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More than 4,000 West Virginians have now died from COVID-19

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced 50 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, setting a grim milestone — more than 4,000 West Virginia residents have now died from the virus.

“Every life lost to this pandemic is a tragedy, and we offer our sincere condolences to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary, in a press release. “Please schedule a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and those around you.”

The DHHR said 9,904 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 201 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (116), Barbour (88), Lewis (118), Randolph (83) and Webster (65) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decease of nine active cases in the last 24 hours.

The 50 new deaths include:

  • a 70-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 60-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 38-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 73-year old female from Randolph County,
  • a 74-year old male from Logan County,
  • a 40-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • a 77-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 74-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 71-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 48-year old female from Mineral County,
  • a 63-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • an 89-year old male from Roane County,
  • an 84-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 67-year old male from Wayne County,
  • a 79-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 53-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 57-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 60-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 91-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 41-year old female from Greenbrier County,
  • a 53-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 73-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 79-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 75-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 53-year old male from Mingo County,
  • a 66-year old male from Wood County,
  • an 85-year old male from Greenbrier County,
  • a 51-year old male from Pendleton County,
  • a 68-year old male from Pendleton County,
  • a 66-year old male from Mingo County,
  • a 63-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 68-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 72-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 64-year old female from Pleasants County,
  • a 41-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • an 84-year old female from Mingo County,
  • a 73-year old female from Mingo County,
  • a 51-year old male from Mineral County,
  • a 39-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 66-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 57-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 96-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 59-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 101-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • an 80-year old female from Jackson County,
  • a 43-year old female from Summers County,
  • a 43-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 94-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 25-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 79-year old female from Pleasants County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 14, 2021, there are currently 9,904 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 50 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,048 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 829 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 239 currently in intensive care (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated) and 175 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.99%.

A total of 898,630 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 (88), Berkeley (660), Boone (148), Braxton (62), Brooke (67), Cabell (464), Calhoun (37), Clay (43), Doddridge (63), Fayette (217), Gilmer (43), Grant (66), Greenbrier (142), Hampshire (145), Hancock (157), Hardy (73), Harrison (676), Jackson (221), Jefferson (202), Kanawha (848), Lewis (118), Lincoln (141), Logan (150), Marion (478), Marshall (182), Mason (120), McDowell (138), Mercer (329), Mineral (186), Mingo (152), Monongalia (328), Monroe (53), Morgan (93), Nicholas (191), Ohio (176), Pendleton (25), Pleasants (25), Pocahontas (32), Preston (280), Putnam (336), Raleigh (377), Randolph (83), Ritchie (65), Roane (83), Summers (21), Taylor (99), Tucker (28), Tyler (35), Upshur (116), Wayne (219), Webster (65), Wetzel (77), Wirt (45), Wood (474), Wyoming (162).

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