The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 5:00 p.m., on April 12, 2020, there have been 16,257 residents tested for
COVID-19, with 611 positive, 15,646 negative and eight deaths. The seventh COVID-19 associated death is a
25-year old male from Logan County, and the eighth is an 80-year old woman from
“We mourn with all families
suffering the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet
Secretary of DHHR.
These are considered official numbers
reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported
to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers
and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR.
Delays may be experienced with the
reporting of cases and deaths from the local health department to the state
health department. It’s not uncommon for the local level to report case numbers
first and then officially report it to the state.
CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (92), Boone
(1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (23), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier
(3), Hampshire (4), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (27),
Jefferson (49), Kanawha (86), Lewis (2), Logan (8), Marion (34), Marshall (6),
Mason (8), McDowell (5), Mercer (8), Mineral (4), Mingo (1), Monongalia (83),
Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (25), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1),
Preston (6), Putnam (11), Raleigh (5), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1),
Taylor (3), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (17), Wetzel (3), Wirt
(2), Wood (18), Wyoming (1).
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.
A dashboard is
available at www.coronavirus.wv.gov with
West Virginia-specific data, including new information
on the health status of COVID-19 positive patients and other information. A
Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed regarding case counts
and can be found here.