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Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 1,717 positive cases, 72 deaths as of 10 a.m. today; Cumulative positive test percentage, 2.05; daily positive test percentage, 3.32

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 Saturday, May 23.

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West Virginia Cases

Total Positive Cases – 1,717
Total Lab Results reported – 83,744; cumulative positive test percentage, 2.05; daily positive test percentage, 3.32
Total Deaths – 72

The number of new positive cases, after ?? (WV DHHR total number as of Saturday is actually lower than the 84,829 reported as of Friday) more tests, is up 101 from the 1,616 cases reported at 10 a.m. Friday.

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.


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