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Coronavirus in West Virginia: Over half of the Mountain State’s COVID cases have recovered

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) Over 650 of Mountain State residents that tested positive for the coronavirus have recovered.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m., May 5, there have been 55,157 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,242 positive, 53,915 negative and 50 deaths. That’s an increase of four since the department’s 10 a.m. update. The reported Cumulative Positive Test Results currently stands at 2.25%.

According to the dashboard at coronavirus.wv.gov, 667, or almost 55% of cases have recovered.

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 – 6
  • Berkeley – 166
  • Boone – 6
  • Braxton – 2
  • Brooke – 3
  • Cabell – 44
  • Fayette – 20
  • Gilmer – 3
  • Grant – 3
  • Greenbrier – 7
  • Hampshire – 8
  • Hancock – 11
  • Hardy – 9
  • Harrison – 31
  • Jackson – 134
  • Jefferson – 83
  • Kanawha – 170
  • Lewis – 4
  • Lincoln – 2
  • Logan – 14
  • Marion – 46
  • Marshall – 19
  • Mason – 12
  • McDowell – 6
  • Mercer – 11
  • Mineral – 18
  • Mingo – 2
  • Monongalia – 108
  • Monroe – 6
  • Morgan – 14
  • Nicholas – 8
  • Ohio – 34
  • Pendleton – 5
  • Pleasants – 2
  • Pocahontas – 2
  • Preston – 13
  • Putnam – 27
  • Raleigh – 9
  • Randolph – 5
  • Ritchie – 1
  • Roane – 6
  • Summers – 1
  • Taylor – 9
  • Tucker – 4
  • Tyler – 3
  • Upshur – 5
  • Wayne – 91
  • Wetzel – 3
  • Wirt – 3
  • Wood – 42
  • Wyoming – 1

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