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Upshur, Lewis, Barbour and Webster county residents among 54 new COVID-19 deaths announced Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 21,490 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 8,254 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (450), Barbour (116), Lewis (167), Randolph (188) and Webster (57) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 166 active cases in the county since Friday.

The DHHR gave no explanation for the sharp reduction in active cases; to date, the state had never reported a single decline of more than 1,000 cases.

Fifty-four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 64-year old male from Upshur County, a 45-year old male from Lewis County, an 87-year old female from Lewis County, a 96-year old female from Lewis County, a 68-year old male from Lewis County, a 68-year old female from Barbour County, a 50-year old female from Webster County, a 65-year old male from Raleigh County, a 75-year old male from Harrison County, a 65-year old male from Cabell County, a 49-year old female from Mingo County, a 72-year old female from Putnam County, a 63-year old female from Mingo County, a 78-year old female from Fayette County, a 60-year old female from Cabell County, a 54-year old male from Kanawha County, a 69-year old female from Monongalia County, a 57-year old male from Jackson County, a 65-year old female from Kanawha County, a 59-year old female from Cabell County, a 70-year old female from Ritchie County, a 58-year old male from Ritchie County, a 73-year old male from Cabell County, a 47-year old male from Wood County, a 23-year old female from Kanawha County, a 65-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old male from Hancock County, a 51-year old female from Wood County, an 85-year old male from Mingo County, an 81-year old female from Raleigh County, a 52-year old female from Hampshire County, a 77-year old female from Jackson County, a 61-year old female from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from McDowell County, a 76-year old male from Wayne County, a 37-year old male from Taylor County, a 68-year old male from Wyoming County, a 41-year old male from Mineral County, a 76-year old male from Kanawha County, a 91-year old female from Hardy County, a 58-year old female from McDowell County, a 58-year old male from Mineral County, a 67-year old female from Cabell County, a 68-year old male from Wood County, an 85-year old male from Jefferson County, an 81-year old male from Hancock County, a 54-year old female from Berkeley County, a 60-year old female from Morgan County, a 93-year old male from Wood County, a 69-year old male from Nicholas County, a 74-year old male from Wyoming County, a 61-year old male from Grant County, a 55-year old female from Jackson County, and a 59-year old male from Raleigh County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 20, 2021, there are currently 21,490 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 54 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,424 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

More than 950 residents are hospitalized with the virus (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated), with 287 currently in intensive care (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated) and 160 on a ventilator (90% unvaccinated, 10% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.4%.

A total of 935,803 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 CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (116), Berkeley (909), Boone (317), Braxton (240), Brooke (186), Cabell (1,480), Calhoun (144), Clay (125), Doddridge (108), Fayette (542), Gilmer (49), Grant (255), Greenbrier (420), Hampshire (242), Hancock (273), Hardy (255), Harrison (1,025), Jackson (323), Jefferson (466), Kanawha (1,584), Lewis (167), Lincoln (181), Logan (555), Marion (680), Marshall (421), Mason (303), McDowell (308), Mercer (862), Mineral (452), Mingo (450), Monongalia (415), Monroe (205), Morgan (164), Nicholas (393), Ohio (396), Pendleton (86), Pleasants (108), Pocahontas (50), Preston (470), Putnam (832), Raleigh (964), Randolph (188), Ritchie (201), Roane (153), Summers (151), Taylor (191), Tucker (52), Tyler (146), Upshur (450), Wayne (542), Webster (57), Wetzel (261), Wirt (73), Wood (1,072), Wyoming (432).

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