Coronavirus in West Virginia: Death toll rises to 41; total of 1,118 COVID-19 cases confirmed

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting nine new COVID-19 cases and one additional death in the Mountain State.

As of 10:00 a.m., April 30, 2020, the WV DHHR says the state has received 44,541 laboratory results for COVID-19, with 1,118 positive cases, 43,423 negative tests, 545 recovered patients and 41 deaths.

The WV DHHR has confirmed the death of an 89-year old man from Jackson County. “Our heart goes out to this West Virginian and his family,” says Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

These are considered official numbers reported to the state, which the WV DHHR says will be reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Delays may be experienced with reporting cases and deaths from the local health department to the state health department.

Counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 include Barbour (4), Berkeley (145), Boone (3), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (42), Fayette (13), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (9), Hardy (5), Harrison (30), Jackson (130), Jefferson (77), Kanawha (160), Lewis (4), Lincoln (1), Logan (13), Marion (45), Marshall (12), Mason (12), McDowell (6), Mercer (10), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (102), Monroe (5), Morgan (10), Nicholas (6), Ohio (27), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (13), Putnam (25), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (6), Summers (1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (85), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (39), 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, according to the WV DHHR. 

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.

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