Six people at Morgantown nursing home test positive for COVID-19

West Virginia governor Jim Justice announced several new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in a radio interview Tuesday morning.

As of Monday night, the total number of confirmed cases in West Virginia stood at 20, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, whose website still lists that number as of Tuesday morning.

However, the actual total is higher after Harrison County announced two new confirmed cases late Monday night, then Justice revealed more cases in Monongalia County on Tuesday.

According to Justice, six people at the Sundale Nursing Home have tested positive for COVID-19. Officials at the facility said that includes four residents and two staff members.

In his press briefing Monday, Justice said the National Guard had been dispatched to the nursing home to test some of the residents and staff there. On Tuesday, the governor said an additional 40 residents and 18 staff would be tested.

The news of the additional confirmed COVID-19 cases came one day after Justice issued a stay-at-home order that goes into effect at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Read about that here.

The governor is scheduled to hold a press briefing at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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