The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 17,
2020, there have been 18,681 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 754
positive, 17,927 negative and 13 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 (105), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (28), Fayette
(3), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison
(28), Jackson (39), Jefferson (57), Kanawha (101), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1),
Logan (9), Marion (40), 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
(7), 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. Such is the case of Harrison
County in this report.
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.