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Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia hit the lowest levels since last summer

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 1,582 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 327 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (34), Barbour (22), Lewis (10), Randolph (14) and Webster (32) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 10 active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Eighteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 72-year old male from Berkeley County, a 51-year old female from Lincoln County, an 82-year old male from Mineral County, a 95-year old male from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Clay County, a 78-year old male from Berkeley County, a 73-year old female from Cabell County, a 70-year old male from McDowell County, a 72-year old male from Jackson County, an 86-year old female from Mason County, a 79-year old male from Logan County, a 59-year old female from Kanawha County, a 56-year old female from Hancock County, a 61-year old female from Berkeley County, a 68-year old female from Berkeley County, a 70-year old female from Lincoln County, a 45-year old male from Morgan County, and an 83-year old male from Fayette County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 8, 2022, there are currently 1,582 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 18 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,470 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 397 residents are hospitalized with the virus (57% unvaccinated, 43% vaccinated), with 99 currently in intensive care (71% unvaccinated, 29% vaccinated) and 55 on a ventilator (67% unvaccinated, 33% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 5.47%. 

A total of 963,973 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 414,893 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (22), Berkeley (65), Boone (13), Braxton (16), Brooke (16), Cabell (61), Calhoun (9), Clay (20), Doddridge (1), Fayette (71), Gilmer (2), Grant (5), Greenbrier (48), Hampshire (7), Hancock (11), Hardy (8), Harrison (85), Jackson (15), Jefferson (18), Kanawha (120), Lewis (10), Lincoln (22), Logan (20), Marion (93), Marshall (47), Mason (18), McDowell (37), Mercer (80), Mineral (17), Mingo (29), Monongalia (70), Monroe (16), Morgan (4), Nicholas (39), Ohio (20), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (5), Pocahontas (15), Preston (47), Putnam (44), Raleigh (52), Randolph (14), Ritchie (10), Roane (5), Summers (12), Taylor (24), Tucker (15), Tyler (13), Upshur (34), Wayne (15), Webster (32), Wetzel (13), Wirt (6), Wood (54), Wyoming (33).

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