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Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drop under 7,000 for the first time since mid-August

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 6,940 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 689 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (88), Barbour (57), Lewis (71), Randolph (91) and Webster (44) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 18 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 69-year old female from Nicholas County, an 89-year old female from Raleigh County, an 85-year old female from Monongalia County, a 47-year old male from Putnam County, a 56-year old male from Jackson County, a 61-year old male from Morgan County, an 82-year old female from Preston County, a 63-year old female from Jefferson County, a 73-year old male from Wood County, a 74-year old female from Fayette County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old male from Harrison County, a 77-year old male from Mineral County, a 59-year old male from Berkeley County, a 58-year old female from Kanawha County, a 51-year old male from Wood County, a 73-year old female from Calhoun County, a 58-year old female from Cabell County, a 58-year old male from Harrison County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, a 78-year old female from Braxton County, a 67-year old female from Jefferson County, an 85-year old male from Fayette County, and a 65-year old female from Marshall County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 1, 2021, there are currently 6,940 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 24 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,450 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 575 residents are hospitalized with the virus (74% unvaccinated, 26% vaccinated), with 181 currently in intensive care (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated) and 115 on a ventilator (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.84%.

A total of 919,708 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 (57), Berkeley (438), Boone (155), Braxton (37), Brooke (68), Cabell (257), Calhoun (43), Clay (38), Doddridge (50), Fayette (146), Gilmer (38), Grant (68), Greenbrier (108), Hampshire (85), Hancock (127), Hardy (75), Harrison (308), Jackson (84), Jefferson (110), Kanawha (664), Lewis (71), Lincoln (135), Logan (91), Marion (271), Marshall (90), Mason (44), McDowell (69), Mercer (239), Mineral (107), Mingo (104), Monongalia (513), Monroe (29), Morgan (42), Nicholas (164), Ohio (100), Pendleton (18), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (18), Preston (146), Putnam (303), Raleigh (298), Randolph (91), Ritchie (17), Roane (88), Summers (41), Taylor (126), Tucker (27), Tyler (11), Upshur (88), Wayne (88), Webster (44), Wetzel (65), Wirt (16), Wood (286), Wyoming (129).

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