The West Virginia
Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 27 new cases of
novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the
state, making the total positive case count at 76. New cases were identified in
Berkeley, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia,
Raleigh, Upshur and Wood counties.
The state breakdown of cases by county are four
individuals from Berkeley County, four from Harrison County, five from Jackson
County, four from Jefferson County, 15 from Kanawha County, one from Logan
County, two from Marion County, three from Marshall County, one from Mason
County, two from Mercer County, 24 from Monongalia County, one from Ohio
County, one from Preston County, two from Putnam County, two from Raleigh
County, two from Tucker County, one from Upshur County, and two from Wood
Following surveillance from several
identified cases, the official case count changed for Ohio and Preston counties
by one less as they were found to not be the county of residence of these
As of March 26, 2020, at 9:30 p.m., 1,855
residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 76 positive, 1,779 negative and 43
tests pending (at state lab).
Since COVID-19 is a new disease, it is newly
reportable to West Virginia’s public health system. Medical providers are
required to report test results to their local health departments, which
provide them to DHHR. Commercial (private) labs are also required to report
test results to DHHR. However, the
reporting of negative and pending tests to DHHR has been inconsistent. Only
DHHR’s state lab has consistently reported all its negative results and pending
tests. DHHR is working with its public and private partners to ensure all
required information is properly reported.
most up to date information, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov or http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.