The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 50 new cases of novel coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the
total positive case count 462.
of April 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 12,545 residents
have been tested for COVID-19, with 462 positive, 12,083 negative and four
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. *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 (66), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (1), Cabell (12), Fayette (1),
Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (1), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (29), Jackson
(19), Jefferson (38), Kanawha (69), Lewis (1), Logan (8), Marion (30), Marshall
(5), Mason (6), McDowell (3), Mercer (6), Mineral (3), Monongalia (68), Morgan
(4), Nicholas (2), Ohio (18), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6),
Putnam (10), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Taylor (3), Tucker (3),
Tyler (1), Upshur (1), 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.
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.