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COVID-19 cases surge to record levels as omicron has yet to peak in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 21,417 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 4,675 since the last report. In total, more than 15,000 new cases were reported over the weekend.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (209), Barbour (125), Lewis (104), Randolph (347) and Webster (83) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 33 active cases over the weekend.

Thirty-six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 64-year old female from Ohio County, an 82-year old male from Berkeley County, a 96-year old male from Brooke County, a 50-year old female from Berkeley County, an 83-year old male from Wetzel County, a 79-year old male from Cabell County, a 78-year old male from Grant County, a 75-year old male from Ohio County, an 82-year old male from Monongalia County, a 65-year old male from Mineral County, a 66-year old male from Lewis County, an 84-year old female from Wetzel County, a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, an 87-year old male from Jackson County, a 71-year old female from Mineral County, a 79-year old female from Preston County, a 76-year old female from Putnam County, a 73-year old male from Lewis County, a 77-year old female from Raleigh County, a 72-year old female from Wood County, a 69-year old female from Raleigh County, a 71-year old female from Berkeley County, a 63-year old male from Berkeley County, a 65-year old male from Marion County, a 68-year old female from Ohio County, a 29-year old male from Pleasants County, a 55-year old male from Wood County, a 44-year old female from Kanawha County, a 57-year old male from Mineral County, a 72-year old male from Fayette County, a 64-year old female from Raleigh County, an 80-year old female from Ohio County, a 67-year old female from Cabell County, a 65-year old female from Marshall County, a 71-year old female from Wood County, and a 67-year old male from Raleigh County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 24, 2022, there are currently 21,417 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 36 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,645 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 978 residents are hospitalized with the virus (68% unvaccinated, 32% vaccinated), with 208 currently in intensive care (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated) and 116 on a ventilator (88% unvaccinated, 12% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 25.42%.

A total of 947,220 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 374,162 have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (125), Berkeley (1,029), Boone (385), Braxton (104), Brooke (155), Cabell (1,297), Calhoun (73), Clay (99), Doddridge (88), Fayette (788), Gilmer (88), Grant (136), Greenbrier (396), Hampshire (183), Hancock (190), Hardy (191), Harrison (721), Jackson (149), Jefferson (440), Kanawha (2,774), Lewis (104), Lincoln (234), Logan (494), Marion (642), Marshall (326), Mason (302), McDowell (215), Mercer (733), Mineral (273), Mingo (277), Monongalia (1,186), Monroe (257), Morgan (161), Nicholas (386), Ohio (388), Pendleton (84), Pleasants (62), Pocahontas (34), Preston (307), Putnam (902), Raleigh (1,163), Randolph (347), Ritchie (75), Roane (163), Summers (177), Taylor (177), Tucker (32), Tyler (122), Upshur (209), Wayne (514), Webster (83), Wetzel (187), Wirt (75), Wood (794), Wyoming (521).

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