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DHHR: West Virginia surpasses 4,600 COVID deaths on Thursday; cases in Upshur County up 60% in last week

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 6,484 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 369 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (157), Barbour (71), Lewis (63), Randolph (74) and Webster (54) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 21 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Eighteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 84-year old male from Kanawha County, a 73-year old male from Raleigh County, a 69-year old female from Berkeley County, a 71-year old male from Raleigh County, a 65-year old male from Nicholas County, a 59-year old male from Wetzel County, a 73-year old female from Monongalia County, a 33-year old male from Marion County, a 69-year old female from Taylor County, a 72-year old female from Harrison County, an 86-year old male from Kanawha County, a 66-year old female from Webster County, a 47-year old male from Marion County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, a 50-year old male from Cabell County, an 89-year old male from Randolph County, a 75-year old male from Roane County, and an 80-year old female from Cabell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 11, 2021, there are currently 6,484 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 18 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,610 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 530 residents are hospitalized with the virus (76% unvaccinated, 24% vaccinated), with 177 currently in intensive care (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated) and 81 on a ventilator (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 6.54%.

A total of 928,846 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 52% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (71), Berkeley (443), Boone (110), Braxton (52), Brooke (68), Cabell (291), Calhoun (29), Clay (24), Doddridge (9), Fayette (154), Gilmer (8), Grant (79), Greenbrier (98), Hampshire (126), Hancock (102), Hardy (99), Harrison (262), Jackson (87), Jefferson (153), Kanawha (504), Lewis (63), Lincoln (180), Logan (84), Marion (278), Marshall (89), Mason (67), McDowell (67), Mercer (274), Mineral (119), Mingo (72), Monongalia (262), Monroe (39), Morgan (36), Nicholas (182), Ohio (135), Pendleton (11), Pleasants (11), Pocahontas (12), Preston (150), Putnam (281), Raleigh (251), Randolph (74), Ritchie (19), Roane (91), Summers (26), Taylor (122), Tucker (19), Tyler (15), Upshur (157), Wayne (102), Webster (54), Wetzel (60), Wirt (9), Wood (221), Wyoming (83).

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