West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 5:00 p.m., on May 18, 2020, there have been 77,760 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,502 positive, 76,258 negative and 68 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the death of an 86-year
old female from Kanawha County. “Please join with me as we grieve the loss of
another West Virginian,” said DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch.
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 (215), 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
(31), Harrison (35), Jackson (135), Jefferson (101), Kanawha (203), Lewis (5),
Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (25), Mason (15), McDowell (6),
Mercer (13), Mineral (29), Mingo (3), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan
(17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (37), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas
(8), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (12), 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 (3).
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 Jackson, Kanawha, Mingo,
and Ohio 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.