UPDATE: DHHR confirms 16 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia & state’s 13th death

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UPDATE (4/16/20 4:50 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 16 new cases of coronavirus in West Virginia and the state’s 13th coronavirus-related death in its afternoon update on Thursday.

The release from the DHHR stated that as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, a total of 18,306 residents have been tested for COVID-19 with 739 testing positive, 17,567 testing negative and 13 positive cases resulting in deaths.

The release stated that these are considered the 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 West Virginia’s 13th coronavirus-associated death is a 56-year-old woman from Berkley County.

“Our sincere sympathy is extended to this family for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of 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 (105), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (28), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (29), Jackson (37), Jefferson (57), Kanawha (91), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), Marion (39), Marshall (7), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (7), Mingo (2), Monongalia (83), Monroe (2), Morgan (7), Nicholas (3), Ohio (22), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (13), Raleigh (6), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), *Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (72), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (27), Wyoming (1).

*Note – On Thursday afternoon, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department posted on its Facebook page that it has confirmed the county’s fifth case of COVID-19. This individual was not counted in the DHHR’s latest report, which would suggest that the statewide positive case count is 740.


ORIGINAL (4/16/20 10:30 a.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in West Virginia in its Thursday morning report, bringing the statewide total positive case count to 723.

The release from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 16, a total of 18,027 residents have been tested for COVID-19 with 723 testing positive, 17,304 testing negative and 12 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.

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

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (102), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (26), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (29), Jackson (34), Jefferson (57), Kanawha (91), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), Marion (39), Marshall (7), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (6), Mingo (1), Monongalia (83), Monroe (1), Morgan (7), Nicholas (3), Ohio (22), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (13), Raleigh (6), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (69), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (25), Wyoming (1).

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