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Upshur County reports new COVID-19 death as number of active cases statewide drops below 3,000

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 2,575 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 470 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (68), Barbour (41), Lewis (26), Randolph (16) and Webster (22) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 11 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-two additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 63-year old female from Marion County, a 43-year old male from Raleigh County, an 89-year old female from Ohio County, a 75-year old male from Roane County, a 62-year old male from Harrison County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, a 48-year old female from Fayette County, an 86-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, a 97-year old female from Kanawha County, a 59-year old female from Kanawha County, a 78-year old female from Hancock County, a 96-year old female from Raleigh County, a 67-year old male from Berkeley County, a 52-year old female from Berkeley County, a 33-year old male from Wood County, a 73-year old female from Fayette County, a 79-year old female from Hancock County, a 60-year old male from Upshur County, a 51-year old female from Randolph County, a 48-year old female from Putnam County, and an 81-year old female from Mingo County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 1, 2022, there are currently 2,575 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 22 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,339 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 530 residents are hospitalized with the virus (63% unvaccinated, 37% vaccinated), with 123 currently in intensive care (76% unvaccinated, 24% vaccinated) and 73 on a ventilator (82% unvaccinated, 18% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.30%.

A total of 962,044 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 411,338 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (41), Berkeley (96), Boone (24), Braxton (39), Brooke (16), Cabell (100), Calhoun (19), Clay (18), Doddridge (17), Fayette (98), Gilmer (5), Grant (9), Greenbrier (78), Hampshire (25), Hancock (16), Hardy (12), Harrison (163), Jackson (11), Jefferson (41), Kanawha (212), Lewis (26), Lincoln (23), Logan (54), Marion (114), Marshall (28), Mason (34), McDowell (61), Mercer (156), Mineral (31), Mingo (39), Monongalia (106), Monroe (23), Morgan (11), Nicholas (57), Ohio (31), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (12), Pocahontas (6), Preston (65), Putnam (74), Raleigh (135), Randolph (16), Ritchie (27), Roane (23), Summers (11), Taylor (42), Tucker (19), Tyler (7), Upshur (68), Wayne (44), Webster (22), Wetzel (23), Wirt (4), Wood (105), Wyoming (34).

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