The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 1,092 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 152 since the last report.
Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (19), Barbour (7), Lewis (6), Randolph (7) and Webster (15) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of seven active cases in the last 24 hours.
Thirty-nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 61-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Cabell County, a 91-year old female from Clay County, a 63-year old male from Wyoming County, a 75-year old female from Kanawha County, a 75-year old male from Berkeley County, a 68-year old female from Berkeley County, a 77-year old male from Jefferson County, an 82-year old male from Cabell County, and a 57-year old female from Berkeley County.
Deaths reported as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are a 92-year old female from Marion County, a 65-year old male from Lincoln County, an 88-year old male from Kanawha County, a 94-year old female from Cabell County, a 77-year old male from Randolph County, a 74-year old male from Fayette County, an 80-year old female from Ohio County, a 49-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old male from Wayne County, an 85-year old male from Randolph County, a 71-year old male from Logan County, an 87-year old female from Raleigh County, a 76-year old female from Mercer County, a 74-year old male from Raleigh County, a 57-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 93-year old female from Fayette County, an 83-year old female from Wayne County, a 60-year old male from Ritchie County, an 81-year old male from Kanawha County, an 87-year old female from Upshur County, an 84-year old female from Lincoln County, an 80-year old female from Ohio County, a 71-year old male from Kanawha County, a 98-year old male from Mercer County, an 80-year old female from Monroe County, a 67-year old male from Boone County, a 69-year old female from Cabell County, a 64-year old male from McDowell County, and a 43-year old female from Berkeley County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 15, 2022, there are currently 1,092 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 39 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,598 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.
About 272 residents are hospitalized with the virus (63% unvaccinated, 37% vaccinated), with 74 currently in intensive care (66% unvaccinated, 34% vaccinated) and 44 on a ventilator (68% unvaccinated, 32% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 3.27%.
A total of 965,602 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 417,017 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (7), Berkeley (35), Boone (8), Braxton (16), Brooke (14), Cabell (48), Calhoun (6), Clay (0), Doddridge (1), Fayette (43), Gilmer (1), Grant (4), Greenbrier (24), Hampshire (6), Hancock (8), Hardy (1), Harrison (34), Jackson (7), Jefferson (19), Kanawha (54), Lewis (6), Lincoln (10), Logan (13), Marion (57), Marshall (70), Mason (20), McDowell (25), Mercer (45), Mineral (6), Mingo (25), Monongalia (55), Monroe (5), Morgan (3), Nicholas (20), Ohio (11), Pendleton (0), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (5), Preston (29), Putnam (27), Raleigh (145), Randolph (7), Ritchie (8), Roane (7), Summers (11), Taylor (12), Tucker (9), Tyler (2), Upshur (19), Wayne (12), Webster (15), Wetzel (16), Wirt (0), Wood (37), Wyoming (22).