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DHHR reports slight increase in active COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 1,225 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 38 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (20), Barbour (8), Lewis (14), Randolph (10) and Webster (28) counties. In Upshur County, the number of active cases was unchanged in the last 24 hours.

Fourteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 76-year old male from Fayette County, a 38-year old male from Fayette County, a 41-year old male from Hancock County, a 69-year old male from Berkeley County, a 97-year old male from Lincoln County, a 63-year old male from Wood County, an 88-year old male from Jackson County, an 80-year old male from McDowell County, a 76-year old female from Raleigh County, a 69-year old male from Marion County, a 78-year old male from Berkeley County, an 87-year old female from Nicholas County, an 81-year old female from Monongalia County, and an 85-year old male from Berkeley County.

“Eleven of the 14 deaths reported in today’s dashboard report are a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate,” according to a press release. “These deaths ranged from December 2020 through July 2021. An additional two deaths will be included on Friday’s dashboard as part of the data reconciliation with the official death certificate once verification is complete.”

A total of 871,535 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 49% of the state.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of July 22, 2021, there have been 3,085,832 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 165,524 total cases and 2,934 deaths,” according to the press release.

The daily percent positive was 2.61%.

TOTAL CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,522), Berkeley (12,969), Boone (2,188), Braxton (1,035), Brooke (2,255), Cabell (8,997), Calhoun (399), Clay (544), Doddridge (648), Fayette (3,585), Gilmer (891), Grant (1,321), Greenbrier (2,916), Hampshire (1,935), Hancock (2,860), Hardy (1,588), Harrison (6,270), Jackson (2,280), Jefferson (4,824), Kanawha (15,586), Lewis (1,324), Lincoln (1,612), Logan (3,316), Marion (4,699), Marshall (3,562), Mason (2,092), McDowell (1,655), Mercer (5,238), Mineral (3,005), Mingo (2,795), Monongalia (9,452), Monroe (1,229), Morgan (1,256), Nicholas (1,935), Ohio (4,332), Pendleton (726), Pleasants (960), Pocahontas (682), Preston (2,972), Putnam (5,402), Raleigh (7,136), Randolph (2,872), Ritchie (768), Roane (669), Summers (868), Taylor (1,305), Tucker (549), Tyler (754), Upshur (2007), Wayne (3,204), Webster (587), Wetzel (1,403), Wirt (469), Wood (7,993), Wyoming (2,083).

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