China Outbreak

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January shows the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

CHARLESTON — Thirteen new cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in West Virginia.

That brings the total positive case count to 52, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). New cases were identified in Hancock, Jackson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Putnam and Raleigh counties.

The DHHR said the state breakdown of cases by county are two individuals from Berkeley County, one from Hancock County, three from Harrison County, three from Jefferson County, four from Jackson County, five from Kanawha County, one from Logan County, one from Marion County, two from Marshall County, two from Mercer County, 18 from Monongalia County, two from Ohio County, two from Preston County, two from Putnam County, one from Raleigh County, two from Tucker County and one from Wood County.

The DHHR said 1,083 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 52 positive, 1,031 negative and 19 tests pending.

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