18 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death reported Tuesday

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia increased by 18 to 1,095 on Tuesday and the state lost its 38th resident to the virus, a 50-year-old woman from Jefferson County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5 p.m. on April 28, 2020, there have been 41,526 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,095 positive, 40,431 negative and 38 deaths,” according to a press release.

The overall number of test results actually decreased on Tuesday as the DHHR found and removed duplicate data.

“The revised laboratory results number is an effort to remove duplicate reports received through the massive onboarding from hospitals/facilities over the last five days,” the press release states. “Many of the results that were sent by these hospitals had previously been reported by the reference labs and/or entered by hand before these entities were able to send electronically. Those duplicates have been removed from the totals.”

That change caused the cumulative positive rate – which needs to remain below 3 percent per the governor’s reopening plan – to increase to 2.64 percent.

About 51 percent of the West Virginia cases remain active, according DHHR data. Of the cases that are no longer active, 504 people have recovered and 38 have died, a mortality rate of about 7.5 percent.

New cases were reported Tuesday in Berkeley, Cabell, Fayette, Hancock, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Mineral, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Putnam, Wayne and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (141), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (3), Cabell (41), Fayette (12), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (8), Hardy (4), Harrison (30), Jackson (129), Jefferson (77), Kanawha (157), Lewis (4), Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (12), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (103), Monroe (5), Morgan (9), Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (2), Preston (13), Putnam (22), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (84), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (39), Wyoming (1).

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