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Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drops below 300 on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 263 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 40 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (2), Barbour (2), Lewis (3), Randolph (2) and Webster (0) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old female from Summers County, a 65-year old male from Kanawha County, a 78-year old male from Berkeley County, a 100-year old male from Grant County, a 91-year old female from Marion County, a 74-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 75-year old male from Mercer County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 5, 2022, there are currently 263 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been seven deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,716 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. The DHHR revised the death total on Tuesday after completing a secondary analysis of all the 2021 deaths.

About 141 residents are hospitalized with the virus (55% unvaccinated, 45% vaccinated), with 39 currently in intensive care (62% unvaccinated, 38% vaccinated) and 20 on a ventilator (50% unvaccinated, 50% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.97%. 

A total of 969,552 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 430,332 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (19), Boone (0), Braxton (0), Brooke (2), Cabell (20), Calhoun (1), Clay (1), Doddridge (0), Fayette (1), Gilmer (1), Grant (2), Greenbrier (3), Hampshire (3), Hancock (2), Hardy (1), Harrison (11), Jackson (2), Jefferson (13), Kanawha (12), Lewis (3), Lincoln (3), Logan (4), Marion (10), Marshall (1), Mason (2), McDowell (3), Mercer (19), Mineral (2), Mingo (3), Monongalia (28), Monroe (1), Morgan (5), Nicholas (4), Ohio (4), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (1), Preston (4), Putnam (20), Raleigh (6), Randolph (2), Ritchie (4), Roane (3), Summers (0), Taylor (3), Tucker (1), Tyler (2), Upshur (2), Wayne (5), Webster (0), Wetzel (3), Wirt (1), Wood (8), Wyoming (4).

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