West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 10:00 a.m., on April 28, 2020, there have been 40,489* laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,079 positive, 39,410 negative and 37 deaths.
*The revised laboratory results number is an
effort to remove duplicate reports received through the massive onboarding from
hospitals/facilities over the last five days. Many of the results that were
sent by these hospitals had previously been reported by the reference labs and/or
entered by hand before these entities were able to send electronically. Those
duplicates have been removed from the totals.
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 (39), Fayette
(11), 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 (22), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1),
Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (83), Wetzel (4), 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 Cabell
County 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.