The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 42 new cases of novel coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the
total positive case count 324.
of April 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 8,838 residents have been tested for COVID-19,
with 324 positive, 8,514 negative and three deaths. The third COVID-19-associated death in West
Virginia is a 76-year old male with underlying health conditions from
Monongalia County, associated with Sundale Long Term Care. To protect the
patient’s privacy, no additional details will be released.
DHHR is the official reporting agency for
COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are
required to report positive test results to DHHR. The data in the daily reports include all
known positive cases but underreports the total number of individuals tested as
not all laboratories are able to electronically submit negative test results.
CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (54), Cabell
(5), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (24), Jackson (14),
Jefferson (21), Kanawha (51), Logan (5), Marion (14), Marshall (5), Mason (4),
Mercer (3), Mineral (2), Monongalia (49), Morgan (3), Ohio (18), Pendleton
(1), Pleasants (1), Preston (5), Putnam (6), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane
(2), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (10).
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
A new dashboard is available at www.coronavirus.wv.gov with West
Virginia-specific data and other information. A Frequently Asked
Questions document has been developed regarding case counts and can be found here.