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Number of active COVID cases in West Virginia drops below 500 for first time since May 2020

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 448 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 60 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (8), Barbour (2), Lewis (2), Randolph (6) and Webster (3) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 84-year old male from Raleigh County, a 55-year old female from Marion County, a 56-year old male from Upshur County, a 69-year old male from Putnam County, a 72-year old female from Kanawha County, a 90-year old female from Kanawha County, a 73-year old male from Harrison County, an 81-year old female from Wood County, an 81-year old male from Marshall County, a 77-year old female from Raleigh County, a 74-year old male from Randolph County, a 99-year old female from Kanawha County, a 42-year old female from Putnam County, a 78-year old female from Fayette County, a 66-year old male from Kanawha County, a 54-year old male from Monroe County, a 94-year old male from Tucker County, a 29-year old male from Berkeley County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 79-year old female from Tucker County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 23, 2022, there are currently 448 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 20 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,680 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 198 residents are hospitalized with the virus (61% unvaccinated, 39% vaccinated), with 60 currently in intensive care (62% unvaccinated, 38% vaccinated) and 35 on a ventilator (60% unvaccinated, 40% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.63%. 

A total of 967,286 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 420,164 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (25), Boone (3), Braxton (8), Brooke (5), Cabell (28), Calhoun (2), Clay (1), Doddridge (2), Fayette (4), Gilmer (0), Grant (5), Greenbrier (14), Hampshire (5), Hancock (4), Hardy (1), Harrison (18), Jackson (5), Jefferson (13), Kanawha (31), Lewis (2), Lincoln (5), Logan (5), Marion (18), Marshall (5), Mason (4), McDowell (13), Mercer (33), Mineral (2), Mingo (8), Monongalia (30), Monroe (0), Morgan (3), Nicholas (9), Ohio (7), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (1), Preston (12), Putnam (8), Raleigh (19), Randolph (6), Ritchie (5), Roane (3), Summers (7), Taylor (8), Tucker (5), Tyler (0), Upshur (8), Wayne (5), Webster (3), Wetzel (2), Wirt (0), Wood (24), Wyoming (9).

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