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West Virginia reports 1,432 active COVID-19 cases, six new deaths on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 1,432 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 127 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (32), Barbour (15), Lewis (9), Randolph (23) and Webster (31) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 11 active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 43-year old male from Raleigh County, a 73-year old male from Kanawha County, a 69-year old male from Jackson County, a 74-year old female from Lincoln County, an 81-year old male from Lewis County, and an 82-year old male from Marshall County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 11, 2022, there are currently 1,432 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been six deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,550 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 340 residents are hospitalized with the virus (61% unvaccinated, 39% vaccinated), with 94 currently in intensive care (69% unvaccinated, 31% vaccinated) and 50 on a ventilator (68% unvaccinated, 32% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 2.89%. 

A total of 964,841 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 416,046 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (15), Berkeley (53), Boone (9), Braxton (14), Brooke (13), Cabell (67), Calhoun (13), Clay (9), Doddridge (1), Fayette (37), Gilmer (5), Grant (5), Greenbrier (22), Hampshire (10), Hancock (13), Hardy (9), Harrison (73), Jackson (10), Jefferson (18), Kanawha (85), Lewis (9), Lincoln (14), Logan (8), Marion (60), Marshall (84), Mason (18), McDowell (31), Mercer (60), Mineral (8), Mingo (14), Monongalia (79), Monroe (14), Morgan (5), Nicholas (27), Ohio (12), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (5), Preston (38), Putnam (27), Raleigh (152), Randolph (23), Ritchie (11), Roane (7), Summers (13), Taylor (16), Tucker (3), Tyler (11), Upshur (32), Wayne (24), Webster (31), Wetzel (12), Wirt (5), Wood (55), Wyoming (37).

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