UPDATE: DHHR confirms 6 new positive cases, 2 new coronavirus-related deaths in West Virginia

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UPDATE (4/20/20 5:15 p.m.)

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 and two new coronavirus-related deaths in its evening report on Monday.

The release from the DHHR stated that as of 5 p.m. on Monday, April 20, a total of 22,357 residents have been tested for COVID-19 with 908 testing positive, 21,449 testing negative and 26 positive cases resulting in deaths.

The release stated that these are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR.

DHHR officials said a 98-year-old woman from Wayne County and a 53-year-old man from Wood County are the newly reported deaths due to COVID-19.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are devastated by the loss of more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “The families of these residents are in our thoughts.”

Listed below are the confirmed cases of COVID-19 per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (113), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (34), Fayette (5), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (101), Jefferson (61), Kanawha (133), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), *Marion (43), Marshall (8), *Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (9), Mingo (2), *Monongalia (89), Monroe (5), Morgan (8), Nicholas (4), Ohio (23), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (2), Preston (10), Putnam (15), Raleigh (7), Randolph (4), Roane (3), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (78), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (31), Wyoming (1).

*Note – As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested.  Such is the case of Marion, Mason and Monongalia counties in this report.

Editor’s note: The numbers received from the West Virginia DHHR may include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts may need to be viewed as historical cases, rather than active cases. Due to the fluid nature of these counts, a detailed breakdown of recovered cases is not available at this time.


ORIGINAL (4/20/20 10:20 a.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia and 4 new coronavirus-related deaths in its morning report on Monday.

The release from the DHHR said that as of 10 a.m. on Monday, April 20, a total of 22,155 residents have been tested for COVID-19 with 902 testing positive, 21,253 testing negative and 24 positive cases resulting in deaths.

DHHR officials said the additional four COVID-19-related deaths include an 85-year-old woman from Monongalia County and a 78-year-old woman, a 79-year-old woman and a 95-year old woman, all from Jackson County.

“It is with great sadness that we announce more lives lost to this pandemic,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR. “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to these families.”

The release stated that these are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR.

Listed below are the confirmed cases of COVID-19 per county, according to the DHHR’s latest release:

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (111), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (34), Fayette (5), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (101), Jefferson (61), Kanawha (128), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), Marion (44), Marshall (8), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (8), Mingo (2), Monongalia (90), Monroe (5), Morgan (9), Nicholas (4), Ohio (22), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (2), Preston (10), Putnam (14), Raleigh (7), Randolph (4), Roane (3), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (78), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (31), Wyoming (1).

Editor’s note: The numbers received from the West Virginia DHHR may include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts may need to be viewed as historical cases, rather than active cases. Due to the fluid nature of these counts, a detailed breakdown of recovered cases is not available at this time.

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