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DHHR: Active COVID-19 cases in Upshur County surge by 50% on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 8,076 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 487 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (179), Barbour (105), Lewis (68), Randolph (121) and Webster (44) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 59 active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Twenty-six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 73-year old male from Raleigh County, a 98-year old female from Mason County, a 64-year old female from Marion County, a 69-year old male from Raleigh County, a 63-year old male from Nicholas County, a 94-year old male from Harrison County, a 60-year old female from Hardy County, an 82-year old male from Preston County, a 64-year old female from Fayette County, a 59-year old female from Mineral County, a 50-year old male from Lincoln County, an 81-year old male from Mercer County, a 60-year old male from Hardy County, a 79-year old female from Wood County, a 75-year old female from Raleigh County, an 82-year old female from Braxton County, a 90-year old female from Mingo County, a 66-year old male from Harrison County, a 51-year old female from Morgan County, a 67-year old male from Fayette County, a 68-year old female from Hancock County, a 92-year old female from Wood County, an 80-year old male from Marshall County, an 86-year old female from Monongalia County, an 88-year old male from Braxton County, and a 39-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 11, 2022, there are currently 8,076 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 26 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,992 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 905 residents are hospitalized with the virus (68% unvaccinated, 32% vaccinated), with 209 currently in intensive care (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated) and 110 on a ventilator (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.46%. 

A total of 956,018 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 400,607 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (105), Berkeley (272), Boone (111), Braxton (43), Brooke (46), Cabell (415), Calhoun (43), Clay (60), Doddridge (26), Fayette (268), Gilmer (25), Grant (50), Greenbrier (250), Hampshire (83), Hancock (58), Hardy (39), Harrison (361), Jackson (68), Jefferson (102), Kanawha (837), Lewis (68), Lincoln (126), Logan (174), Marion (259), Marshall (145), Mason (159), McDowell (166), Mercer (368), Mineral (104), Mingo (228), Monongalia (299), Monroe (92), Morgan (35), Nicholas (124), Ohio (149), Pendleton (20), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (49), Preston (167), Putnam (281), Raleigh (422), Randolph (121), Ritchie (35), Roane (52), Summers (76), Taylor (81), Tucker (35), Tyler (34), Upshur (179), Wayne (170), Webster (44), Wetzel (58), Wirt (25), Wood (303), Wyoming (150).

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