West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 5:00 p.m., on April 26, 2020, there have been 39,184 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,053 positive, 38,131 negative and 34 deaths. The
increase in the number of lab reports today is due to the onboarding of electronic
lab reporting from a large number of facilities and the receipt of historical
negative lab results from those facilities.
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 (131), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (4), Cabell (40), Fayette
(9), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (8), Hardy
(3), Harrison (30), Jackson (127), Jefferson (71), Kanawha (153), Lewis (3),
Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (11), McDowell (6),
Mercer (9), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (101), Monroe (5), Morgan (9),
Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Preston (13),
Putnam (18), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (6),
Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (82), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (35),
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
Calhoun and Lewis counties in this report.
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.