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Upshur, Lewis, Barbour and Randolph counties all report new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 4,028 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 637 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (79), Barbour (86), Lewis (37), Randolph (32) and Webster (45) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of eight active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Thirty-six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 82-year old female from Brooke County, a 70-year old male from Hardy County, a 68-year old male from Wood County, an 84-year old female from Cabell County, an 87-year old female from Wood County, a 59-year old male from Jefferson County, a 55-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 62-year old female from Lewis County, a 70-year old male from Fayette County, a 60-year old male from Nicholas County, a 45-year old male from Wood County, a 77-year old male from Grant County, a 56-year old male from Barbour County, a 92-year old male from Morgan County, a 64-year old male from Kanawha County, a 59-year old female from Boone County, a 69-year old male from Roane County, an 88-year old male from Berkeley County, a 67-year old female from Monroe County, a 92-year old male from Marion County, a 76-year old male from Pocahontas County, an 88-year old male from Randolph County, an 86-year old male from Upshur County, a 97-year old female from Ritchie County, a 73-year old male from Randolph County, a 76-year old male from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Wayne County, a 73-year old male from Boone County, an 82-year old male from Monroe County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, an 86-year old female from Mingo County, an 85-year old male from Ohio County, an 83-year old male from Fayette County, a 77-year old female from Ohio County, a 30-year old female from Wayne County, and a 95-year old female from Raleigh County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 22, 2022, there are currently 4,028 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 36 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,219 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 645 residents are hospitalized with the virus (64% unvaccinated, 36% vaccinated), with 152 currently in intensive care (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated) and 80 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 9.21%. 

A total of 960,090 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 408,185 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (86), Berkeley (128), Boone (53), Braxton (15), Brooke (28), Cabell (222), Calhoun (14), Clay (7), Doddridge (21), Fayette (163), Gilmer (9), Grant (39), Greenbrier (109), Hampshire (33), Hancock (20), Hardy (16), Harrison (224), Jackson (27), Jefferson (58), Kanawha (340), Lewis (37), Lincoln (85), Logan (92), Marion (138), Marshall (64), Mason (68), McDowell (99), Mercer (204), Mineral (48), Mingo (67), Monongalia (151), Monroe (56), Morgan (23), Nicholas (80), Ohio (37), Pendleton (19), Pleasants (8), Pocahontas (15), Preston (93), Putnam (134), Raleigh (185), Randolph (32), Ritchie (27), Roane (35), Summers (32), Taylor (83), Tucker (12), Tyler (15), Upshur (79), Wayne (83), Webster (45), Wetzel (23), Wirt (10), Wood (158), Wyoming (79).

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