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DHHR announces 70 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday as death toll nears 4,000 West Virginians

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 11,926 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 297 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (168), Barbour (65), Lewis (166), Randolph (108) and Webster (70) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Seventy additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR. New deaths reported today include:

  • an 81-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 62-year old male from Wirt County,
  • a 74-year old male from Mingo County,
  • an 88-year old female from Tucker County,
  • a 71-year old male from Mingo County,
  • an 82-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 69-year old male from Harrison County,
  • an 89-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 73-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 83-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 65-year old female from McDowell County,
  • a 91-year old male from Webster County,
  • a 66-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 61-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 70-year old female from Marshall County,
  • a 43-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 61-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • an 89-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 59-year old female from Mingo County,
  • a 74-year old female from Tucker County,
  • a 48-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 77-year old female from Randolph County,
  • a 79-year old male from Logan County,
  • a 61-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 51-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 92-year old female from Boone County,
  • a 65-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 47-year old male from Doddridge County,
  • a 74-year old male from Harrison County,
  • an 88-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 77-year old female from Webster County,
  • an 80-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • an 83-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 49-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • an 82-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • a 71-year old female from Mingo County,
  • a 51-year old male from Marshall County,
  • a 102-year old female from Jefferson County,
  • a 71-year old male from Lincoln County,
  • a 72-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 57-year old male from Boone County,
  • a 67-year old female from Logan County.

Additional deaths reported today as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate include:

  • a 72-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 77-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 72-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 73-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 93-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 68-year old male from Putnam County,
  • a 75-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • an 88-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • a 58-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 79-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • an 80-year old male from Upshur County,
  • a 62-year old male from Wyoming County,
  • a 68-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 94-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 74-year old male from Lincoln County,
  • a 54-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 78-year old male from Mingo County,
  • a 55-year old male from Wyoming County,
  • a 52-year old male from McDowell County,
  • a 62-year old female from Monongalia County,
  • a 71-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 53-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 92-year old male from Ohio County,
  • a 93-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • an 87-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 60-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 73-year old male from Pleasants County,
  • a 68-year old male from Preston County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 8, 2021, there are currently 11,926 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 70 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,936 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 870 residents are hospitalized with the virus (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated), with 255 currently in intensive care (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated) and 176 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 9.69%.

A total of 892,570 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 50% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (65), Berkeley (796), Boone (192), Braxton (81), Brooke (90), Cabell (605), Calhoun (25), Clay (44), Doddridge (97), Fayette (288), Gilmer (51), Grant (109), Greenbrier (184), Hampshire (97), Hancock (176), Hardy (96), Harrison (771), Jackson (217), Jefferson (258), Kanawha (1,073), Lewis (166), Lincoln (158), Logan (176), Marion (578), Marshall (198), Mason (179), McDowell (213), Mercer (428), Mineral (177), Mingo (151), Monongalia (286), Monroe (63), Morgan (94), Nicholas (198), Ohio (166), Pendleton (21), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (39), Preston (311), Putnam (445), Raleigh (394), Randolph (108), Ritchie (83), Roane (136), Summers (35), Taylor (101), Tucker (46), Tyler (59), Upshur (168), Wayne (322), Webster (70), Wetzel (140), Wirt (39), Wood (652), Wyoming (175).

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