Monday update: 21 new COVID-19 cases identified in West Virginia

After a spike in cases over the weekend, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said 21 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in West Virginia on Monday.

“As of April 6, 2020, at 10 a.m., 9,940 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 345 positive, 9,595 negative and three deaths,” according to a press release from the DHHR.

The dip was welcome after a total of 87 cases were reported on Saturday and Sunday. The new numbers include local cases in Lewis and Harrison counties.

New cases were reported Monday in Cabell, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Putnam, Taylor and Wood counties.

The number of test results reported also topped 1,000 for the third straight day, but testing can still take more than a week to be completed. Some of the new confirmations Monday date back to samples taken on March 25 — 12 days ago, according to the DHHR data.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (54), Cabell (7), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (25), Jackson (16), Jefferson (22), Kanawha (56), Lewis (1), Logan (6), Marion (17), Marshall (5), Mason (4), Mercer (4), Mineral (2), Monongalia (53), Morgan (3), Ohio (15), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (4), Putnam (8), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Taylor (1), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (11).

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