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Active COVID-19 cases decline statewide and locally on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 8,002 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 426 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (70), Barbour (55), Lewis (69), Randolph (77) and Webster (45) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of five active cases in the last 24 hours.

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 72-year old female from Mercer County, an 82-year old female from Wood County, a 63-year old male from Fayette County, a 94-year old female from Mineral County, a 57-year old female from Harrison County, a 79-year old female from Logan County and a 78-year old female from Greenbrier County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 14, 2021, there are currently 8,002 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been seven deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,114 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 633 residents are hospitalized with the virus (82% unvaccinated, 18% vaccinated), with 201 currently in intensive care (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated) and 123 on a ventilator (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.29%.

A total of 908,046 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (55), Berkeley (895), Boone (92), Braxton (47), Brooke (89), Cabell (373), Calhoun (40), Clay (50), Doddridge (27), Fayette (252), Gilmer (7), Grant (103), Greenbrier (137), Hampshire (77), Hancock (121), Hardy (73), Harrison (310), Jackson (56), Jefferson (395), Kanawha (562), Lewis (69), Lincoln (89), Logan (121), Marion (249), Marshall (105), Mason (97), McDowell (83), Mercer (399), Mineral (112), Mingo (103), Monongalia (249), Monroe (68), Morgan (94), Nicholas (202), Ohio (212), Pendleton (20), Pleasants (28), Pocahontas (13), Preston (108), Putnam (278), Raleigh (403), Randolph (77), Ritchie (36), Roane (78), Summers (53), Taylor (113), Tucker (9), Tyler (22), Upshur (70), Wayne (162), Webster (45), Wetzel (48), Wirt (24), Wood (323), Wyoming (79).

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