The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia increased by 26 on Thursday, according to the latest information from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
That brings the total number of known cases in the state to 217.
Locally, Upshur County remained at one confirmed case, while Randolph County reported its second positive result.
New confirmed cases were reported Thursday in Berkeley, Cabell, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Pendleton, Randolph, Tucker and Wood counties.
“As of April 2, 2020, 5,493 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 217 positive, 5,276 negative and two deaths,” according to a press release from the DHHR.
That represents 913 new tests, the biggest single-day testing increase in West Virginia yet. But the overall number of tests is still low, with less than one-third of one percent (0.3%) of the population receiving a result in the roughly three weeks the state has been testing for COVID-19.
Counties with positive cases: Barbour (1), Berkeley (27), Cabell (3), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (5), Hardy (2), Harrison (17), Jackson (11), Jefferson (12), Kanawha (39), Logan (4), Marion (10), Marshall (4), Mason (3), Mercer (3), Monongalia (35), Morgan (1), Ohio (10), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (3), Putnam (5), Raleigh (3), Randolph (2), Roane (2), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (3).
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