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Two Randolph County residents among 16 new COVID deaths reported in West Virginia on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 4,768 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 89 since the Thursday report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (89), Barbour (83), Lewis (61), Randolph (58) and Webster (30) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Sixteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 62-year old female from Kanawha County, an 89-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old female from Randolph County, an 83-year old male from Wood County, a 62-year old male from Randolph County, a 63-year old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year old female from Fayette County, a 71-year old female from Mingo County, a 55-year old male from Lincoln County, a 74-year old female from Raleigh County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, a 57-year old male from Ritchie County, a 90-year old male from Wood County, an 81-year old female from Mason County, a 65-year old male from Marion County, and a 92-year old female from Clay County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 18, 2022, there are currently 4,768 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 16 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,162 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 753 residents are hospitalized with the virus (64% unvaccinated, 36% vaccinated), with 193 currently in intensive care (77% unvaccinated, 23% vaccinated) and 112 on a ventilator (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 9.15%. 

A total of 958,567 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 405,143 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (83), Berkeley (170), Boone (71), Braxton (27), Brooke (31), Cabell (216), Calhoun (10), Clay (19), Doddridge (27), Fayette (159), Gilmer (23), Grant (21), Greenbrier (152), Hampshire (61), Hancock (28), Hardy (21), Harrison (273), Jackson (38), Jefferson (62), Kanawha (455), Lewis (61), Lincoln (74), Logan (124), Marion (206), Marshall (94), Mason (78), McDowell (113), Mercer (213), Mineral (60), Mingo (112), Monongalia (154), Monroe (53), Morgan (21), Nicholas (91), Ohio (40), Pendleton (17), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (18), Preston (91), Putnam (169), Raleigh (247), Randolph (58), Ritchie (28), Roane (42), Summers (29), Taylor (45), Tucker (23), Tyler (12), Upshur (89), Wayne (85), Webster (30), Wetzel (39), Wirt (9), Wood (177), Wyoming (104).

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