DHHR confirms 6th death, 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing statewide total to 591


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus in West Virginia on Saturday afternoon, bringing the statewide total positive case count to 591.

The DHHR is also reporting a sixth death in Wayne County, that of an 82-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.

These fourteen cases are the only newly confirmed cases since the DHHR’s previous report, which was released at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The release from the DHHR stated that as of Saturday, April 11, at 5 p.m., a total of 15,819 residents have been tested for COVID-19 with 591 testing positive, 15,228 testing negative and sixpositive cases resulting in deaths.

The release stated that these are considered to be the official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported to the CDC.

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 (91), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (22), *Fayette (2), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (4), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (23), Jefferson (48), Kanawha (83), Lewis (2), Logan (8), Marion (32), Marshall (6), Mason (8), McDowell (5), Mercer (8), Mineral (4), Monongalia (81), Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (21), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (11), Raleigh (5), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (3), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (17), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (18), 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 Fayette County in this report.

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