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Twenty-five COVID-19 deaths reported in West Virginia on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 15,177 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 (260), Barbour (102), Lewis (197), Randolph (172) and Webster (77) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of eight active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 97-year old male from Harrison County, a 69-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 70-year old female from Wood County, a 92-year old female from Taylor County, a 57-year old male from McDowell County, a 68-year old male from Cabell County, a 53-year old male from Nicholas County, a 59-year old male from Marshall County, a 65-year old female from McDowell County, a 75-year old female from Mason County, an 89-year old male from Morgan County, a 62-year old male from Wayne County, a 67-year old male from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Harrison County, a 59-year old male from Jefferson County, a 79-year old male from Lincoln County, a 57-year old male from Marshall County, a 96-year old female from Monongalia County, a 53-year old male from Pleasants County, a 59-year old male from Taylor County, a 77-year old male from Marshall County, a 63-year old female from Wirt County, a 64-year old female from Mason County, an 86-year old female from Braxton County, and a 90-year old male from Cabell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 23, 2021, there are currently 15,177 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 25 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,492 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 1,000 residents are hospitalized with the virus (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated), with 280 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 168 on a ventilator (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.09%.

A total of 870,461 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 49% of the state. Note this is a decrease from the numbers reported previously, which state officials said Wednesday inadvertently counted several doses twice.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (102), Berkeley (688), Boone (201), Braxton (198), Brooke (131), Cabell (951), Calhoun (68), Clay (69), Doddridge (56), Fayette (328), Gilmer (40), Grant (152), Greenbrier (257), Hampshire (217), Hancock (227), Hardy (153), Harrison (798), Jackson (216), Jefferson (358), Kanawha (1,073), Lewis (197), Lincoln (144), Logan (344), Marion (498), Marshall (310), Mason (208), McDowell (220), Mercer (632), Mineral (307), Mingo (349), Monongalia (395), Monroe (115), Morgan (126), Nicholas (246), Ohio (272), Pendleton (53), Pleasants (80), Pocahontas (35), Preston (386), Putnam (556), Raleigh (672), Randolph (172), Ritchie (138), Roane (123), Summers (99), Taylor (137), Tucker (42), Tyler (109), Upshur (260), Wayne (412), Webster (77), Wetzel (151), Wirt (50), Wood (732), Wyoming (247).

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