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West Virginia records more than 30,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 20,392 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 3,028 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (174), Barbour (78), Lewis (94), Randolph (308) and Webster (72) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of six active cases over the weekend.

Nineteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 49-year old female from Berkeley County, a 70-year old male from Raleigh County, a 69-year old female from Harrison County, an 82-year old male from Hardy County, a 63-year old male from Hampshire County, an 80-year old female from Wyoming County, a 61-year old female from Hampshire County, an 88-year old female from Jackson County, an 80-year old female from Hardy County, an 87-year old male from Jefferson County, an 80-year old male from Mercer County, a 75-year old female from Cabell County, a 67-year old male from Marshall County, a 77-year old female from Raleigh County, an 87-year old male from Wood County, a 50-year old male from Pocahontas County, an 87-year old female from Raleigh County, an 81-year old female from Mingo County, and an 86-year old male from Monongalia County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 17, 2022, there are currently 20,392 COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 19 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,535 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 829 residents are hospitalized with the virus (72% unvaccinated, 28% vaccinated), with 205 currently in intensive care (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated) and 119 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 22.51%.

A total of 942,475 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 361,966 have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (78), Berkeley (1,557), Boone (257), Braxton (108), Brooke (156), Cabell (1,300), Calhoun (55), Clay (88), Doddridge (34), Fayette (664), Gilmer (60), Grant (109), Greenbrier (428), Hampshire (205), Hancock (238), Hardy (150), Harrison (680), Jackson (134), Jefferson (824), Kanawha (2,283), Lewis (94), Lincoln (220), Logan (301), Marion (691), Marshall (346), Mason (183), McDowell (135), Mercer (526), Mineral (331), Mingo (192), Monongalia (1,219), Monroe (169), Morgan (234), Nicholas (181), Ohio (573), Pendleton (61), Pleasants (73), Pocahontas (31), Preston (300), Putnam (847), Raleigh (1,196), Randolph (308), Ritchie (94), Roane (180), Summers (107), Taylor (158), Tucker (19), Tyler (92), Upshur (174), Wayne (432), Webster (72), Wetzel (155), Wirt (58), Wood (998), Wyoming (234).

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