkeley County, to the east, is reporting 83 active cases of the disease. That went up by 39 cases last week, according to the West Virginia DHHR.

Hampshire County to the west saw two new additional COVID cases last week. There are six active cases in Hampshire County, and 69 residents there have recovered from the disease.

Washington County, Md. to the north is reporting 1,009 cases of the respiratory disease. Seventeen of those cases are tracked to the Hancock zip code.

Frederick County, Va. to the south is reporting 681 cases of the COVID, with 9 deaths and 51 hospitalizations, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Statewide, West Virginia’s case numbers have increased in the first week of August. Cumulative cases rose by almost 10%, with 773 additional state residents testing positive for the disease, bringing the cumulative case number to 7,713. Currently, there are 1,865 active cases in the state’s 55 counties.

Outbreaks have been reported in southern counties, like Logan, Kanawha, Raleigh and Cabell counties. State court officials have shut down judicial offices and even courthouses in the southern part of the state in response to high case numbers there.