The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 17,
2020, there have been 19,088 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 775
positive, 18,313 negative and 16 deaths.
three deaths are an 85-year old woman from Wood County and a 74-year old woman
and 91-year old woman, both from Wayne County. “As this pandemic continues, it doesn’t
get any easier to report the deaths of our residents. Our sincere condolences
are extended to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of
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.
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 (106), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (28), Fayette
(4), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison
(28), Jackson (40), Jefferson (60), Kanawha (104), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1),
Logan (8), Marion (42), Marshall (8), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8),
Mineral (8), Mingo (2), Monongalia (83), Monroe (2), Morgan (8), Nicholas (3),
Ohio (22), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (14), Raleigh
(7), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4), Tyler (3),
Upshur (4), Wayne (74), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (29), 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.