POCAHONTAS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The two people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Pocahontas County last week have been released from isolation.
According to the Pocahontas County Health Department, the first positive case was travel-related and reported on April 27. The second positive case, a contact of the first confirmed case was reported on April 28.
On May 5, 2020, the two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 will be released from quarantine, having met the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources criteria for release from self-isolation at home.
In order to discontinue home isolation, these individuals met the following criteria:
– Their test results have come back negative, and their symptoms have resolved OR
– At least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND at least three days have passed since they recovered, which is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough or shortness of breath).
Individuals with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms may discontinue home isolation when at least seven days have passed since the date of their positive COVID-19 test and who have had no subsequent illness.