The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) reports as of 4:30 p.m., on April 16,
2020, there have been 18,306 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 739
positive, 17,567 negative and 13 deaths.
The 13th COVID-19
associated death is a 56-year old female from Berkeley County. “Our sincere
sympathy is extended to this family for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch,
Cabinet Secretary of DHHR.
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 (105), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (28), Fayette
(2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison
(29), Jackson (37), Jefferson (57), Kanawha (91), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1), Logan
(8), Marion (39), Marshall (7), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral
(7), Mingo (2), Monongalia (83), Monroe (2), Morgan (7), Nicholas (3), Ohio
(22), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (13), Raleigh (6),
Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur
(3), Wayne (72), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (27), 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.
A dashboard is available at www.coronavirus.wv.gov with
West Virginia-specific data, including information on
the health status of COVID-19 positive patients. 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.