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Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia decline Tuesday, 17 new deaths reported

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 17,435 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 4,055 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (325), Barbour (102), Lewis (192), Randolph (188) and Webster (72) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 125 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Seventeen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 84-year old female from Hancock County, a 70-year old female from Logan County, a 61-year old female from Roane County, an 80-year old female from Marion County, a 71-year old male from Marion County, an 86-year old female from Marion County, a 72-year old male from Brooke County, a 73-year old female from Monroe County, a 62-year old female from Raleigh County, a 59-year old female from Harrison County, an 88-year old female from Raleigh County, a 93-year old female from Marion County, a 73-year old male from Raleigh County, an 84-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old female from Kanawha County, an 87-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 52-year old female from Logan County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 21, 2021, there are currently 17,435 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 17 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,441 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

More than 955 residents are hospitalized with the virus (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated), with 292 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 164 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.99%.

A total of 935,803 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 52% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (102), Berkeley (717), Boone (250), Braxton (223), Brooke (150), Cabell (1,221), Calhoun (76), Clay (102), Doddridge (70), Fayette (457), Gilmer (41), Grant (205), Greenbrier (334), Hampshire (222), Hancock (260), Hardy (176), Harrison (847), Jackson (259), Jefferson (369), Kanawha (1,244), Lewis (192), Lincoln (166), Logan (418), Marion (587), Marshall (359), Mason (215), McDowell (261), Mercer (701), Mineral (360), Mingo (346), Monongalia (381), Monroe (164), Morgan (153), Nicholas (286), Ohio (327), Pendleton (69), Pleasants (90), Pocahontas (41), Preston (399), Putnam (655), Raleigh (737), Randolph (188), Ritchie (152), Roane (107), Summers (117), Taylor (168), Tucker (62), Tyler (111), Upshur (325), Wayne (480), Webster (72), Wetzel (193), Wirt (62), Wood (817), Wyoming (349).

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