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Sixty new COVID-19 deaths reported as active cases in West Virginia again top 10,000 on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 10,213 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 309 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (145), Barbour (98), Lewis (131), Randolph (88) and Webster (64) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 29 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Sixty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR. New deaths include:

  • a 79-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 68-year old male from Randolph County,
  • a 43-year old female from Webster County,
  • a 37-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 69-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 52-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 65-year old male from Nicholas County,
  • an 88-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 72-year old male from McDowell County,
  • a 94-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 50-year old female from Mingo County,
  • an 81-year old male from Taylor County,
  • an 82-year old female from Putnam County,
  • a 90-year old female from Marion County,
  • an 80-year old male from Harrison County,
  • an 88-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 42-year old male from Mingo County,
  • a 64-year old female from Putnam County,
  • a 90-year old female from Putnam County,
  • a 59-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 70-year old female from Kanawha County,
  • a 96-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 79-year old male from Lincoln County,
  • a 50-year old male from Jackson County,
  • a 45-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 72-year old male from Brooke County,
  • an 81-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 51-year old male from Boone County,
  • a 92-year old male from Cabell County.

Deaths reported due to data reconciliation with the official death certificate include:

  • an 81-year old male from Upshur County,
  • a 61-year old male from Greenbrier County,
  • an 85-year old male from Wetzel County,
  • a 69-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 50-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 49-year old male from Logan County,
  • a 70-year old male from Wetzel County,
  • a 66-year old female from Preston County,
  • a 92-year old female from Pleasants County,
  • a 74-year old female from Boone County,
  • an 85-year old male from Boone County,
  • a 79-year old female from Wyoming County,
  • a 54-year old male from Boone County,
  • a 59-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 55-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 63-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 75-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 66-year old female from Mercer County,
  • an 87-year old male from Ohio County,
  • a 92-year old male from Gilmer County,
  • a 59-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 71-year old female from Pocahontas County,
  • an 87-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • an 83-year old male from Mason County,
  • a 77-year old female from Mercer County,
  • a 79-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 53-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • a 79-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 76-year old male from Wetzel County,
  • a 75-year old male from Monongalia County,
  • a 60-year old male from Mercer County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 15, 2021, there are currently 10,213 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 60 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,108 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 812 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 232 currently in intensive care (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated) and 170 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 7.92%.

A total of 899,919 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 50% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (98), Berkeley (687), Boone (152), Braxton (67), Brooke (73), Cabell (452), Calhoun (37), Clay (47), Doddridge (64), Fayette (213), Gilmer (32), Grant (84), Greenbrier (152), Hampshire (119), Hancock (170), Hardy (73), Harrison (709), Jackson (193), Jefferson (207), Kanawha (906), Lewis (131), Lincoln (146), Logan (143), Marion (495), Marshall (175), Mason (129), McDowell (140), Mercer (333), Mineral (188), Mingo (146), Monongalia (428), Monroe (56), Morgan (92), Nicholas (211), Ohio (191), Pendleton (26), Pleasants (28), Pocahontas (26), Preston (284), Putnam (329), Raleigh (396), Randolph (88), Ritchie (59), Roane (83), Summers (24), Taylor (102), Tucker (36), Tyler (35), Upshur (145), Wayne (199), Webster (64), Wetzel (80), Wirt (43), Wood (457), Wyoming (170).

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