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Three Upshur County residents among 25 new COVID-19 deaths reported in West Virginia on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 305 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 42 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (2), Barbour (0), Lewis (1), Randolph (4) and Webster (0) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an unchanged number of active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Twenty-five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR, including 49-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Upshur County, an 81-year old male from Lincoln County, a 90-year old male from Pendleton County, and a 75-year old female from Pendleton County. 

Additional deaths reported as a result of continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are an 81-year old male from Nicholas County, an 82-year old male from Randolph County, a 60-year old female from Raleigh County, a 73-year old female from Taylor County, an 81-year old female from Nicholas County, a 98-year old female from Cabell County, a 60-year old male from Wyoming County, an 88-year old male from Fayette County, a 47-year old female from Barbour County, an 80-year old female from Jefferson County, a 75-year old male from Kanawha County, a 76-year old male from Upshur County, a 62-year old male from Mercer County, a 73-year old male from Boone County, a 79-year old female from McDowell County, an 84-year old female from Upshur County, a 76-year old female from Preston County, a 52-year old male from Pendleton County, a 77-year old male from Randolph County, and an 85-year old female from Monongalia County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 6, 2022, there are currently 305 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 25 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,741 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 135 residents are hospitalized with the virus (53% unvaccinated, 47% vaccinated), with 38 currently in intensive care (63% unvaccinated, 37% vaccinated) and 22 on a ventilator (55% unvaccinated, 45% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.77%. 

A total of 969,617 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 432,195 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (0), Berkeley (24), Boone (1), Braxton (0), Brooke (1), Cabell (26), Calhoun (2), Clay (1), Doddridge (0), Fayette (3), Gilmer (1), Grant (2), Greenbrier (7), Hampshire (2), Hancock (4), Hardy (1), Harrison (16), Jackson (3), Jefferson (14), Kanawha (18), Lewis (1), Lincoln (6), Logan (6), Marion (12), Marshall (2), Mason (3), McDowell (4), Mercer (15), Mineral (3), Mingo (3), Monongalia (33), Monroe (5), Morgan (2), Nicholas (3), Ohio (3), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (1), Preston (1), Putnam (22), Raleigh (9), Randolph (4), Ritchie (4), Roane (4), Summers (0), Taylor (4), Tucker (1), Tyler (1), Upshur (2), Wayne (4), Webster (0), Wetzel (1), Wirt (1), Wood (10), Wyoming (5).

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