The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 15,280 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 2,155 since the last report.
In total, active cases have dropped by nearly 50 percent from the peak 29,744 cases reported Friday. It took about four weeks for active cases to increase by 15,000, and just four days to drop a comparable amount.
Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (268), Barbour (105), Lewis (173), Randolph (219) and Webster (79) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 57 active cases in the last 24 hours.
Twenty-six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 73-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old male from Cabell County, a 93-year old female from Jefferson County, a 43-year old male from Roane County, a 64-year old male from McDowell County, a 76-year old male from Wyoming County, a 61-year old male from Nicholas County, an 83-year old male from Monongalia County, a 58-year old male from Mingo County, a 66-year old male from Wirt County, a 78-year old female from Cabell County, an 82-year old male from Pleasants County, a 59-year old male from Wood County, a 75-year old female from Mingo County, a 74-year old male from Monongalia County, a 98-year old female from Morgan County, a 75-year old female from Cabell County, a 78-year old female from McDowell County, an 84-year old male from Raleigh County, a 74-year old male from McDowell County, a 57-year old female from Wirt County, a 47-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 58-year old female from Hardy County, a 74-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 69-year old female from Berkeley County, and an 81-year old female from Pocahontas County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 22, 2021, there are currently 15,280 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 26 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,467 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.
About 1,000 residents are hospitalized with the virus (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated), with 280 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 168 on a ventilator (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.45%.
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 (105), Berkeley (638), Boone (199), Braxton (194), Brooke (135), Cabell (987), Calhoun (70), Clay (70), Doddridge (55), Fayette (338), Gilmer (40), Grant (179), Greenbrier (268), Hampshire (203), Hancock (225), Hardy (160), Harrison (798), Jackson (229), Jefferson (354), Kanawha (1,095), Lewis (173), Lincoln (152), Logan (375), Marion (519), Marshall (303), Mason (189), McDowell (226), Mercer (617), Mineral (334), Mingo (326), Monongalia (399), Monroe (124), Morgan (116), Nicholas (241), Ohio (292), Pendleton (56), Pleasants (78), Pocahontas (41), Preston (347), Putnam (569), Raleigh (616), Randolph (219), Ritchie (132), Roane (101), Summers (107), Taylor (148), Tucker (58), Tyler (105), Upshur (268), Wayne (413), Webster (79), Wetzel (161), Wirt (50), Wood (734), Wyoming (270).