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West Virginia reports 28 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Sunday

One additional death and 28 new known cases of COVID-19 were identified in West Virginia on Sunday.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 5 p.m. on April 26, 2020, there have been 39,184 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,053 positive, 38,131 negative and 34 deaths,” the DHHR said in a press release Sunday evening.

The 34th death was an 88-year old female from Jackson County, the DHHR said.

According to the DHHR, the number of negative results Sunday was higher than normal because some testing facilities submitted historical results to the state over the weekend. Those labs had previously reported positive cases.

“The increase in the number of lab reports today is due to the onboarding of electronic lab reporting from a large number of facilities and the receipt of historical negative lab results from those facilities,” the DHHR said in the release.

The new data caused the over positive test rate to drop below 3 percent.

New cases were confirmed Sunday in Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Gilmer, Hancock, Jackson, Kanawha, Logan, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Preston, Putnam, Roane and Taylor counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (131), Boone (2), Braxton (2), Brooke (4), Cabell (40), Fayette (9), Gilmer (2), Grant (1), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (7), Hancock (8), Hardy (3), Harrison (30), Jackson (127), Jefferson (71), Kanawha (153), Lewis (3), Lincoln (1), Logan (12), Marion (45), Marshall (11), Mason (11), McDowell (6), Mercer (9), Mineral (15), Mingo (2), Monongalia (101), Monroe (5), Morgan (9), Nicholas (6), Ohio (26), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (2), Preston (13), Putnam (18), Raleigh (8), Randolph (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (6), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (4), Wayne (82), Wetzel (3), Wirt (3), Wood (35), Wyoming (1).

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