The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 8, 2020, there have
been 12,859 residents tested for COVID-19, with 483 positive, 12,376 negative and four
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 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.
*CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (73), Boone
(1), Braxton (1), Brooke (1), Cabell (13), Fayette (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire
(2), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (29), Jackson (19), Jefferson (40),
Kanawha (70), Lewis (1), Logan (8), **Marion (29), Marshall (5), Mason (6),
McDowell (3), Mercer (6), Mineral (3), Monongalia (73), Morgan (4), Nicholas
(2), Ohio (19), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (10),
Raleigh (5), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Taylor (5), Tucker (3), Tyler (1), Upshur
(2), Wetzel (3), Wirt (1), Wood (14), Wyoming (1).
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 Marion County in this
A 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.