WV DHHR confirms 315 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths on Tuesday

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 315 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths in its report on April 20.

The DHHR confirmed 260 new COVID-19 cases in its report on Monday. No additional deaths were reported.

The DHHR reports there have been 2,623,160 (+7,511) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 149,462 (+315) total cases and 2,789 (+4) total deaths.

The DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 71-year-old man from Raleigh County; an 88-year-old man from Raleigh County; a 72-year-old woman from Kanawha County; and a 61-year-old woman from Jackson County.

“Our hearts go out to these West Virginians and their families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR cabinet secretary. “Let’s continue taking every precaution we can to slow the spread of this disease.

According to the DHHR’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are currently 7,270 active cases and 139,403 recovered cases in the state.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,352), Berkeley (11,667), Boone (1,886), Braxton (872), Brooke (2,124), Cabell (8,631), Calhoun (271), Clay (459), Doddridge (551), Fayette (3,284), Gilmer (738), Grant (1,239), Greenbrier (2,628), Hampshire (1,716), Hancock (2,714), Hardy (1,443), Harrison (5,449), Jackson (1,921), Jefferson (4,361), Kanawha (14,145), Lewis (1,138), Lincoln (1,399), Logan (3,007), Marion (4,169), Marshall (3,287), Mason (1,937), McDowell (1,490), Mercer (4,580), Mineral (2,775), Mingo (2,434), Monongalia (8,964), Monroe (1,077), Morgan (1,090), Nicholas (1,519), Ohio (4,050), Pendleton (690), Pleasants (833), Pocahontas (647), Preston (2,814), Putnam (4,833), Raleigh (6,181), Randolph (2,497), Ritchie (663), Roane (581), Summers (769), Taylor (1,199), Tucker (523), Tyler (673), Upshur (1,824), Wayne (2,821), Webster (456), Wetzel (1,213), Wirt (381), Wood (7,580), Wyoming (1,917).

Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to the DHHR. As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that a person 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 in Grant and McDowell counties in this report.

Visit the dashboard for more information.

According to the dashboard, 683,395 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 513,848 people have been fully vaccinated.

Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents. Click here to view the testing site map and location list.

West Virginians may now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here

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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