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Randolph, Lewis county residents among 21 new COVID-19 deaths reported in West Virginia on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 4,665 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 103 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (87), Barbour (85), Lewis (48), Randolph (35) and Webster (48) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of two active cases over the weekend.

Twenty-one additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 76-year old female from Mineral County, a 57-year old male from Wetzel County, a 78-year old female from Ohio County, an 85-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 86-year old female from Wood County, a 73-year old male from Randolph County, a 63-year old female from Lewis County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, a 69-year old female from Wood County, a 90-year old male from Raleigh County, a 50-year old male from Mingo County, an 81-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 71-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Raleigh County, a 75-year old female from Marion County, a 61-year old male from Jefferson County, an 85-year old female from Raleigh County, a 63-year old female from Putnam County, a 90-year old female from Kanawha County, an 85-year old male from Monongalia County, and a 56-year old female from Wood County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 21, 2022, there are currently 4,665 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 21 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,183 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 645 residents are hospitalized with the virus (63% unvaccinated, 37% vaccinated), with 152 currently in intensive care (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated) and 80 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.82%. 

A total of 959,776 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 407,840 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (85), Berkeley (148), Boone (56), Braxton (24), Brooke (33), Cabell (232), Calhoun (14), Clay (14), Doddridge (26), Fayette (163), Gilmer (12), Grant (44), Greenbrier (125), Hampshire (41), Hancock (20), Hardy (20), Harrison (266), Jackson (27), Jefferson (61), Kanawha (401), Lewis (48), Lincoln (90), Logan (104), Marion (186), Marshall (72), Mason (69), McDowell (125), Mercer (238), Mineral (54), Mingo (77), Monongalia (188), Monroe (65), Morgan (26), Nicholas (90), Ohio (40), Pendleton (27), Pleasants (13), Pocahontas (16), Preston (118), Putnam (164), Raleigh (213), Randolph (35), Ritchie (36), Roane (43), Summers (36), Taylor (83), Tucker (14), Tyler (14), Upshur (87), Wayne (103), Webster (48), Wetzel (28), Wirt (10), Wood (199), Wyoming (94).

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