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Coronavirus in West Virginia: Number of recovered over 900

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports the number of Mountain State residents who have recovered from the coronavirus comes close to doubling the amount of current active cases.

As of 10 a.m., on May 17, 919 have recovered, compared to 473 active COVID-19 cases.

WV DHHR also reports 75,404 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,492 positive, 73,912 negative and 65 deaths.

The Cumulative Percent Positive Test Result dropped below 2% again Sunday morning, landing at 1.98%.

According to DHHR, 919 Mountain State residents have recovered from the coronavirus. This is

These are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Delays may be experienced with the reporting of cases and deaths from the local health department to the state health department.

State confirmed cases per county include: Barbour (7), Berkeley (210), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (57), 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 (207), Lewis (5), Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (24), Mason (15), McDowell (6), Mercer (12), Mineral (28), Mingo (4), Monongalia (117), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (38), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (8), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (10), Randolph (7), Ritchie (1), Roane (9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96), Wetzel (7), Wirt (3), Wood (47), Wyoming (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. 

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

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