CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twenty-seven possible cases of the coronavirus have come back positive, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in West Virginia to 76 as of Thursday evening.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said new cases were identified in Berkeley, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia, Raleigh, Upshur and Wood counties.

Monongalia and Kanawha counties have the highest number of cases with 24 and 15 respectively.

The department also retracted cases from Ohio and Preston counties after learning individuals that tested positive were not residents of the counties.

More than 1,850 West Virginians have been tested. The results of 43 tests are still pending.