CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 21 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 145.
DHHR is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, and in turn, provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers are required to report test results to their local health departments, which provide them to DHHR. Commercial/private labs are also required to report test results to DHHR. However, the reporting of negative and pending tests to DHHR has been inconsistent, contributing to the delay in official reporting.
As of March 30, 2020, 3,827 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 145 positive, 3,682 negative and one death.
CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Berkeley (14), Cabell (1), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (3), Harrison (10), Jackson (8), Jefferson (6), Kanawha (23), Logan (2), Marion (5), Marshall (4), Mason (3), Mercer (2), Monongalia (31), Morgan (1), Ohio (9), Pleasants (1), Preston (2), Putnam (4), Raleigh (3), Randolph (1), Roane (2), Tucker (2), Upshur (1), Wetzel (1), Wirt (1), Wood (2).
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 Raleigh County in today’s report.
A Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed regarding case counts and can be found here.
As mentioned by Dr. Cathy Slemp at today’s media briefing, an in-depth analysis of the data collected from yesterday, March 29, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., can be found here. It’s important to note that these data will not match with the data listed above as they are pulled from different data sources and at different times of the day. We are working to reconcile the numbers to match going forward. This is being shared for informational purposes only.