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Upshur, Randolph, Harrison counties report more COVID-19 deaths Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 22,972 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 757 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (421), Barbour (288), Lewis (206), Randolph (332) and Webster (62) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 28 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 58-year old female from Upshur County, a 34-year old male from Randolph County, a 59-year old male from Harrison County, a 65-year old male from Harrison County, a 66-year old male from Harrison County, a 67-year old female from Preston County, a 70-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 71-year old female from Cabell County, a 52-year old female from Marshall County, a 65-year old male from Wood County, a 69-year old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year old male from Tucker County, an 87-year old female from Ohio County, a 73-year old male from Preston County, a 63-year old male from Marion County, a 93-year old female from Mercer County, a 59-year old female from Kanawha County, a 64-year old female from Marion County, a 65-year old female from Mercer County, and an 86-year old female from Cabell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 9, 2021, there have been 3,523,950 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 203,403 total cases and 3,189 deaths,” according to a press release.

More than 813 residents are hospitalized with the virus (83% unvaccinated, 17% vaccinated), with 252 currently in intensive care (90% unvaccinated, 10% vaccinated) and 132 on a ventilator (92% unvaccinated, 8% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.7%.

A total of 924,108 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 (2,115), Berkeley (15,067), Boone (2,650), Braxton (1,391), Brooke (2,535), Cabell (11,310), Calhoun (659), Clay (849), Doddridge (839), Fayette (4,497), Gilmer (1,061), Grant (1,584), Greenbrier (3,721), Hampshire (2,308), Hancock (3,183), Hardy (1,885), Harrison (7,629), Jackson (2,759), Jefferson (5,543), Kanawha (19,032), Lewis (1,978), Lincoln (2,011), Logan (4,075), Marion (5,676), Marshall (4,265), Mason (2,715), McDowell (2,060), Mercer (6,514), Mineral (3,512), Mingo (3,467), Monongalia (10,685), Monroe (1,673), Morgan (1,542), Nicholas (2,531), Ohio (5,071), Pendleton (908), Pleasants (1,132), Pocahontas (863), Preston (3,485), Putnam (6,584), Raleigh (8,819), Randolph (3,947), Ritchie (986), Roane (949), Summers (1,055), Taylor (1,637), Tucker (749), Tyler (1,036), Upshur (2,947), Wayne (4,087), Webster (795), Wetzel (1,904), Wirt (582), Wood (9,882), Wyoming (2,664).

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