West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 5:00 p.m., on May 6, 2020, there have been 56,085 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,276 positive, 54,809 negative and 51 deaths.
has confirmed the death of an 83-year
old female from Berkeley County. “It is with a heavy heart that we share
the solemn news of another life lost to this pandemic. We extend our deepest sympathy
to the family,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
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). Delays may be
experienced with the reporting of cases and deaths from the local health
department to the state health department.
CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour
(6), Berkeley (171), Boone (6), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (47), Clay (1),
Fayette (27), Gilmer (3), Grant (3), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (8), Hancock
(11), Hardy (11), Harrison (32), Jackson (136), Jefferson (84), Kanawha (172),
Lewis (4), Lincoln (3), Logan (15), Marion (46), Marshall (20), Mason (12),
McDowell (6), Mercer (11), Mineral (20), Mingo (2), Monongalia (111), Monroe
(6), Morgan (14), Nicholas (8), Ohio (33), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2),
Pocahontas (2), Preston (14), Putnam (27), Raleigh (9), Randolph (5), Ritchie
(1), Roane (7), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (5),
Wayne (92), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (42), 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 Ohio and Taylor counties
in this report.
The dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov contains West Virginia-specific data and now includes
outbreak information for West Virginia’s nursing homes. A Frequently
Asked Questions document has been developed regarding case counts and can be
The number of laboratory results received refers
to the number of tests performed and completed, not the number of residents
tested as some individuals have had multiple samples taken for COVID-19 tests.