Coronavirus Updates

Number of Mountain State residents who have recovered from COVID-19 continues to climb

Coronavirus in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – With the state confirming only five new cases of the coronavirus today, the state’s cumulative percent positive test results rate remains at 1.93%.

As of 5 p.m., May 19, The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports there have been 78,611 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,514 positive, 77,097 negative and 68 deaths.

The number of West Virginians who have recovered from COVID-19 continues to climb. As of this afternoon, DHHR reports 922 Mountain State residents have beat the virus.

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 (223), Boone (9), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (55), Calhoun (2), Clay (2), Fayette (38), Gilmer (8), Grant (6), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (12), Hancock (12), Hardy (32), Harrison (36), Jackson (135), Jefferson (102), Kanawha (203), Lewis (5), Lincoln (5), Logan (15), Marion (48), Marshall (25), Mason (15), McDowell (6), Mercer (13), Mineral (29), Mingo (3), Monongalia (116), Monroe (6), Morgan (17), Nicholas (9), Ohio (37), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (8), Preston (15), Putnam (29), Raleigh (13), Randolph (8), Ritchie (1), Roane (9), Summers (1), Taylor (8), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (6), Wayne (96), Wetzel (7), Wirt (4), Wood (47), Wyoming (3).

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 Wood County in this report.

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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