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West Virginia reports 17,239 active COVID cases, 26 new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 17,239 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 3,153 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (157), Barbour (73), Lewis (89), Randolph (308) and Webster (67) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 17 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twnety-six additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 38-year old male from Clay County, an 83-year old female from Wood County, a 47-year old female from Roane County, an 85-year old male from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Jefferson County, a 75-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old female from Jefferson County, a 75-year old male from Jefferson County, a 93-year old female from Mason County, a 30-year old female from Summers County, a 74-year old female from Cabell County, a 53-year old male from Marshall County, a 54-year old female from Harrison County, a 79-year old male from McDowell County, a 71-year old female from Ohio County, a 95-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 96-year old female from Putnam County, a 90-year old male from Monongalia County, a 75-year old female from Cabell County, an 88-year old male from Monongalia County, a 51-year old female from Tucker County, a 62-year old male from Hancock County, a 66-year old male from Raleigh County, an 82-year old female from Logan County, a 70-year old female from Brooke County, and a 46-year old male from Hancock County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 18, 2022, there are currently 17,239 COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 26 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,561 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 854 residents are hospitalized with the virus (71% unvaccinated, 29% vaccinated), with 200 currently in intensive care (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated) and 116 on a ventilator (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 22.42%.

A total of 944,088 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 366,883 have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (73), Berkeley (1,258), Boone (237), Braxton (102), Brooke (144), Cabell (1,014), Calhoun (49), Clay (74), Doddridge (40), Fayette (551), Gilmer (54), Grant (94), Greenbrier (319), Hampshire (164), Hancock (208), Hardy (115), Harrison (619), Jackson (109), Jefferson (694), Kanawha (1,887), Lewis (89), Lincoln (174), Logan (263), Marion (625), Marshall (326), Mason (144), McDowell (114), Mercer (422), Mineral (295), Mingo (168), Monongalia (999), Monroe (146), Morgan (204), Nicholas (189), Ohio (556), Pendleton (47), Pleasants (68), Pocahontas (30), Preston (271), Putnam (612), Raleigh (964), Randolph (308), Ritchie (84), Roane (154), Summers (95), Taylor (135), Tucker (22), Tyler (83), Upshur (157), Wayne (352), Webster (67), Wetzel (141), Wirt (55), Wood (862), Wyoming (213).

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