The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 17 new cases of novel coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the
total positive case count 162.
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 31, 2020, 4,143 residents have
been tested for COVID-19, with 162 positive, 3,981 negative and one death.
CASES PER COUNTY: Berkeley (16), Cabell (1), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (3), Hardy
(1), Harrison (11), Jackson (9), Jefferson (8), Kanawha (31), Logan (2), Marion
(5), Marshall (4), Mason (3), Mercer (2), Monongalia (31), Morgan (1), Ohio (10),
Pleasants (1), Preston (3), Putnam (4), Raleigh (3), Randolph (1), Roane (2),
Tucker (2), Upshur (1), Wetzel (1), Wirt (1), Wood (2).
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.