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Upshur, Barbour, Lewis and Randolph counties report new COVID-19 deaths Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 8,934 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 158 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (94), Barbour (70), Lewis (79), Randolph (102) and Webster (28) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of eight active cases over the weekend.

Twenty-seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, a 67-year old female from Harrison County, a 69-year old male from Nicholas County, a 32-year old male from Braxton County, an 84-year old male from Ohio County, a 69-year old male from Jackson County, a 59-year old female from Wayne County, a 64-year old male from Barbour County, a 77-year old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year old male from Preston County, a 72-year old female from Randolph County, a 64-year old female from Jackson County, a 65-year old female from Raleigh County, a 68-year old female from Lewis County, a 73-year old female from Jackson County, a 59-year old female from Kanawha County, a 75-year old female from Wetzel County, a 60-year old female from Braxton County, a 62-year old male from Monongalia County, an 86-year old female from Marshall County, an 82-year old male from Taylor County, a 74-year old female from Wyoming County, a 67-year old male from Berkeley County, a 66-year old male from Monroe County, an 84-year old female from Nicholas County, a 59-year old female from Upshur County, and a 72-year old female from Mingo County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 20, 2021, there are currently 8,934 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 27 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,191 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 609 residents are hospitalized with the virus (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated), with 198 currently in intensive care (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated) and 117 on a ventilator (90% unvaccinated, 10% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.71%.

A total of 912,902 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (70), Berkeley (1,266), Boone (100), Braxton (59), Brooke (84), Cabell (332), Calhoun (43), Clay (71), Doddridge (41), Fayette (355), Gilmer (37), Grant (81), Greenbrier (185), Hampshire (68), Hancock (138), Hardy (82), Harrison (317), Jackson (77), Jefferson (502), Kanawha (603), Lewis (79), Lincoln (87), Logan (134), Marion (237), Marshall (97), Mason (112), McDowell (107), Mercer (442), Mineral (111), Mingo (87), Monongalia (252), Monroe (127), Morgan (175), Nicholas (223), Ohio (186), Pendleton (15), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (23), Preston (97), Putnam (265), Raleigh (476), Randolph (102), Ritchie (39), Roane (77), Summers (56), Taylor (81), Tucker (8), Tyler (13), Upshur (94), Wayne (143), Webster (28), Wetzel (34), Wirt (11), Wood (293), Wyoming (94).

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