West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 5:00 p.m., on April 29, 2020, there have been 42,784 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,109 positive, 41,675 negative and 40 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the death of an 80-year
old male from Kanawha County and a 95-year old female from Wayne County. “Each
tragic death reported is a solemn reminder of the seriousness of this disease. We
offer our sincere condolences to this family for their loss,” 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). Delays may be
experienced with the reporting of cases and deaths from the local health
department to the state health department.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour
(4), Berkeley (143), Boone (3), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (42), Fayette
(12), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (9), Hardy
(5), Harrison (30), Jackson (129), Jefferson (77), Kanawha (157), Lewis (4),
Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (12), McDowell (6),
Mercer (10), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (102), Monroe (5), Morgan (10),
Nicholas (6), Ohio (27), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2),
Preston (13), Putnam (25), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (6), Summers (1),
Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (85), Wetzel (3), Wirt
(3), Wood (39), 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.