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Upshur County woman among nine COVID deaths reported in West Virginia on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 8,746 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 539 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (72), Barbour (72), Lewis (72), Randolph (118) and Webster (32) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decline of 13 active cases since the Dec. 23 report.

Nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 80-year old female from Lincoln County, a 75-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 44-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Wood County, a 31-year old male from Raleigh County, a 73-year old female from Upshur County, a 70-year old female from Roane County, an 81-year old male from Braxton County, and a 64-year old female from Raleigh County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 27, 2021, there are currently 8,746 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been nine deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,260 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 575 residents are hospitalized with the virus (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated), with 200 currently in intensive care (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated) and 98 on a ventilator (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 12.65%.

A total of 916,537 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 (72), Berkeley (1,263), Boone (100), Braxton (71), Brooke (78), Cabell (386), Calhoun (36), Clay (47), Doddridge (24), Fayette (227), Gilmer (42), Grant (54), Greenbrier (211), Hampshire (74), Hancock (87), Hardy (72), Harrison (304), Jackson (85), Jefferson (547), Kanawha (576), Lewis (72), Lincoln (73), Logan (159), Marion (225), Marshall (136), Mason (103), McDowell (103), Mercer (469), Mineral (111), Mingo (86), Monongalia (305), Monroe (109), Morgan (154), Nicholas (142), Ohio (225), Pendleton (17), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (17), Preston (136), Putnam (296), Raleigh (374), Randolph (118), Ritchie (27), Roane (56), Summers (70), Taylor (95), Tucker (11), Tyler (21), Upshur (72), Wayne (150), Webster (32), Wetzel (56), Wirt (19), Wood (222), Wyoming (113).

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