The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 13,980 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 2,187 since the last report.
Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (75), Barbour (63), Lewis (63), Randolph (190) and Webster (26) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of seven active cases in the last 24 hours.
Note that the DHHR now only counts cases from the past five days as active.
Twenty-nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 85-year old male from Kanawha County, a 65-year old female from Wayne County, a 58-year old male from Grant County, a 73-year old male from Mingo County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, a 61-year old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year old female from Raleigh County, a 50-year old male from Lewis County, an 88-year old female from Jefferson County, a 61-year old male from Morgan County, a 52-year old male from Marshall County, a 69-year old female from Brooke County, a 39-year old female from Mingo County, a 69-year old male from Cabell County, a 43-year old female from Ritchie County, a 97-year old male from Harrison County, a 58-year old male from Morgan County, a 73-year old female from Clay County, a 65-year old male from Raleigh County, a 74-year old male from Taylor County, a 55-year old male from Upshur County, a 79-year old male from Morgan County, a 77-year old male from Monongalia County, a 72-year old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year old female from Cabell County, a 68-year old male from Gilmer County, an 84-year old male from Wirt County, a 91-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 73-year old female from Clay County.
In Upshur County, a total of 75 people have died from the virus, according to the DHHR.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 7, 2022, there are currently 13,980 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 29 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,421 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.
About 762 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 199 currently in intensive care (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated) and 116 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 18.07%.
A total of 923,728 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 52% of the state.
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (63), Berkeley (1,950), Boone (135), Braxton (84), Brooke (181), Cabell (914), Calhoun (24), Clay (48), Doddridge (10), Fayette (305), Gilmer (18), Grant (108), Greenbrier (213), Hampshire (170), Hancock (213), Hardy (176), Harrison (440), Jackson (141), Jefferson (857), Kanawha (1,441), Lewis (63), Lincoln (126), Logan (182), Marion (382), Marshall (210), Mason (128), McDowell (82), Mercer (316), Mineral (223), Mingo (94), Monongalia (973), Monroe (70), Morgan (166), Nicholas (113), Ohio (396), Pendleton (29), Pleasants (47), Pocahontas (24), Preston (251), Putnam (482), Raleigh (500), Randolph (190), Ritchie (39), Roane (69), Summers (54), Taylor (118), Tucker (19), Tyler (28), Upshur (75), Wayne (194), Webster (26), Wetzel (89), Wirt (18), Wood (596), Wyoming (117).