Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 1,509 positive cases, 68 deaths as of 10 a.m. today; After 2,266 more tests, cases up 18 since 10 a.m. on Monday

WV Press Update:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Monday, May 18.

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West Virginia Cases

Total Positive Cases – 1,509
Total Lab Results reported – 78,301; positive test percentage, 1.93%
Total Deaths – 68

The number of new positive cases, after 2,266 more tests, is up 18 from the 1,491 cases reported at 10 a.m. Monday.

See the graphics below for more information.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR. The data in the daily reports include all known positive cases but underreports the total number of individuals tested as not all laboratories are able to electronically submit negative test results.

Read more at https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

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