Four new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in West Virginia

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in West Virginia, bringing the statewide total to 20.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

That brings the statewide total to 20.

The new cases were identified in Kanawha and Monongalia counties.

The DHHR says that as of March 23, 630 residents have been tested for the novel coronavirus, with 20 positive and 610 negative -- with no tests pending at the state lab.

Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango released the following statement about one of the cases:

"We can confirm that a second employee who worked in the Kanawha County Judicial Annex tested positive. The employee has self-quarantined and Dr. Sherri Young and the Kanawha Charleston Health Department have worked diligently to notify other employees who may have been in contact with this patient."

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