UPDATE: DHHR confirms 54 new cases of COVID-19 in WV & state’s 10th death; most new cases from Wayne Co. nursing home

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UPDATE (4/14/20 5:15 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 54 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, as well as the state’s 10th coronavirus-related death in its evening update on Tuesday. Most of these new cases have come from an outbreak at a Wayne County nursing home.

According to the report from the DHHR, as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, a total of 17,224 residents have been tested for COVID-19 with 694 testing positive, 16,530 testing negative and 10 positive cases resulting in deaths.

The release stated that the state’s tenth coronavirus-associated death is a 62-year-old man from Marion County. “Our hearts go out to the families who have suffered a loss due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR.

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 report:

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (99), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (29), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (31), Jefferson (54), Kanawha (86), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), Marion (39), Marshall (7), *Mason (9), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (5), Mingo (1), Monongalia (82), Monroe (1), Morgan (6), 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 (60), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (22), 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 Mason and Ohio counties in this report, as well as Wayne County as some of the employees who tested positive from the Wayne Co. nursing home live out of state.


ORIGINAL (4/14/20 10:08 a.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has confirmed seven new cases of coronavirus in West Virginia, bringing the statewide total positive case count to 640.

These seven cases are the only new confirmed cases since Monday’s evening report.

The release from the DHHR stated that as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, a total of 17,038 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 640 testing positive, 16,398 testing negative and nine positive cases resulting in deaths.

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 report:

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (100), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (25), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (5), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (30), Jefferson (52), Kanawha (85), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan (8), Marion (38), Marshall (6), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (5), Mingo (1), Monongalia (81), Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (23), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (12), Raleigh (6), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (19), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (21), Wyoming (1).

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