West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 5:00 p.m., on May 15, 2020, there have been 71,682 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,447 positive, 70,235 negative and 64 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 76-year
old female from Wayne County and a 68-year
old male from Kanawha County. “I’m deeply saddened to report the loss of
two more West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We
send our sincere condolences to their families.”
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
(7), Berkeley (205), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (55), Clay (2),
Fayette (38), Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (12), Hancock
(12), Hardy (25), Harrison (34), Jackson (138), Jefferson (96), Kanawha (197),
Lewis (4), Lincoln (5), Logan (14), Marion (46), Marshall (23), Mason (15),
McDowell (6), Mercer (12), Mineral (26), Mingo (3), Monongalia (114), Monroe
(6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (38), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2),
Pocahontas (2), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (10), Randolph (5), Ritchie
(1), Roane (8), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6),
Wayne (96), Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (45), Wyoming (2).
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 Jefferson
and Kanawha counties in this report.
Please visit the dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more information. 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.
part of Gov. Jim Justice’s initiative to increase testing opportunities for
minorities and other vulnerable populations, the Governor’s Office, DHHR, the
Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and the WV National Guard are
offering free testing in medically underserved counties.
first round of testing was held today with 435 individuals tested in Berkeley
County; 367 in Jefferson County; 177 in Mercer County; and 195 in Raleigh
in those counties will continue tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the same locations.
testing will be held for Cabell, Kanawha, Marion, and Monongalia counties on
May 22 and 23, 2020, and Fayette, Kanawha and Mineral counties on May 29 and
30, 2020. Click here to learn more.