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Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drops under 10,000 for first time this year

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 9,056 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 1,644 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (189), Barbour (93), Lewis (49), Randolph (110) and Webster (33) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 11 active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Twenty-three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, an 85-year old female from Wayne County, a 64-year old female from Raleigh County, an 85-year old female from Berkeley County, a 56-year old male from Preston County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 69-year old female from Monongalia County, a 67-year old female from Clay County, an 86-year old male from Putnam County, a 77-year old female from Barbour County, a 78-year old female from Kanawha County, an 86-year old male from Hardy County, a 66-year old female from Lincoln County, an 81-year old male from Kanawha County, a 92-year old female from Cabell County, a 67-year old male from Harrison County, a 66-year old female from Ohio County, a 73-year old female from Wyoming County, a 77-year old female from Roane County, a 74-year old female from Logan County, an 83-year old female from Wyoming County, a 76-year old male from Summers County, and an 87-year old female from Nicholas County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 8, 2022, there are currently 9,056 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 23 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,900 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 944 residents are hospitalized with the virus (65% unvaccinated, 35% vaccinated), with 221 currently in intensive care (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated) and 111 on a ventilator (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 19.58%. 

A total of 954,673 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 388,212 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (93), Berkeley (263), Boone (94), Braxton (22), Brooke (25), Cabell (577), Calhoun (28), Clay (57), Doddridge (31), Fayette (444), Gilmer (33), Grant (42), Greenbrier (252), Hampshire (92), Hancock (35), Hardy (57), Harrison (379), Jackson (30), Jefferson (133), Kanawha (1,121), Lewis (49), Lincoln (144), Logan (216), Marion (276), Marshall (110), Mason (164), McDowell (141), Mercer (489), Mineral (116), Mingo (210), Monongalia (351), Monroe (115), Morgan (47), Nicholas (141), Ohio (108), Pendleton (24), Pleasants (10), Pocahontas (33), Preston (152), Putnam (295), Raleigh (543), Randolph (110), Ritchie (49), Roane (53), Summers (82), Taylor (109), Tucker (46), Tyler (39), Upshur (189), Wayne (260), Webster (33), Wetzel (72), Wirt (24), Wood (312), Wyoming (136).

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