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Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia hit the lowest level since July 2020

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 872 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 220 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (9), Barbour (6), Lewis (7), Randolph (7) and Webster (1) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 10 active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Twenty-two additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 74-year old female from Fayette County, a 67-year old female from Mercer County, a 74-year old male from Putnam County, an 83-year old female from Wyoming County, a 75-year old male from Fayette County, a 39-year old male from Berkeley County, a 78-year old male from Logan County, a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, a 72-year old male from Fayette County, a 77-year old female from Fayette County, a 73-year old male from McDowell County, a 77-year old male from Logan County, an 87-year old female from Raleigh County, a 63-year old female from Berkeley County, a 76-year old female from Fayette County, a 69-year old female from McDowell County, a 73-year old male from Hampshire County, a 74-year old female from Cabell County, an 89-year old female from Raleigh County, a 91-year old male from Lewis County, an 80-year old male from Mason County, an 82-year old male from Marshall County, a 101-year old female from Raleigh County, and a 78-year old male from Harrison County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 16, 2022, there are currently 872 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 24 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,622 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 262 residents are hospitalized with the virus (61% unvaccinated, 39% vaccinated), with 72 currently in intensive care (65% unvaccinated, 35% vaccinated) and 44 on a ventilator (71% unvaccinated, 29% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 2.46%. 

A total of 965,861 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 417,389 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (6), Berkeley (38), Boone (7), Braxton (12), Brooke (19), Cabell (42), Calhoun (4), Clay (0), Doddridge (3), Fayette (29), Gilmer (3), Grant (3), Greenbrier (20), Hampshire (0), Hancock (8), Hardy (1), Harrison (33), Jackson (8), Jefferson (23), Kanawha (57), Lewis (7), Lincoln (6), Logan (14), Marion (41), Marshall (49), Mason (20), McDowell (23), Mercer (36), Mineral (7), Mingo (24), Monongalia (62), Monroe (5), Morgan (1), Nicholas (18), Ohio (13), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (3), Preston (22), Putnam (25), Raleigh (39), Randolph (7), Ritchie (5), Roane (7), Summers (11), Taylor (13), Tucker (8), Tyler (2), Upshur (9), Wayne (14), Webster (1), Wetzel (15), Wirt (0), Wood (26), Wyoming (18).

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