W.Va. COVID-19 | 21 new positive cases, 4 deaths
During a virtual press conference Monday, West Virginia's Gov. Jim Justice confirmed the state's fourth coronavirus-related death.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Monday confirmed 21 new cases of COVID-19.
The total positive case count is now 345.
The fourth person who died in the state was an elderly man from Harrison County, according to the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department. The agency said the man passed away while hospitalized at United Hospital Center. It reports he had underlying health conditions and was critically ill.
As of 10 a.m. Monday, 9,940 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 345 positive, 9,595 negative and four deaths, according to the state DHHR.
Gov. Justice also announced that an employee with Workforce West Virginia has tested positive for the virus.
The employee has been isolated at home, Gov. Justice says.
According to officials, Workforce West Virginia call centers have not been impacted by the positive case.
Barbour (2), Berkeley (54), Cabell (7), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (25), Jackson (16), Jefferson (22), Kanawha (56), Lewis (1), Logan (6), Marion (17), Marshall (5), Mason (4), Mercer (4), Mineral (2), Monongalia (53), Morgan (3), Ohio (15), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (4), Putnam (8), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Taylor (1), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (11).
According to the DHHR, 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. Such is the case of Ohio and Preston counties today.