The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 21 new cases of novel coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the
total positive case count 345.
of April 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 9,940 residents have been tested for COVID-19,
with 345 positive, 9,595 negative and three deaths.
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 (7),
Greenbrier (3), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (25), Jackson (16), Jefferson
(22), Kanawha (56), Lewis (1), Logan (6), Marion (17), Marshall (5), Mason (4),
Mercer (4), Mineral (2), Monongalia (53), Morgan (3), Ohio (15),
Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (4), Putnam (8), Raleigh (4), Randolph
(3), Roane (2), Taylor (1), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood
As 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 Ohio and Preston counties
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.