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Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drops below 10,000 for first time since August

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 9,861 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 700 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (124), Barbour (68), Lewis (177), Randolph (83) and Webster (58) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 12 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Nineteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR. New deaths include an 80-year old male from Putnam County, a 52-year old male from Mingo County, an 81-year old female from Lewis County, a 66-year old male from Putnam County, a 72-year old male from Preston County, a 63-year old male from Randolph County, a 46-year old male from Preston County, and a 90-year old female from Preston County.

Previously unreported deaths found as result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate include a 79-year old female from Marion County, a 72-year old female from Hancock County, a 95-year old female from Cabell County, a 44-year old female from Cabell County, a 78-year old female from Wood County, a 65-year old male from Wyoming County, an 84-year old male from Brooke County, a 57-year old female from Wyoming County, a 59-year old male from Doddridge County, a 62-year old female from Fayette County, and a 77-year old male from Kanawha County

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 12, 2021, there are currently 9,861 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 19 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,995 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 826 residents are hospitalized with the virus (79% unvaccinated, 21% vaccinated), with 248 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 171 on a ventilator (90% unvaccinated, 10% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.11%.

A total of 896,240 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 (68), Berkeley (651), Boone (152), Braxton (63), Brooke (67), Cabell (462), Calhoun (25), Clay (37), Doddridge (93), Fayette (228), Gilmer (47), Grant (83), Greenbrier (148), Hampshire (123), Hancock (148), Hardy (68), Harrison (641), Jackson (203), Jefferson (190), Kanawha (852), Lewis (177), Lincoln (131), Logan (160), Marion (502), Marshall (170), Mason (127), McDowell (150), Mercer (328), Mineral (144), Mingo (127), Monongalia (341), Monroe (53), Morgan (91), Nicholas (167), Ohio (172), Pendleton (19), Pleasants (25), Pocahontas (33), Preston (308), Putnam (324), Raleigh (342), Randolph (83), Ritchie (73), Roane (89), Summers (23), Taylor (107), Tucker (30), Tyler (38), Upshur (124), Wayne (236), Webster (58), Wetzel (95), Wirt (38), Wood (483), Wyoming (144).

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