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West Virginia governor announces 31 COVID-19 deaths Monday as state hits record high hospitalizations

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 27,607 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 3,075 since the last report Friday.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (524), Barbour (273), Lewis (173), Randolph (355) and Webster (57) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 45 active cases since Friday.

Thirty-one additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old male from Putnam County, a 26-year old female from Fayette County, a 44-year old male from Wood County, an 83-year old female from Boone County, a 75-year old male from Wood County, a 72-year old female from Jefferson County, a 94-year old female from Harrison County, a 52-year old male from Raleigh County, a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old male from Fayette County, a 59-year old female from Taylor County, a 67-year old female from Webster County, a 57-year old male from Wood County, a 54-year old male from Marshall County, an 86-year old male from Kanawha County, a 51-year old male from Mason County, an 81-year old male from Mineral County, a 79-year old male from Wayne County, a 69-year old female from Kanawha County, a 30-year old female from Ohio County, a 76-year old male from Jefferson County, an 85-year old male from Harrison County, an 85-year old female from Harrison County, a 71-year old female from Jackson County, a 50-year old male from Roane County, a 56-year old female from Harrison County, a 67-year old male from Randolph County, a 43-year old male from Kanawha County, a 55-year old male from Mingo County, a 57-year old male from Monongalia County, and an 83-year old female from Cabell County.

“We have 27,607 people that are active cases. A bunch those will die,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. “A bunch of them will die. We have 852 people that are hospitalized; it’s an all time record. We have 267 patients in the ICU — all time record. We have 162 people that are on ventilators — all time record. A bunch of those will die too.”

Justice is currently offering a weekly prize giveaway for those who get vaccinated.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 13, 2021, there have been 3,597,992 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 211,706 total cases and 3,238 deaths,” according to a press release.

More than 850 residents are hospitalized with the virus (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated), with 267 currently in intensive care (90% unvaccinated, 10% vaccinated) and 162 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 12.12%.

A total of 929,842 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: Berkeley (15,354), Boone (2,753), Braxton (1,482), Brooke (2,616), Cabell (11,982), Calhoun (722), Clay (917), Doddridge (887), Fayette (4,743), Gilmer (1,080), Grant (1,684), Greenbrier (3,920), Hampshire (2,408), Hancock (3,294), Hardy (1,975), Harrison (7,926), Jackson (2,893), Jefferson (5,674), Kanawha (19,729), Lewis (2,087), Lincoln (2,136), Logan (4,293), Marion (5,876), Marshall (4,416), Mason (2,854), McDowell (2,156), Mercer (6,782), Mineral (3,627), Mingo (3,623), Monongalia (10,892), Monroe (1,752), Morgan (1,606), Nicholas (2,685), Ohio (5,201), Pendleton (946), Pleasants (1,164), Pocahontas (884), Preston (3,653), Putnam (6,910), Raleigh (9,156), Randolph (4,088), Ritchie (1,059), Roane (1,003), Summers (1,119), Taylor (1,700), Tucker (790), Tyler (1,082), Upshur (3,108), Wayne (4,283), Webster (818), Wetzel (1,997), Wirt (623), Wood (10,262), Wyoming (2,874).

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