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Thursday update: 18 new cases, two additional deaths attributed to COVID-19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported two additional deaths and 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on April 23, 2020, there have been 29,116 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 981 positive, 28,135 negative and 31 deaths,” according to a press release.

The additional deaths confirmed by DHHR are an 85-year old male from Wayne County and a 71-year old male from Kanawha County.

The overall number of new test results remained high as the state tests all residents and employees at nursing homes — more than 25,000 people in all, according to Gov. Jim Justice. Thursday’s report included 2,155 test results, less than one percent of which were positive for COVID-19.

Lewis County confirmed its third case of the disease on Thursday, while Upshur County held steady at four, three of which have recovered.

New cases were reported Thursday in Berkeley, Cabell, Fayette, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Logan, Nicholas and Pendleton counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (127), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (38), Fayette (8), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (7), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (112), Jefferson (67), Kanawha (142), Lewis (3), Lincoln (1), Logan (11), Marion (44), Marshall (8), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (11), Mingo (2), Monongalia (89), Monroe (5), Morgan (7), Nicholas (5), Ohio (24), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Preston (12), Putnam (17), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (5), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (81), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (35), Wyoming (1).

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