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Upshur County man among 13 new COVID-19 deaths announced Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 6,733 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 263 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (93), Barbour (61), Lewis (108), Randolph (98) and Webster (61) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of five active cases in the last 24 hours.

Thirteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 47-year old male from Logan County, a 52-year old male from Wayne County, an 87-year old male from Logan County, an 86-year old female from Calhoun County, a 99-year old female from Tucker County, a 79-year old female from Fayette County, a 47-year old female from Brooke County, a 60-year old female from Harrison County, a 65-year old male from Upshur County, a 60-year old male from Nicholas County, a 73-year old male from Marion County, a 73-year old female from Wetzel County, and an 85-year old male from Marshall County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 23, 2021, there are currently 6,733 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 13 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,770 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 528 residents are hospitalized with the virus (75% unvaccinated, 25% vaccinated), with 179 currently in intensive care (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated) and 101 on a ventilator (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.53%.

A total of 916,333 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 (61), Berkeley (532), Boone (102), Braxton (40), Brooke (87), Cabell (254), Calhoun (40), Clay (24), Doddridge (18), Fayette (227), Gilmer (12), Grant (66), Greenbrier (66), Hampshire (122), Hancock (116), Hardy (80), Harrison (266), Jackson (64), Jefferson (216), Kanawha (450), Lewis (108), Lincoln (70), Logan (105), Marion (235), Marshall (152), Mason (112), McDowell (86), Mercer (305), Mineral (95), Mingo (138), Monongalia (246), Monroe (37), Morgan (81), Nicholas (163), Ohio (189), Pendleton (60), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (19), Preston (159), Putnam (229), Raleigh (294), Randolph (98), Ritchie (27), Roane (45), Summers (33), Taylor (70), Tucker (18), Tyler (35), Upshur (93), Wayne (94), Webster (61), Wetzel (69), Wirt (24), Wood (276), Wyoming (48).

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