WV DHHR announces 27 new instances whole positive count rises to 76

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WV DHHR confirms second case of COVID-19 in West Virginia

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 / 10:12 PM EDT / Current: Mar 26, 2020 / 10:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Office of Wellness and Human Methods (DHHR) confirmed 27 new instances of COVID-19 have been officially noted to the condition, creating the complete positive scenario depend at 76.

According to a push launch from the DHHR, new instances ended up determined in Berkeley, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia, Raleigh, Upshur and Wood counties.

DHHR officers mentioned that the point out breakdown of situations by county are:

  • 4 persons from Berkeley County
  • 4 from Harrison County
  • Five from Jackson County
  • Four from Jefferson County
  • 15 from Kanawha County
  • One particular from Logan County
  • Two from Marion County
  • 3 from Marshall County
  • One from Mason County
  • Two from Mercer County
  • 24 from Monongalia County
  • A single from Ohio County
  • Just one from Preston County
  • Two from Putnam County
  • Two from Raleigh County
  • Two from Tucker County
  • One from Upshur County
  • Two from Wooden County

In accordance to the DHHR, adhering to surveillance from quite a few identified scenarios, the formal scenario depend improved for Ohio and Preston counties by one particular considerably less every single than at first reported as all those cases were being discovered to not be the county of residence of these persons.

As of March 26, 2020, at 9:30 p.m., The DHHR totals are that 1,855 residents have been examined for COVID-19, with 76 positive, 1,779 destructive and 43 exams pending at point out lab, according to the DHHR.

Considering the fact that COVID-19 is a new illness, DHHR officers described, it is freshly reportable to West Virginia’s public wellbeing process. Health-related providers are essential to report examination success to their neighborhood overall health departments, which give them to DHHR.

Officers with the DHHR discussed that industrial, or private labs are also required to report examination outcomes to the DHHR.  Nonetheless, the release said, the reporting of destructive and pending exams to DHHR has been inconsistent.

According to the DHHR, only the DHHR’s state lab has consistently documented all its unfavorable final results and pending assessments. Officers with the DHHR explained that it is working with its public and personal companions to make sure all necessary facts is properly noted.