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West Virginia back up to 500 active COVID-19 cases, DHHR says Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 500 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 41 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (7), Barbour (3), Lewis (4), Randolph (12) and Webster (0) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Fifteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 83-year old male from Fayette County, a 79-year old male from Randolph County, a 72-year old male from Greenbrier County, an 82-year old male from Raleigh County, a 75-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old female from Calhoun County, a 62-year old female from McDowell County, an 85-year old female from Logan County, a 56-year old female from Berkeley County, a 94-year old female from Pendleton County, a 94-year old female from Kanawha County, an 86-year old female from Berkeley County, a 71-year old female from Summers County, a 65-year old female from Marshall County, and a 66-year old male from Wetzel County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 21, 2022, there are currently 500 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 15 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,822 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 78 residents are hospitalized with the virus (53% unvaccinated, 47% vaccinated), with 22 currently in intensive care (32% unvaccinated, 68% vaccinated) and 11 on a ventilator (46% unvaccinated, 54% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 3.74%.

A total of 972,670 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 456,999 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (3), Berkeley (38), Boone (9), Braxton (4), Brooke (8), Cabell (28), Calhoun (9), Clay (0), Doddridge (0), Fayette (8), Gilmer (1), Grant (3), Greenbrier (12), Hampshire (7), Hancock (3), Hardy (4), Harrison (15), Jackson (1), Jefferson (21), Kanawha (36), Lewis (4), Lincoln (7), Logan (9), Marion (15), Marshall (17), Mason (5), McDowell (2), Mercer (19), Mineral (10), Mingo (3), Monongalia (43), Monroe (3), Morgan (7), Nicholas (4), Ohio (16), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (0), Preston (11), Putnam (21), Raleigh (20), Randolph (12), Ritchie (2), Roane (2), Summers (2), Taylor (11), Tucker (0), Tyler (2), Upshur (7), Wayne (6), Webster (0), Wetzel (1), Wirt (0), Wood (15), Wyoming (12).

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