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Known COVID-19 cases in West Virginia increase by 50 on Wednesday

A total of 50 new known cases of COVID-19 have been identified in West Virginia, the state Department of Health and Human Resources said in their daily update Wednesday.

“As of April 8, 2020, at 10 a.m., 12,545 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 462 positive, 12,083 negative and four deaths,” the DHHR said.

The 50 new positives come from a much smaller number of tests. After seeing more than 2,100 test results come in Tuesday, the batch on Wednesday totaled just 486 overall results — meaning more than 10 percent of those tested positive.

One of the new confirmations dates back to a test taken on March 22, according to DHHR data, but more than half the new positives come from samples collected within the last week.

Upshur County remains at just one positive. New cases Wednesday were reported in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Hampshire, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Wetzel and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (66), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (1), Cabell (12), Fayette (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (1), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (29), Jackson (19), Jefferson (38), Kanawha (69), Lewis (1), Logan (8), Marion (30), Marshall (5), Mason (6), McDowell (3), Mercer (6), Mineral (3), Monongalia (68), Morgan (4), Nicholas (2), Ohio (18), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (10), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Taylor (3), Tucker (3), Tyler (1), Upshur (1), Wetzel (3), Wirt (1), Wood (14), Wyoming (1).

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