March 12, 2020 (8:00am) – As of March 11, 2020, West Virginia has tested 8 residents for COVID-19; 7 were negative and 1 is pending (at CDC). NO cases have been confirmed in West Virginia at this time.  Testing is being done in Ohio County and within our northern panhandle region.  Currently there are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio County.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2.The outbreak of COVID-19 originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. Since then, tens of thousands of confirmed cases have been reported, predominantly in China but in a rapidly growing number of countries worldwide.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, so information and recommendations may change. We will continue to learn more in the coming days and share new information as it is available. Click on the icons below for information by topic.

For additional information, please visit CDC’s Situation Summary, view States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC, or call DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.