Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia climbs to 633 on Monday

For the second straight day, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported less than 500 new COVID-19 test results, likely reflecting a slowdown at the the testing labs over the holiday weekend.

Overall, the state reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 from 491 overall tests on Monday. While the number of confirmed cases has dropped in recent days, the percentage of people testing positive has actually increased due to the low number of tests.

At the peak, the DHHR reported more than 2,000 daily test results.

The DHHR also announced the ninth death in West Virginia related to COVID-19, a 69-year old male from Ohio County. 

“We offer our deepest sympathy to the individual’s family for their loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of DHHR.

The number of confirmed cases in Upshur County remained unchanged at three on Monday.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m., on April 13, 2020, there have been 16,748 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 633 positive, 16,115 negative and nine deaths,” the DHHR said in a press release.

New cases were reported in Berkeley, Cabell, Hampshire, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Mason, McDowell, Mineral, Putnam, Raleigh, Taylor, Wayne and Wood counties.

In his daily press conference, Gov. Jim Justice added Jackson County to the list of ‘hot spots’ that face heightened restrictions, bringing that list to 12 total counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (98), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (24), Fayette (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (5), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (30), Jefferson (51), Kanawha (85), Lewis (2), Logan (8), Marion (38), Marshall (6), Mason (10), McDowell (6), Mercer (8), Mineral (5), Mingo (1), Monongalia (81), Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (23), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (12), Raleigh (6), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Summers (1), Taylor (4), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (19), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (19), Wyoming (1).

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