Number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 20; second Kanawha Judicial Annex employee tests positive

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced four confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of positive cases in West Virginia to 20.

The new cases were identified in Kanawha and Monongalia counties.

Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango confirmed to MetroNews a second county employee who worked at the Kanawha County Judicial Annex has a confirmed case.

Kanawha County maintenance workers sanitized the building on Sunday following the first confirmed case. Access to the building will be limited.

Salango added the employee has self-quarantined and the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is notifying other employees who may have been in contact with the person.

According to the department, 610 other tests have come back negative. No tests are pending at the state lab.





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