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Two more Upshur County residents die from COVID-19, DHHR reports Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 1,909 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 179 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (42), Barbour (22), Lewis (8), Randolph (14) and Webster (40) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 14 active cases over the weekend.

Twelve additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 79-year old male from Taylor County, a 67-year old male from Upshur County, a 64-year old male from Raleigh County, a 71-year old male from Mineral County, a 45-year old male from Cabell County, a 64-year old female from Nicholas County, an 82-year old male from Hampshire County, an 89-year old male from Upshur County, a 74-year old female from Wood County, an 83-year old female from Preston County, a 79-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 68-year old male from Raleigh County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 7, 2022, there are currently 1,909 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 12 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,452 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 424 residents are hospitalized with the virus (60% unvaccinated, 40% vaccinated), with 107 currently in intensive care (75% unvaccinated, 25% vaccinated) and 57 on a ventilator (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 5.26%. 

A total of 963,577 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 414,059 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (22), Berkeley (82), Boone (16), Braxton (22), Brooke (26), Cabell (71), Calhoun (10), Clay (24), Doddridge (7), Fayette (80), Gilmer (2), Grant (4), Greenbrier (69), Hampshire (11), Hancock (9), Hardy (7), Harrison (105), Jackson (27), Jefferson (24), Kanawha (142), Lewis (8), Lincoln (29), Logan (32), Marion (114), Marshall (29), Mason (23), McDowell (41), Mercer (100), Mineral (15), Mingo (32), Monongalia (79), Monroe (26), Morgan (4), Nicholas (71), Ohio (20), Pendleton (6), Pleasants (7), Pocahontas (16), Preston (49), Putnam (47), Raleigh (61), Randolph (14), Ritchie (10), Roane (11), Summers (10), Taylor (36), Tucker (17), Tyler (11), Upshur (42), Wayne (18), Webster (40), Wetzel (19), Wirt (5), Wood (70), Wyoming (37).

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