The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 13,
2020, there have been 16,748 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 633
positive, 16,115 negative and nine deaths.
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.
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.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour
(4), Berkeley (98), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (24), Fayette
(2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (5), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison
(28), Jackson (30), Jefferson (51), Kanawha (85), Lewis (2), Logan (8), Marion
(38), Marshall (6), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (5), Mingo
(1), Monongalia (81), Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (23), Pendleton
(1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (12), Raleigh (6), Randolph (4), Roane
(2), Summers (1), Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (19),
Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (19), Wyoming (1).
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 Kanawha
and Monongalia counties in this update.
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.
The number of laboratory
results received refers to the number of tests performed and completed, not the
number of residents tested as some individuals have had multiple samples taken
for COVID-19 tests.