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Upshur County reports three new COVID-19 deaths Thursday as statewide toll passes 4,400

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 7,532 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 52 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (89), Barbour (68), Lewis (57), Randolph (82) and Webster (49) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Sixty-three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 89-year old female from Upshur County, a 51-year old female from Lewis County, a 71-year old female from Mercer County, an 84-year old female from Tucker County, a 76-year old male from Mineral County, a 72-year old male from Mercer County, a 49-year old female from Wood County, a 50-year old male from Marshall County, an 80-year old male from Tucker County, an 88-year old female from Tucker County, a 69-year old female from Fayette County, a 66-year old female from Mercer County, a 60-year old female from Mercer County, a 51-year old male from Kanawha County, a 43-year old male from Marion County, a 74-year old female from Marshall County, a 59-year old female from Pendleton County, a 58-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 65-year old female from Morgan County.

Other new deaths reported Thursday as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate include a 52-year old male from Upshur County, a 59-year old female from Upshur County, a 77-year old female from Lewis County, a 69-year old male from Randolph County, a 90-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 77-year old male from Braxton County, a 54-year old male from Cabell County, a 57-year old male from Boone County, a 72-year old female from Preston County, a 74-year old male from Harrison County, an 80-year old female from Wetzel County, a 74-year old male from Gilmer County, a 70-year old male from Boone County, a 42-year old female from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Ohio County, a 36-year old male from Mercer County, a 54-year old male from Hampshire County, a 55-year old male from Harrison County, a 77-year old female from Kanawha County, a 49-year old male from Monroe County, an 85-year old female from Boone County, a 70-year old male from McDowell County, a 44-year old female from Braxton County, a 55-year old female from Ritchie County, a 74-year old male from McDowell County, a 42-year old female from Putnam County, an 81-year old female from Raleigh County, a 66-year old male from Wetzel County, a 54-year old female from Marion County, a 90-year old female from Marshall County, a 72-year old male from Tyler County, a 72-year old male from Mason County, an 86-year old female from Gilmer County, a 70-year old female from Nicholas County, a 74-year old female from Marshall County, a 75-year old female from Monongalia County, a 51-year old female from Raleigh County, a 57-year old female from Jackson County, an 82-year old male from Lincoln County, a 75-year old female from Boone County, a 70-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 50-year old male from Logan County, a 62-year old male from Marion County, and a 68-year old male from McDowell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 28, 2021, there are currently 7,532 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 63 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,409 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 605 residents are hospitalized with the virus (79% unvaccinated, 21% vaccinated), with 194 currently in intensive care (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated) and 115 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 6.11%.

A total of 915,071 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (68), Berkeley (530), Boone (172), Braxton (36), Brooke (68), Cabell (318), Calhoun (44), Clay (32), Doddridge (101), Fayette (137), Gilmer (24), Grant (76), Greenbrier (102), Hampshire (82), Hancock (127), Hardy (85), Harrison (347), Jackson (92), Jefferson (115), Kanawha (661), Lewis (57), Lincoln (122), Logan (101), Marion (322), Marshall (88), Mason (56), McDowell (71), Mercer (210), Mineral (98), Mingo (141), Monongalia (649), Monroe (22), Morgan (61), Nicholas (156), Ohio (104), Pendleton (17), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (19), Preston (190), Putnam (299), Raleigh (370), Randolph (82), Ritchie (21), Roane (73), Summers (49), Taylor (122), Tucker (29), Tyler (15), Upshur (89), Wayne (101), Webster (49), Wetzel (84), Wirt (15), Wood (286), Wyoming (129).

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