West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports
as of 5:00 p.m., on May 8, 2020, there have been 59,567 laboratory results
received for COVID-19, with 1,323 positive, 58,244 negative and 52 deaths.
DHHR has confirmed the death of an 82-year
old male from Berkeley County. “We are deeply saddened to report another
death of a West Virginian. We send our sympathies to this family," 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 (184), Boone
(8), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (48), Clay (2), Fayette (30), Gilmer (4),
Grant (3), Greenbrier (8), Hampshire (8), Hancock (12), Hardy (15), Harrison
(33), Jackson (136), Jefferson (87), Kanawha (180), Lewis (4), Lincoln (4),
Logan (13), Marion (46), Marshall (20), Mason (13), McDowell (6), Mercer (11),
Mineral (20), Mingo (2), Monongalia (111), Monroe (6), Morgan (16), Nicholas
(8), Ohio (35), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston
(14), Putnam (27), Raleigh (9), Randolph (5), Ritchie (1), Roane (8), Summers
(1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (5), Wayne (93), Wetzel (4), Wirt
(3), Wood (43), Wyoming (1).
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 Hardy, Harrison, and Morgan
counties in this report.
The dashboard at www.coronavirus.wv.gov contains West Virginia-specific data, including minority
data. 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.