West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 5:00 p.m., on May 16, 2020, there have been 73,617 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,470 positive, 72,147 negative and 65 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the death
of an 89-year old male from Fayette County. “Deepest
sympathies are extended to the family for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch,
DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
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.
CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (7), Berkeley (207), Boone
(9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (56), Calhoun (1), Clay (2), Fayette (38),
Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (12), Hancock (12), Hardy
(25), Harrison (35), Jackson (136), Jefferson (98), Kanawha (206), Lewis (4),
Lincoln (5), Logan (14), Marion (47), Marshall (23), Mason (15), McDowell (6),
Mercer (12), Mineral (27), Mingo (4), Monongalia (115), Monroe (6), Morgan
(17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (38), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas
(4), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (10), Randolph (5), Ritchie (1), Roane
(9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96),
Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (47), Wyoming (2).
As case 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.
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.
As 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 offered free testing in medically
underserved counties on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Totals for the two-day testing:
872 individuals tested in Berkeley County; 748 in Jefferson County; 364 in
Mercer County; and 404 in Raleigh County.
Additional 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.