CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 10 a.m., on April 18, the Mountain State is up to 785 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
DHHR officials say there have been 19,440 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 785 positive, 18,655 negative and 16 deaths.
Delays may be experienced with the reporting of cases and deaths from the local health department to the state health department. It’s not uncommon for the local level to report case numbers first and then officially report it to the state.
Confirmed cases by county include four in Barbour, 106 in Berkeley, two in Boone, one in Braxton, three in Brooke, 29 in Cabell, four in Fayette, one in Grant, three in Greenbrier, six in Hampshire, seven in Hancock, three in Hardy, 28 in Harrison, 43 in Jackson, 60 in Jefferson, 106 in Kanawha, two in Lewis, one in Lincoln, eight in Logan, 42 in Marion, eight in Marshall, 10 in Mason, six in McDowell, eight in Mercer, eight in Mineral, two in Mingo, 84 in Monongalia, two in Monroe, eight in Morgan, three in Nicholas, 23 in Ohio, two in Pendleton, one in Pleasants, seven in Preston, 14 in Putnam, seven in Raleigh, four in Randolph, two in Roane, one in Summers, five in Taylor, four in Tucker, three in Tyler, four in Upshur, 75 in Wayne, three in Wetzel, two in Wirt, 29 in Wood and one in Wyoming.
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. Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR.