The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 10:00 a.m., on April 13, 2020, there have been 16,655 residents tested
for COVID-19, with 626 positive, 16,029 negative and nine deaths.
The ninth COVID-19 associated death
is a 69-year old male from Ohio County. “We offer our deepest sympathy to the individual’s
family for their loss,” 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 (97), Boone
(1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (22), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier
(3), Hampshire (4), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (29),
Jefferson (49), Kanawha (86), Lewis (2), Logan (8), Marion (38), Marshall (6),
Mason (9), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (5), Mingo (1), Monongalia (82),
Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (25), Pendleton (1), Pleasants
(1), Preston (6), Putnam (12), Raleigh (5), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers
(1), Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (18), 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. Such is the case of Cabell County in this
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.