West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 10:00 a.m., on April 27, 2020, there have been 43,039 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,063 positive, 41,976 negative and 36 deaths.
has confirmed the death of a 92-year old woman and a 76-year old woman both
from Jackson County. “Our sincere condolences are extended to these families
for their profound loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
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 (133), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (4), Cabell (41), Fayette
(10), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (8), Hardy
(3), Harrison (30), Jackson (127), Jefferson (72), Kanawha (155), Lewis (4),
Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (11), McDowell (6),
Mercer (9), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (102), Monroe (5), Morgan (9),
Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (1),
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), Wyoming (1).
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
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 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.