A second confirmed coronavirus infection in Jefferson County has been confirmed by the state health department. Statewide, seven positive cases have been identified: two in Jefferson, two in Tucker County, and one each in Jackson, Mercer and Monongalia counties.
No deaths have occurred from the virus in West Virginia. There have been 219 tested for an infection, and the 13 tests are not yet known.
On March 17, test results determined that James Vigil of Shepherdstown was the first person in West Virginia known to be infected by the coronavirus spreading across the world from China. Today, his wife Carolyn Vigil became the seventh person with a confirmed case of the virus, according to health officials and social media postings by the Vigils.
Time has published an account written by Carolyn Vigil of the couple’s ordeal with the virus and the response by health officials.