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Total cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia increases to 96 on Friday

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia increased to 96 on Friday, a jump of 20 new cases, according to state Department of Health and Human Resources.

In West Virginia, new cases were reported in Berkeley, Greenbrier, Hancock, Jackson, Kanawha, Marion, Mason, Ohio, Pleasants, Putnam and Raleigh counties, according to the DHHR.

Upshur County is still reporting just a single confirmed case of COVID-19. Citing HIPAA, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department has declined to release any information on that individual, including any public areas they may have accessed over the past 14 days.

“That person is self isolating and contacts have been notified and instructed,” according to Sue McKisic, nurse director at the health department.

The number of tests performed in West Virginia increased to 2,427 as of Friday, the DHHR said. That’s a jump of about 500 from Thursday.

“The state breakdown of cases by county is nine individuals from Berkeley County, one from Greenbrier County, one from Hancock County, four from Harrison County, six from Jackson County, four from Jefferson County, 17 from Kanawha County, one from Logan County, three from Marion County, three from Marshall County, three from Mason County, two from Mercer County, 23 from Monongalia County (see below), six from Ohio County, one from Pleasants County, one from Preston County, three from Putnam County, three from Raleigh County, two from Tucker County, one from Upshur County, and two from Wood County,” the DHHR said in a press release.

The state will also reclassify results as new information is learned, according to the release.

“As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested,” the DHHR noted. “Such is the case of Monongalia County this evening.”

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