West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 5:00 p.m., on April 27, 2020, there have been 43,227 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,077 positive, 42,150 negative and 37 deaths.
has confirmed the death of a 91-year old woman from Jackson County. “It
is with great sadness that we announce another life lost to this pandemic. Our
sympathies and thoughts go out to this family,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet
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 (139), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (40), Fayette
(10), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (7), Hardy
(3), Harrison (30), Jackson (127), Jefferson (75), Kanawha (156), Lewis (4),
Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (12), McDowell (6),
Mercer (9), Mineral (14), Mingo (2), Monongalia (102), Monroe (5), Morgan (9),
Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (1),
Preston (13), Putnam (21), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1),
Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (83), Wetzel (3), Wirt
(3), Wood (38), 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
tested. Such is the case of Brooke, Cabell,
and Hancock 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 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.