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Upshur County woman among nine new COVID-19 deaths reported Thursday in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 2,256 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 99 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (21), Barbour (35), Lewis (19), Randolph (40) and Webster (2) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of one active case in the last 24 hours. 

Nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 79-year old female from Upshur County, a 92-year old female from Clay County, a 75-year old female from Raleigh County, a 77-year old male from Roane County, a 77-year old female from Harrison County, a 71-year old female from Raleigh County, a 96-year old male from Boone County, a 45-year old male from Kanawha County, and an 82-year old female from Webster County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 26, 2022, there are currently 2,256 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been nine deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,942 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 143 residents are hospitalized with the virus (41% unvaccinated, 59% vaccinated), with 27 currently in intensive care (37% unvaccinated, 63% vaccinated) and 10 on a ventilator (30% unvaccinated, 70% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.25%. 

A total of 978,166 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 55% of the state. About 495,949 booster doses have been administered. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (165), Boone (24), Braxton (5), Brooke (28), Cabell (123), Calhoun (2), Clay (5), Doddridge (7), Fayette (51), Gilmer (3), Grant (15), Greenbrier (50), Hampshire (16), Hancock (38), Hardy (10), Harrison (144), Jackson (11), Jefferson (82), Kanawha (221), Lewis (19), Lincoln (22), Logan (49), Marion (109), Marshall (59), Mason (42), McDowell (13), Mercer (73), Mineral (37), Mingo (32), Monongalia (123), Monroe (20), Morgan (14), Nicholas (30), Ohio (81), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (3), Preston (35), Putnam (74), Raleigh (134), Randolph (40), Ritchie (3), Roane (18), Summers (14), Taylor (24), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (21), Wayne (24), Webster (2), Wetzel (10), Wirt (5), Wood (46), Wyoming (30).

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