Twelve new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) Twelve 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 51.

The new cases were identified in Jackson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Putnam and Raleigh counties.

The DHHR says a case that was originally identified as a Hancock County, West Virginia resident on Wednesday is instead a resident of Jefferson County, Ohio, which bumped both numbers back early Thursday morning.

The DHHR says that as of March 25, 1,083 residents have been tested for the novel coronavirus, with 51 positive and 1,031 negative -- with 19 tests pending at the state lab.

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