Coronavirus in West Virginia: State’s positive test results drop below 2 %

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirms one new case of COVID-19 in the Mountain State since Sunday evening. The state’s cumulative percent positive test results rate continues to stay below 2%, this morning being recorded at 1.96%.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, the WV DHHR says the state has received 76,035 laboratory results for COVID-19, with 1,491 positive cases, 74,544 negative tests, 919 recoveries and 67 deaths.

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 the reporting of cases and deaths from the local health department to the state health department.

Counites with confirmed cases of COVID-19 include 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).

Gov. Justice will hold his daily press briefing at 12:30 PM today.

You can watch the press briefing on the 7News Facebook page or on WTRF.com.

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.

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.

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