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Upshur County woman among 29 new COVID deaths reported in West Virginia on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 354 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 22 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (6), Barbour (2), Lewis (5), Randolph (7) and Webster (6) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an unchanged number of active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Twenty-nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR, including a 70-year old female from Fayette County, a 57-year old male from Kanawha County, an 85-year old female from Wood County, a 78-year old female from Upshur County, a 74-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 64-year old male from Wyoming County.

Included in the total deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are an 86-year old male from Lincoln County, an 84-year old female from Barbour County, a 72-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 51-year old male from Wood County, a 69-year old male from Kanawha County, an 85-year old female from Jefferson County, a 63-year old female from Barbour County, an 84-year old male from Gilmer County, an 84-year old male from Monroe County, an 87-year old male from Mingo County, an 83-year old female from Taylor County, a 95-year old male from Raleigh County, a 79-year old female from Boone County, an 85-year old female from Logan County, a 76-year old female from Pleasants County, a 90-year old male from Hancock County, an 84-year old male from Pendleton County, a 37-year old male from Wood County, a 51-year old female from Raleigh County, an 85-year old female from Hancock County, a 97-year old female from Fayette County, a 66-year old female from Monongalia County, and an 84-year old male from Raleigh County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 30, 2022, there are currently 354 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 29 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,823 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 161 residents are hospitalized with the virus (60% unvaccinated, 40% vaccinated), with 50 currently in intensive care (58% unvaccinated, 42% vaccinated) and 18 on a ventilator (56% unvaccinated, 44% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.57%. 

A total of 968,277 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 422,188 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (21), Boone (5), Braxton (5), Brooke (3), Cabell (16), Calhoun (0), Clay (2), Doddridge (2), Fayette (6), Gilmer (0), Grant (1), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (4), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (11), Jackson (2), Jefferson (15), Kanawha (13), Lewis (5), Lincoln (2), Logan (3), Marion (14), Marshall (3), Mason (2), McDowell (7), Mercer (19), Mineral (5), Mingo (16), Monongalia (25), Monroe (3), Morgan (5), Nicholas (7), Ohio (7), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (2), Preston (5), Putnam (11), Raleigh (16), Randolph (7), Ritchie (2), Roane (7), Summers (3), Taylor (3), Tucker (4), Tyler (0), Upshur (6), Wayne (0), Webster (6), Wetzel (7), Wirt (1), Wood (12), Wyoming (9).

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