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Coronavirus Update: West Virginia totals at 158,888 positive cases, 2,763 deaths, 703,100 people fully vaccinated

WV Press Report

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

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West Virginia Cases

Total Positive Cases – 158,888

Current Active Cases – 6,077

Total Lab Results reported – 2,845,385

Cumulative positive test percentage – 5.13

Daily Percent Positive – 7.52

Total Deaths – 2,763

People fully vaccinated: 703,100

After 3,258 more tests, the number of new positive cases is up 245 cases from the 158,643 total positive cases reported at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17.

To see charts on active cases, recovered cases, hospitalization, county breakdowns and other data, visit

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.

Please visit the dashboard located at for more information.

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