Hardy County Tests Negative

Of the 241 people in Hardy County tested for the corona virus on Saturday, June 12, none were found to be positive. This according to Hardy County Health Department Administrator Bill Ours. “Of the 541 tested in Hardy, Grant and Hampshire counties, there was only one positive and that was in Hampshire County,” Ours said.

According to health department statistics, Hardy County has recorded only one positive case since June 7. From that day to Monday, June 22, the county remained at 40 cumulative positive tests. There is one probable case in the county.

As of Monday, June 22, Hardy County had two people hospitalized, three people quarantined at home and 36 recovered.

Ours is still cautious about large gatherings. “I hope we don’t see the Fourth of July cause problems for us,” he said.

He is also leery about folks going and returning from vacations.

“I know that people want to go on vacation,” he said. “But there are plenty of opportunities to visit places in West Virginia.”

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10:00 a.m., on June 22, 2020, there have been 151,113 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,552 total cases and 89 deaths.

In alignment with updated definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dashboard includes probable cases which are individuals that have symptoms and either serologic (antibody) or epidemiologic (e.g., a link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test. 

CASES PER COUNTY (Case confirmed by lab test/Probable case): Barbour (13/0), Berkeley (415/18), Boone (19/0), Braxton (3/0), Brooke (5/1), Cabell (81/3), Calhoun (2/0), Clay (10/0), Fayette (58/0), Gilmer (10/0), Grant (15/1), Greenbrier (51/0), Hampshire (40/0), Hancock (19/2), Hardy (41/1), Harrison (49/1), Jackson (141/0), Jefferson (211/5), Kanawha (260/8), Lewis (15/0), Lincoln (5/0), Logan (21/0), Marion (53/2), Marshall (36/1), Mason (15/0), McDowell (6/0), Mercer (22/0), Mineral (51/2), Mingo (11/3), Monongalia (140/14), Monroe (8/1), Morgan (19/1), Nicholas (7/0), Ohio (72/0), Pendleton (12/1), Pleasants (4/1), Pocahontas (23/1), Preston (48/15), Putnam (43/1), Raleigh (33/1), Randolph (150/0), Ritchie (3/0), Roane (12/0), Summers (1/0), Taylor (12/1), Tucker (5/0), Tyler (3/0), Upshur (11/1), Wayne (105/1), Wetzel (9/0), Wirt (4/0), Wood (52/4), Wyoming (7/0).

As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. Such is the case of Boone and Preston counties in this report.