The West Virginia
Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 17 new cases of
novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the
state, making the total positive case count 113. New cases were identified in Berkeley,
Greenbrier, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, and Monongalia counties.
DHHR is the official
reporting agency for COVID-19, and in turn provides official case numbers to
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers
are required to report test results to their local health departments, which
provide them to DHHR. Commercial/private labs are also required to report test
results to DHHR. However, the reporting of negative and pending tests to DHHR
has been inconsistent, contributing to the delay in official reporting.
As of March 28,
2020, at 6:00 p.m., 2,818 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 113
positive, 2,705 negative and 0 tests pending (at state lab).
breakdown of cases by county is 10 individuals from Berkeley County, two from
Greenbrier County, three from Hancock County, five from Harrison County, seven
from Jackson County, four from Jefferson County, 19 from Kanawha County, one
from Logan County, five from Marion County, four from Marshall County, three
from Mason County, two from Mercer County, 29 from Monongalia County, six from
Ohio County, one from Pleasants County, one from Preston County, three from
Putnam County, three from Raleigh County, two from Tucker County, one from
Upshur County, and two from Wood County.
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.
most up to date information, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov or http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed regarding case counts
and can be found here.