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Number of active COVID-19 cases drops below 1,500 in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 1,436 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 146 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (29), Barbour (21), Lewis (8), Randolph (13) and Webster (25) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of five active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Eighteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 77-year old female from Marion County, a 63-year old female from Jefferson County, a 72-year old male from Marion County, a 74-year old female from Berkeley County, an 86-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old female from Fayette County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old female from Preston County, a 58-year old female from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Taylor County, a 64-year old female from Kanawha County, a 63-year old female from Cabell County, a 51-year old female from Monroe County, a 56-year old male from Kanawha County, a 68-year old female from Lewis County, a 60-year old male from Lewis County, an 86-year old male from Greenbrier County, and a 90-year old male from Webster County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 9, 2022, there are currently 1,436 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 18 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,488 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 368 residents are hospitalized with the virus (59% unvaccinated, 41% vaccinated), with 98 currently in intensive care (67% unvaccinated, 33% vaccinated) and 50 on a ventilator (66% unvaccinated, 34% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 3.23%. 

A total of 964,319 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 415,252 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (21), Berkeley (55), Boone (13), Braxton (15), Brooke (22), Cabell (70), Calhoun (10), Clay (16), Doddridge (1), Fayette (67), Gilmer (2), Grant (2), Greenbrier (43), Hampshire (6), Hancock (14), Hardy (8), Harrison (85), Jackson (12), Jefferson (22), Kanawha (101), Lewis (8), Lincoln (17), Logan (13), Marion (83), Marshall (59), Mason (18), McDowell (28), Mercer (64), Mineral (13), Mingo (19), Monongalia (69), Monroe (13), Morgan (5), Nicholas (36), Ohio (19), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (3), Pocahontas (7), Preston (42), Putnam (31), Raleigh (47), Randolph (13), Ritchie (7), Roane (5), Summers (12), Taylor (22), Tucker (5), Tyler (14), Upshur (29), Wayne (24), Webster (25), Wetzel (9), Wirt (6), Wood (44), Wyoming (38).

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