UPDATE: DHHR confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, bringing statewide total to 1,053

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UPDATE (4/26/20 5:30 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 in its evening report on Sunday, bringing the statewide total positive case count to 1,053.

The release from the DHHR stated that as of 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, a total of 39,184 residents have received laboratory results for COVID-19, with 1,053 testing positive, 38,131 testing negative and 34 positive cases resulting in deaths.

The release stated that the increase in number of lab reports on Sunday is due to the onboarding of electronic lab reporting from a large number of facilities and the receipt of historical negative lab results from those facilities.

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

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (131), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (4), Cabell (40), Fayette (9), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (8), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (127), Jefferson (71), Kanawha (153), Lewis (3), Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (101), Monroe (5), Morgan (9), Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Preston (13), Putnam (18), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (82), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (35), 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 Calhoun and Lewis counties in this report.

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 (4/26/20 10:15 a.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed an additional death and 19 new cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia in its morning report on Sunday, bringing the statewide total positive case count to 1,044.

The death, the 34th in the state, was an 88-year-old woman from Jackson County, officials said. “We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the family and our state,” said Bill Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

The report from the DHHR stated that as of 10:00 a.m., on Sunday, April 26, there have been 39,063 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,044 testing positive, and testing 38,019 negative. The increase in the number of lab reports today is due to the onboarding of electronic lab reporting from a large number of facilities and the receipt of historical negative lab results from those facilities, DHHR officials said.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (131), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (4), Cabell (38), Calhoun (1), Fayette (9), Gilmer (1), Grant (2), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (126), Jefferson (71), Kanawha (152), Lewis (4), Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (10), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (14), Mingo (2), Monongalia (99), Monroe (5), Morgan (9), Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Preston (13), Putnam (17), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (3), Summers (1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (82), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (35), Wyoming (1).

Clay, Doddridge, Pocahontas, Ritchie and Webster counties still do not have any positive cases reported to the DHHR.

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.

You can find additional data from the WV DHHR here and a set of FAQs on DHHR case counts here.

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