West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 10:00 a.m., on May 18, 2020, there have been 76,035 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,491 positive, 74,544 negative and 67 deaths.
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 (205), Lewis (5),
Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (24), Mason (15), McDowell (6),
Mercer (12), Mineral (29), Mingo (4), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan
(17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (38), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas
(8), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (11), Randolph (7), Ritchie (1), Roane
(9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96),
Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (48), 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. Such is the case of Kanawha and Pocahontas
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.