Health Department: Fourth Randolph County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

The following was released by the Randolph-Elkins Health Department.

April 11, 2020
1:00 p.m.

The Randolph-Elkins Health Department (REHD) confirms a fourth case of COVID-19 in Randolph county.  “This Randolph County resident who was tested at Davis Medical Center works in Harrison County,” reports Bonnie Woodrum, Infectious Disease Nurse at REHD.  “The patient and all known at risk contacts have been notified and are self-quarantined in their homes.  The newly identified patient did report close contact with other confirmed cases.

All three of the previously reported Randolph County cases have recovered at home.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on April 11, 2020, there have been 15,452 residents tested for COVID-19, with 577 positive, 14,875 negative and five deaths.  These are considered official numbers reported to the state, which will in turn, be reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR.  Delays may be experienced with the reporting of cases from the local health department to the state health department. It’s not uncommon for the local level to report case numbers first and then officially report it to the state.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (89), Boone (1), Braxton (1), Brooke (3), Cabell (21), Fayette (2), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (4), Hancock (7), Hardy (2), Harrison (28), Jackson (23), Jefferson (46), Kanawha (82), Lewis (2), Logan (8), Marion (32), Marshall (6), Mason (7), McDowell (4), Mercer (8), Mineral (4), Monongalia (78), Monroe (1), Morgan (6), Nicholas (2), Ohio (21), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (6), Putnam (10), Raleigh (5), Randolph (4), Roane (2), Taylor (3), Tucker (3), Tyler (3), Upshur (3), Wayne (17), Wetzel (3), Wirt (2), Wood (18), Wyoming (1).

To date, 104 tests for COVID-29 have been done in Randolph County with results of  4 positives, 91 negative and 9 still pending.  “Randolph County may continue to have few  confirmed cases of COVID-19, or we may have our own outbreak” cautioned Woodrum. “The virus does not recognize borders and we must continue to take precautions.  Stay home as much as possible, use a face cover when you must go out, adhere to strict handwashing or sanitizing and stay at least 6 feet from others. It’s a good time to take walks or sit on the front porch or do yard work – but remember to check on your neighbors.  Hopefully, this disease will soon be contained, and we’ll be able to celebrate together.”

A dashboard is available at www.coronavirus.wv.gov with West Virginia-specific data, including new information on the health status of COVID-19 positive patients and other  information. A Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed regarding case counts and can be found here.

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