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BREAKING: 27 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in WV Thursday; 2nd positive confirmed in Raleigh County

WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) -- The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 27 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. This brings the total positive case count to 76.

Of the 27 new cases, Raleigh County confirmed its second positive test.

New cases were also identified in Berkeley, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia, Upshur and Wood counties.

State breakdown of cases by county:

  • four individuals from Berkeley County,
  • four from Harrison County,
  • five from Jackson County,
  • four from Jefferson County,
  • 15 from Kanawha County,
  • one from Logan County,
  • two from Marion County,
  • three from Marshall County,
  • one from Mason County,
  • two from Mercer County,
  • 24 from Monongalia County,
  • one from Ohio County,
  • one from Preston County,
  • two from Putnam County,
  • two from Raleigh County,
  • two from Tucker County,
  • one from Upshur County,
  • and two from Wood County.

As of March 26, 1,855 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 76 positive, 1,779 negative and 43 tests pending (at state lab).

Stick with WVVA as we continue to monitor the progress of COVID-19 in our region.

Jade Burks

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