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Active COVID-19 cases fall Tuesday as West Virginia tops 4,300 pandemic deaths

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 7,366 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 501since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (92), Barbour (63), Lewis (63), Randolph (84) and Webster (44) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, a 48-year old male from Cabell County, a 48-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Mineral County, a 64-year old female from Kanawha County, a 64-year old female from Lincoln County, a 57-year old female from Kanawha County, a 64-year old male from Kanawha County, a 69-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 83-year old female from Jefferson County.

Other new deaths reported as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate include a 62-year old male from Harrison County, a 90-year old male from Wayne County, a 43-year old female from Lewis County, a 32-year old female from Wayne County, an 87-year old female from Nicholas County, an 86-year old female from Raleigh County, a 64-year old male from Wyoming County, a 61-year old female from Monongalia County, an 82-year old male from Monongalia County, a 59-year old male from Wood County, a 46-year old male from Brooke County, a 58-year old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year old male from Cabell County, and a 60-year old female from Wetzel County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 26, 2021, there are currently 7,366 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 24 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,316 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 637 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 202 currently in intensive care (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated) and 126 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 7.01%.

A total of 912,439 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (63), Berkeley (554), Boone (154), Braxton (44), Brooke (57), Cabell (334), Calhoun (33), Clay (30), Doddridge (25), Fayette (150), Gilmer (17), Grant (61), Greenbrier (99), Hampshire (71), Hancock (123), Hardy (84), Harrison (365), Jackson (99), Jefferson (108), Kanawha (671), Lewis (63), Lincoln (108), Logan (102), Marion (313), Marshall (87), Mason (53), McDowell (66), Mercer (199), Mineral (103), Mingo (136), Monongalia (669), Monroe (20), Morgan (49), Nicholas (175), Ohio (102), Pendleton (16), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (20), Preston (171), Putnam (268), Raleigh (362), Randolph (84), Ritchie (24), Roane (63), Summers (39), Taylor (108), Tucker (22), Tyler (17), Upshur (92), Wayne (94), Webster (44), Wetzel (86), Wirt (18), Wood (313), Wyoming (121).

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