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West Virginia infant tests positive for the coronavirus

April 22nd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

An infant in West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus as the state's caseload continues to grow, officials said Wednesday.

At least 939 people have the virus after nearly 26,000 tests, state health officials said. Twenty-six people have died. Logan County Health Department Administrator Steve Browning said a 4-month-old girl who tested positive is being treated at home. He did not have details on her condition.

Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, has canceled schools for the rest of the year over concerns about the virus.

The governor, turning his attention to reopening the state's economy, has pushed to ease virus restrictions on hospitals if they can prove they have enough protective equipment and could handle an unexpected surge in cases. The move came as he and his administration said the state's testing capacity has been dramatically increased through a partnership with LabCorp, a major lab testing company.

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