The West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 21,
2020, there have been 22,763 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 914
positive, 21,849 negative and 26 deaths.
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 and deaths 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.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour
(4), Berkeley (113), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (34), Fayette
(5), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (6), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison
(30), Jackson (101), Jefferson (63), Kanawha (134), Lewis (2), Lincoln (1),
Logan (8), Marion (43), Marshall (8), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (9),
Mineral (10), Mingo (2), Monongalia (91), Monroe (5), Morgan (8), Nicholas (4),
Ohio (23), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (2), Preston (10), Putnam (15),
Raleigh (7), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4),
Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (78), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (31), Wyoming (1).
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 information on
the health status of COVID-19 positive patients. A Frequently Asked
Questions document has been developed regarding case counts and can be found here.
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.