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Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia decline for fourth straight day Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 11,384 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 900 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (153), Barbour (79), Lewis (153), Randolph (83) and Webster (62) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease o four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 75-year old male from Pocahontas County, a 79-year old female from Raleigh County, a 52-year old female from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Berkeley County, and a 94-year old male from Cabell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 5, 2021, there are currently 11,348 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been five deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,774 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 913 residents are hospitalized with the virus (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated), with 271 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 184 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.95%.

A total of 888,095 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 50% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (79), Berkeley (737), Boone (180), Braxton (90), Brooke (81), Cabell (589), Calhoun (20), Clay (37), Doddridge (70), Fayette (305), Gilmer (40), Grant (109), Greenbrier (205), Hampshire (89), Hancock (174), Hardy (79), Harrison (679), Jackson (201), Jefferson (257), Kanawha (966), Lewis (153), Lincoln (133), Logan (235), Marion (538), Marshall (178), Mason (159), McDowell (190), Mercer (455), Mineral (190), Mingo (164), Monongalia (276), Monroe (49), Morgan (73), Nicholas (200), Ohio (141), Pendleton (19), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (25), Preston (317), Putnam (402), Raleigh (374), Randolph (83), Ritchie (88), Roane (140), Summers (55), Taylor (106), Tucker (39), Tyler (59), Upshur (153), Wayne (318), Webster (62), Wetzel (131), Wirt (42), Wood (639), Wyoming (132).

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