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Randolph, Barbour county residents among 22 new COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 6,462 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 262 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (127), Barbour (100), Lewis (49), Randolph (78) and Webster (56) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of one active case in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-two additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 69-year old male from Putnam County, a 49-year old male from Randolph County, a 92-year old male from Barbour County, a 52-year old male from Lincoln County, a 92-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 62-year old male from Hancock County, a 77-year old male from Kanawha County, a 63-year old male from Monongalia County, a 70-year old male from Brooke County, a 69-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Taylor County, a 70-year old female from Clay County, a 48-year old male from Harrison County, a 73-year old male from Marion County, a 64-year old male from Wood County, a 90-year old female from Raleigh County, a 34-year old female from Mason County, a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, a 94-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Summers County, a 68-year old female from Hampshire County, and a 73-year old male from Preston County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 17, 2021, there are currently 6,462 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 22 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,698 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 520 residents are hospitalized with the virus (73% unvaccinated, 27% vaccinated), with 168 currently in intensive care (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated) and 87 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 7.80%.

A total of 911,416 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 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (100), Berkeley (520), Boone (105), Braxton (45), Brooke (74), Cabell (244), Calhoun (34), Clay (26), Doddridge (15), Fayette (173), Gilmer (14), Grant (92), Greenbrier (88), Hampshire (114), Hancock (85), Hardy (81), Harrison (275), Jackson (80), Jefferson (197), Kanawha (462), Lewis (49), Lincoln (128), Logan (102), Marion (268), Marshall (120), Mason (81), McDowell (59), Mercer (255), Mineral (98), Mingo (115), Monongalia (253), Monroe (34), Morgan (55), Nicholas (145), Ohio (185), Pendleton (33), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (25), Preston (141), Putnam (266), Raleigh (238), Randolph (78), Ritchie (21), Roane (68), Summers (20), Taylor (85), Tucker (24), Tyler (16), Upshur (127), Wayne (97), Webster (56), Wetzel (69), Wirt (22), Wood (221), Wyoming (68).

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