West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
as of 10:00 a.m., on May 2, 2020, there have been 49,146 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,169 positive, 47,977 negative and 48 deaths.
has confirmed the death of a 70-year old male from Kanawha County. “Our sincere
condolences are extended to the family of this West Virginian,” said
Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.
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
(5), Berkeley (155), Boone (6), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (44), Fayette
(14), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (5), Hampshire (7), Hancock (10), Hardy
(6), Harrison (30), Jackson (130), Jefferson (79), Kanawha (165), Lewis (4),
Lincoln (2), Logan (13), Marion (46), Marshall (14), Mason (12), McDowell (6),
Mercer (10), Mineral (18), Mingo (2), Monongalia (102), Monroe (5), Morgan
(13), Nicholas (6), Ohio (30), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas
(2), Preston (13), Putnam (27), Raleigh (9), Randolph (4), Roane (7), Summers
(1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (90), Wetzel (3),
Wirt (3), Wood (40), Wyoming (1).
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
The dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov contains West Virginia-specific data and now includes outbreak information for West Virginia’s
nursing homes. 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.
Note: The 47th death reported
in the 5:00 p.m., May 1, 2020 report stated that a 97-year old male who died
was from Putnam County. The Kanawha Charleston Health Department has revised the
filing of that death report and is now reporting his county of residence as