The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 11 new cases of novel coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the
total positive case count 124.
DHHR is the official
reporting agency for COVID-19, and in turn provides official case numbers to
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 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, contributing to the delay in official reporting.
As of March 29, 2020, 3,108 residents have been
tested for COVID-19, with 124 positive, 2,984 negative and one death.
state breakdown of cases by county is 10 individuals from Berkeley County, one
from Cabell County, two from Greenbrier County, three from Hancock County, seven
from Harrison County, eight from Jackson County, five from Jefferson County, 19
from Kanawha County, one from Logan County, five from Marion County, four from
Marshall County, three from Mason County, two from Mercer County, 30 from
Monongalia County, one from Morgan, seven from Ohio County, one from Pleasants
County, one from Preston County, three from Putnam County, four from Raleigh
County, two from Tucker County, one from Upshur County, one from Wetzel County,
one from Wirt County, and two from Wood County.
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.
most up to date information, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov or http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed regarding case counts
and can be found here.