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COVID-19 death toll in West Virginia crosses 4,700 on Thursday, DHHR says

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 6,934 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 472 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (125), Barbour (94), Lewis (65), Randolph (101) and Webster (74) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of two active cases in the last 24 hours.

Nineteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 73-year old female from Raleigh County, a 58-year old male from Nicholas County, a 74-year old female from Putnam County, a 63-year old male from Webster County, a 45-year old female from Kanawha County, a 62-year old male from Preston County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Preston County, a 77-year old female from Ohio County, an 86-year old female from Barbour County, a 56-year old male from Wirt County, a 77-year old female from Marion County, a 62-year old female from Putnam County, a 36-year old male from Marion County, a 54-year old male from Putnam County, an 80-year old female from Wood County, a 68-year old male from Mercer County, an 81-year old female from Wood County, and a 67-year old male from Jefferson County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 18, 2021, there are currently 6,934 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 19 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,717 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 7.75%.

A total of 912,460 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 (94), Berkeley (559), Boone (110), Braxton (53), Brooke (82), Cabell (258), Calhoun (48), Clay (36), Doddridge (14), Fayette (195), Gilmer (19), Grant (94), Greenbrier (88), Hampshire (111), Hancock (85), Hardy (80), Harrison (286), Jackson (85), Jefferson (215), Kanawha (482), Lewis (65), Lincoln (128), Logan (109), Marion (283), Marshall (137), Mason (93), McDowell (70), Mercer (286), Mineral (97), Mingo (121), Monongalia (256), Monroe (36), Morgan (61), Nicholas (165), Ohio (200), Pendleton (46), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (25), Preston (161), Putnam (292), Raleigh (256), Randolph (101), Ritchie (24), Roane (67), Summers (26), Taylor (76), Tucker (20), Tyler (18), Upshur (125), Wayne (103), Webster (74), Wetzel (77), Wirt (24), Wood (233), Wyoming (67).

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