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Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia top 7,000 for first time since October

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 7,275 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 341 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (127), Barbour (97), Lewis (78), Randolph (92) and Webster (76) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of two active cases in the last 24 hours.

Ten additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 78-year old male from Mineral County, an 87-year old male from Harrison County, an 85-year old female from Fayette County, a 53-year old female from Wood County, an 83-year old female from Harrison County, a 72-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Cabell County, an 81-year old male from Ohio County, a 69-year old female from McDowell County, and an 81-year old female from Greenbrier County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 19, 2021, there are currently 7,275 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 10 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,726 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 522 residents are hospitalized with the virus (74% unvaccinated, 26% vaccinated), with 169 currently in intensive care (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated) and 98 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.80%.

A total of 913,624 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 (97), Berkeley (597), Boone (121), Braxton (49), Brooke (96), Cabell (249), Calhoun (52), Clay (38), Doddridge (13), Fayette (215), Gilmer (21), Grant (92), Greenbrier (86), Hampshire (130), Hancock (94), Hardy (90), Harrison (314), Jackson (85), Jefferson (230), Kanawha (500), Lewis (78), Lincoln (118), Logan (124), Marion (294), Marshall (154), Mason (88), McDowell (74), Mercer (287), Mineral (101), Mingo (133), Monongalia (249), Monroe (36), Morgan (67), Nicholas (176), Ohio (206), Pendleton (56), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (29), Preston (164), Putnam (299), Raleigh (278), Randolph (92), Ritchie (21), Roane (69), Summers (28), Taylor (75), Tucker (21), Tyler (24), Upshur (127), Wayne (102), Webster (76), Wetzel (83), Wirt (25), Wood (265), Wyoming (69).

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