CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
West Virginia Cases
Total Positive Cases – 8,731
Total Lab Results reported – 365,551
Cumulative positive test percentage – 2.39
Total Deaths – 164
After 4,882 more tests, the number of new positive cases is up 99 cases from the 8,632 cases reported at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.
To see charts on active cases, recovered cases, hospitalization, county breakdowns and other data, visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
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.