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Total COVID cases in West Virginia since the pandemic began tops 300,000 mark

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 8,031 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 358 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (93), Barbour (58), Lewis (136), Randolph (93) and Webster (33) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of eight active cases over the weekend.

Twenty-eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 92-year old female from Calhoun County, a 46-year old male from Mingo County, an 81-year old female from Grant County, a 68-year old female from Wirt County, a 67-year old female from Nicholas County, an 89-year old female from Monongalia County, an 82-year old male from Mineral County, a 67-year old female from Hardy County, a 77-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Marion County, a 64-year old male from Mineral County, a 70-year old male from Wetzel County, a 75-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Putnam County, an 84-year old male from Hancock County, a 78-year old male from Wood County, a 90-year old female from Marion County, a 66-year old male from Brooke County, an 83-year old male from Grant County, a 71-year old male from Summers County, a 69-year old male from Wetzel County, a 61-year old male from Hampshire County, a 48-year old male from Mingo County, an 87-year old male from Mercer County, a 76-year old male from Fayette County, a 72-year old male from Marshall County, a 57-year old male from Braxton County, and a 56-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 6, 2021, there are currently 8,031 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 28 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,990 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 585 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 201 currently in intensive care (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated) and 103 on a ventilator (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.71%.

A total of 900,004 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 50% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (58), Berkeley (719), Boone (79), Braxton (51), Brooke (112), Cabell (333), Calhoun (32), Clay (35), Doddridge (19), Fayette (235), Gilmer (21), Grant (77), Greenbrier (100), Hampshire (98), Hancock (135), Hardy (66), Harrison (308), Jackson (90), Jefferson (352), Kanawha (575), Lewis (136), Lincoln (68), Logan (148), Marion (254), Marshall (123), Mason (98), McDowell (108), Mercer (380), Mineral (146), Mingo (143), Monongalia (300), Monroe (68), Morgan (119), Nicholas (201), Ohio (214), Pendleton (34), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (14), Preston (125), Putnam (223), Raleigh (334), Randolph (93), Ritchie (42), Roane (67), Summers (31), Taylor (84), Tucker (20), Tyler (30), Upshur (93), Wayne (145), Webster (33), Wetzel (94), Wirt (32), Wood (415), Wyoming (85).

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