UPDATE: DHHR confirms 18 new COVID-19 cases in West Virginia in Wednesday evening report

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UPDATE (6/24/20 5:08 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in its evening report on Wednesday. This brings the new case total for the day to 36.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, there have been a total of 156,960 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,629 total cases and 92 of those cases resulting in deaths.

According to the DHHR’s website, there are currently 682 active cases and 1,855 recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the totals of confirmed and probable cases per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (15/0), Berkeley (422/18), Boone (19/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (10/1), Cabell (97/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (62/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (52/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (41/1), Harrison (52/1), Jackson (142/0), Jefferson (212/5), Kanawha (263/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), Marion (52/2), Marshall (38/1), Mason (16/0), McDowell (6/0), *Mercer (27/0), Mineral (52/2), Mingo (12/3), *Monongalia (145/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (8/0), Ohio (76/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (23/1), *Preston (52/12), Putnam (44/1), Raleigh (34/1), Randolph (154/0), Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (13/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (13/1), Wayne (107/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (57/4), Wyoming (7/0).

*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 Mercer, Monongalia and Preston counties in this report.

**Note 2 – On Tuesday evening, the Webster County Health Department confirmed the county’s first positive COVID-19 case. This case was not included in the statewide total in the DHHR’s Wednesday evening update.

Editor’s note: The numbers received from the West Virginia DHHR include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts need to be viewed as historical cases, rather than active cases.

Editor’s note 2: The total number of cases confirmed by the DHHR now includes probable cases, which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.


ORIGINAL (6/24/20 10:15 a.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the state in its morning report on Wednesday.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, there have been a total of 156,438 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,611 total cases and 92 of those cases resulting in deaths.

According to the DHHR’s website, there are currently 698 active cases and 1,821 recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the totals of confirmed and probable cases per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (15/0), Berkeley (420/18), Boone (19/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (6/1), Cabell (90/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (62/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (52/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (18/2), Hardy (41/1), Harrison (52/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (212/5), Kanawha (262/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), *Marion (52/2), Marshall (38/1), Mason (16/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (28/0), Mineral (52/2), Mingo (12/3), Monongalia (146/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (8/0), Ohio (74/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (23/1), Preston (52/13), Putnam (44/1), Raleigh (33/1), Randolph (154/0), *Ritchie (2/0), Roane (11/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (13/1), Tucker (6/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (12/1), Wayne (106/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (56/4), Wyoming (7/0).

*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 and Ritchie counties in this report.

**Note 2 – On Tuesday evening, the Webster County Health Department confirmed the county’s first positive COVID-19 case. This case was not included in the statewide total in the DHHR’s Wednesday morning update.

Editor’s note: The numbers received from the West Virginia DHHR include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts need to be viewed as historical cases, rather than active cases.

Editor’s note 2: The total number of cases confirmed by the DHHR now includes probable cases, which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.

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