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Upshur, Lewis and Barbour counties report new deaths Friday as COVID-19 ravages West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 24,532 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 1,560 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (479), Barbour (295), Lewis (157), Randolph (342) and Webster (55) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 58 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Eighteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 79-year old male from Upshur County, a 70-year old female from Lewis County, a 73-year old male from Barbour County, an 81-year old female from Barbour County, a 58-year old male from Raleigh County, a 75-year old male from Kanawha County, a 94-year old female from Raleigh County, an 81-year old male from Pleasants County, a 54-year old male from Raleigh County, a 33-year old male from Kanawha County, a 91-year old male from Pleasants County, a 62-year old male from Mercer County, a 62-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 68-year old male from Mingo County, a 69-year old male from Wood County, a 72-year old female from Marion County, a 55-year old male from Cabell County, and a 61-year old male from Logan County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 10, 2021, there have been 3,544,131 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 205,783 total cases and 3,207 deaths,” according to a press release.

More than 816 residents are hospitalized with the virus (85% unvaccinated, 15% vaccinated), with 250 currently in intensive care (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated) and 151 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.64%.

A total of 925,696 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 52% of the state.

TOTAL CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2,133), Berkeley (15,147), Boone (2,673), Braxton (1,420), Brooke (2,560), Cabell (11,411), Calhoun (696), Clay (851), Doddridge (857), Fayette (4,545), Gilmer (1,066), Grant (1,613), Greenbrier (3,784), Hampshire (2,345), Hancock (3,210), Hardy (1,924), Harrison (7,723), Jackson (2,784), Jefferson (5,582), Kanawha (19,268), Lewis (2,000), Lincoln (2,040), Logan (4,161), Marion (5,741), Marshall (4,309), Mason (2,760), McDowell (2,086), Mercer (6,593), Mineral (3,549), Mingo (3,529), Monongalia (10,737), Monroe (1,693), Morgan (1,553), Nicholas (2,582), Ohio (5,099), Pendleton (913), Pleasants (1,137), Pocahontas (870), Preston (3,532), Putnam (6,685), Raleigh (8,919), Randolph (4,005), Ritchie (1,007), Roane (970), Summers (1,081), Taylor (1,651), Tucker (762), Tyler (1,051), Upshur (3,026), Wayne (4,123), Webster (799), Wetzel (1,935), Wirt (592), Wood (9,977), Wyoming (2,724).

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