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Barbour County reports four new COVID deaths Thursday as cases fall statewide

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 3,336 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 238 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (64), Barbour (59), Lewis (34), Randolph (29) and Webster (29) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of five active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Thirty-eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 69-year old male from Putnam County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Calhoun County, a 73-year old female from Harrison County, a 77-year old male from Mercer County, a 77-year old male from Jackson County, a 53-year old male from Mercer County, a 67-year old male from Raleigh County, a 75-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 71-year old female from Lincoln County, an 89-year old female from Mercer County, a 90-year old female from Barbour County, an 83-year old male from Wetzel County, a 70-year old male from Summers County, a 67-year old female from Marion County, a 96-year old female from Barbour County, an 81-year old male from Preston County, a 69-year old male from Barbour County, an 80-year old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year old female from McDowell County, a 56-year old female from Hampshire County, an 83-year old female from Braxton County, a 61-year old female from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 74-year old male from Wayne County, a 63-year old male from Boone County, a 71-year old female from Preston County, a 66-year old male from Raleigh County, an 80-year old male from Barbour County, an 85-year old female from Marshall County, a 72-year old female from Nicholas County, a 71-year old male from Cabell County, a 30-year old male from Wayne County, a 62-year old male from Jefferson County, a 76-year old male from Putnam County, an 81-year old female from Raleigh County, an 85-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 90-year old male from Wetzel County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 24, 2022, there are currently 3,336 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 38 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,288 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 596 residents are hospitalized with the virus (62% unvaccinated, 38% vaccinated), with 135 currently in intensive care (77% unvaccinated, 23% vaccinated) and 78 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 6.82%. 

A total of 960,785 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 409,341 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (59), Berkeley (105), Boone (39), Braxton (36), Brooke (22), Cabell (173), Calhoun (24), Clay (19), Doddridge (17), Fayette (122), Gilmer (11), Grant (19), Greenbrier (77), Hampshire (41), Hancock (24), Hardy (11), Harrison (197), Jackson (28), Jefferson (59), Kanawha (247), Lewis (34), Lincoln (64), Logan (60), Marion (106), Marshall (83), Mason (59), McDowell (85), Mercer (161), Mineral (27), Mingo (55), Monongalia (135), Monroe (35), Morgan (10), Nicholas (62), Ohio (60), Pendleton (11), Pleasants (8), Pocahontas (12), Preston (71), Putnam (95), Raleigh (170), Randolph (29), Ritchie (26), Roane (33), Summers (23), Taylor (74), Tucker (3), Tyler (21), Upshur (64), Wayne (69), Webster (29), Wetzel (33), Wirt (4), Wood (135), Wyoming (60).

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