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Active COVID cases in Upshur County surge by more than 50% over the holiday weekend

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 15,015 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 3,998 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (148), Barbour (61), Lewis (47), Randolph (178) and Webster (26) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 53 active cases since the last update.

Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old male from Cabell County, a 60-year old male from Jefferson County, a 72-year old female from Ritchie County, a 69-year old female from Cabell County, a 63-year old female from Jackson County, an 88-year old male from Fayette County, a 38-year old male from Mason County, a 78-year old female from Ohio County, an 88-year old female from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Cabell County, an 86-year old female from Kanawha County, a 71-year old male from Kanawha County, a 75-year old female from Raleigh County, a 57-year old male from Mingo County, an 87-year old male from Hardy County, an 84-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 73-year old male from Raleigh County, a 74-year old female from Lewis County, an 85-year old male from Hancock County, and an 83-year old male from Hancock County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 3, 2022, there are currently 15,015 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 20 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,356 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 721 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 189 currently in intensive care (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated) and 114 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 19.33%.

A total of 920,985 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (61), Berkeley (2,433), Boone (141), Braxton (115), Brooke (103), Cabell (810), Calhoun (25), Clay (43), Doddridge (24), Fayette (329), Gilmer (40), Grant (72), Greenbrier (295), Hampshire (160), Hancock (221), Hardy (159), Harrison (434), Jackson (130), Jefferson (1,042), Kanawha (1,277), Lewis (47), Lincoln (109), Logan (190), Marion (411), Marshall (243), Mason (147), McDowell (120), Mercer (436), Mineral (326), Mingo (167), Monongalia (870), Monroe (143), Morgan (215), Nicholas (190), Ohio (460), Pendleton (23), Pleasants (38), Pocahontas (41), Preston (231), Putnam (492), Raleigh (520), Randolph (178), Ritchie (44), Roane (80), Summers (78), Taylor (106), Tucker (8), Tyler (34), Upshur (148), Wayne (202), Webster (26), Wetzel (118), Wirt (20), Wood (457), Wyoming (183).

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