Nearly six months into the ongoing pandemic, West Virginia continues to see a surge in coronavirus cases. The rise in cases comes as K-12 schools reopen.
West Virginia currently has the highest rate of spread of the virus in the entire nation with an R-t value of 1.28.
In a Tuesday virtual news conference, Gov. Jim Justice said the state is dealing with outbreaks at 34 long term care facilities and five churches. State officials say at least 11 schools across the state are reporting cases of the virus.