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DHHR confirms second positive coronavirus case in state

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has confirmed the second coronavirus case in the state.

Both are travel related.

The Mercer County resident is being treated at home.

To protect the patient’s privacy, no additional details will be released at this time, the DHHR said.

As of 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, the state, through its public health lab, has tested 148 residents for COVID-19, with 143 results coming back negative and 3 tests pending.

Now that COVID-19 testing is expanded and available through commercial laboratories and some hospitals, DHHR is only reporting those tests that have been processed through its state public health lab.

All positive results obtained by commercial laboratories are reportable to DHHR and are included in the positive case counts.

A toll-free hotline is now available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to address public and medical provider questions and concerns.

The number is 1-800-887-4304.

For the most up to date information, visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov.

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