The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 19,
2020, there have been 21,675 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 890
positive, 20,785 negative and 20 deaths.
The 19th death is a 69-year old
male from Hampshire County and the 20th death is an 80-year old male from Kanawha County. “Deepest sympathies are extended to the families for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
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.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour
(4), Berkeley (109), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (34), Fayette
(5), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison
(30), Jackson (100), Jefferson (60), Kanawha (127), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1),
Logan (8), Marion (42), Marshall (8), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (8),
Mineral (8), Mingo (2), Monongalia (87), Monroe (5), Morgan (8), Nicholas (4),
Ohio (22), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (1), Preston (10), Putnam (14),
Raleigh (7), Randolph (4), Roane (3), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4),
Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (78), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (31), 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.