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West Virginia reports 1,068 new active COVID-19 cases, 12 additional deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 7,017 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 1,068 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (165), Barbour (70), Lewis (97), Randolph (179) and Webster (23) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 14 active cases; Upshur remains the county with the highest infection rate in the state.

Twelve additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 64-year old male from Mason County, a 65-year old female from Randolph County, an 84-year old female from Kanawha County, a 77-year old female from Berkeley County, a 44-year old male from Kanawha County, a 79-year old female from Wayne County, a 41-year old female from Summers County, an 80-year old female from Nicholas County, a 79-year old female from Marshall County, a 75-year old female from Cabell County, a 72-year old female from Logan County, and a 79-year old female from Lewis County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 17, 2021, there have been 3,235,878 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 174,818 total cases and 2,990 deaths,” according to a press release. “As reported during Monday’s COVID-19 briefing, the state surveillance system experienced an upgrade which caused a delay in cases being reported to the dashboard. Seven hundred cases from the 5-day period beginning last Thursday, August 12, 2021, were reported on the dashboard today. In addition, there were 12 new deaths reported today that were delayed due to the same system upgrade.”

The daily percent positive was 11.26%.

A total of 895,522 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 50% of the state.

TOTAL CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,648), Berkeley (13,645), Boone (2,282), Braxton (1,101), Brooke (2,316), Cabell (9,710), Calhoun (422), Clay (591), Doddridge (673), Fayette (3,832), Gilmer (948), Grant (1,360), Greenbrier (2,991), Hampshire (2,008), Hancock (2,940), Hardy (1,647), Harrison (6,580), Jackson (2,394), Jefferson (5,042), Kanawha (16,294), Lewis (1,521), Lincoln (1,707), Logan (3,508), Marion (4,963), Marshall (3,829), Mason (2,261), McDowell (1,746), Mercer (5,534), Mineral (3,084), Mingo (2,922), Monongalia (9,791), Monroe (1,286), Morgan (1,343), Nicholas (2,043), Ohio (4,584), Pendleton (737), Pleasants (1,001), Pocahontas (741), Preston (3,045), Putnam (5,748), Raleigh (7,535), Randolph (3,093), Ritchie (800), Roane (724), Summers (897), Taylor (1,416), Tucker (587), Tyler (806), Upshur (2,299), Wayne (3,486), Webster (641), Wetzel (1,573), Wirt (482), Wood (8,432), Wyoming (2,229).

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