The West Virginia Department of Health and
Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5:00 p.m., on April 9, 2020, there have
been 13,863 residents tested for COVID-19, with 523 positive, 13,340 negative and five
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 (82), Boone
(1), Braxton (1), Brooke (2), Cabell (17), Fayette (1), Greenbrier (3),
Hampshire (2), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (29), Jackson (20), Jefferson
(45), Kanawha (73), Lewis (1), Logan (8), Marion (31), Marshall (5), Mason (7),
McDowell (4), Mercer (7), Mineral (3), Monongalia (76), Morgan (4), Nicholas
(2), Ohio (20), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (11),
Raleigh (5), Randolph (3), Roane (3), Taylor (3), Tucker (3), Tyler (2), Upshur
(2), Wayne (6), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (16), 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, including new information on the health status of
COVID-19 positive patients and other information. A Frequently Asked
Questions document has been developed regarding case counts and can be found here.