West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 5:00 p.m., on May 17, 2020, there have been 75,490 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,490 positive, 74,000 negative and 67 deaths.
Two additional deaths have been reported
from Fayette County; a 69-year old male and an 85-year old female. “We regret
to report two more deaths of West Virginians and wish their families our
sincere condolences,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
total positive cases from this morning’s 10:00 a.m. report was 1,492, but now
stands at 1,490. The reason for this change is the total positive cases dropped
by three cases and one was added, resulting in a net loss of two to the total
positive case count: Cabell County’s reported case count went down by one, as
did Kanawha County’s and Monongalia County’s, and Pocahontas County saw an increase
by one case. The reason for the reductions in the total may be attributed to individuals
being from out of state or a duplicate case reported earlier was determined by
a county health department.
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 (210), Boone
(9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (56), Calhoun (2), Clay (2), Fayette (38),
Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (12), Hancock (12), Hardy
(25), Harrison (35), Jackson (136), Jefferson (100), Kanawha (206), Lewis (5),
Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (24), Mason (15), McDowell (6),
Mercer (12), Mineral (28), Mingo (4), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan
(17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (38), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas
(9), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (10), Randolph (7), 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.