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West Virginia reports 17,525 active COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 17,525 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 624 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (156), Barbour (126), Lewis (86), Randolph (216) and Webster (65) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of eight active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old male from Fayette County, a 73-year old female from Jefferson County, a 79-year old male from Clay County, a 61-year old female from Mason County, an 88-year old male from Barbour County, a 65-year old female from Wyoming County, a 64-year old female from Raleigh County, a 60-year old female from Logan County, a 36-year old female from Raleigh County, an 85-year old male from Marion County, an 88-year old male from Preston County, a 71-year old female from Berkeley County, an 88-year old female from Ohio County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, a 92-year old male from Logan County, a 58-year old male from Braxton County, an 82-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old female from Taylor County, an 85-year old female from Mercer County, an 82-year old female from Berkeley County, a 64-year old male from Nicholas County, an 88-year old male from Lincoln County, and a 45-year old female from Marion County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 27, 2022, there are currently 17,525 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 23 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,697 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 1,080 residents are hospitalized with the virus (67% unvaccinated, 33% vaccinated), with 217 currently in intensive care (82% unvaccinated, 18X% vaccinated) and 120 on a ventilator (93% unvaccinated, 7% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 20.47%.

A total of 648,800 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 377,436 have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (126), Berkeley (772), Boone (291), Braxton (55), Brooke (127), Cabell (1,223), Calhoun (70), Clay (55), Doddridge (87), Fayette (592), Gilmer (50), Grant (120), Greenbrier (344), Hampshire (168), Hancock (227), Hardy (107), Harrison (564), Jackson (122), Jefferson (316), Kanawha (2,331), Lewis (86), Lincoln (257), Logan (395), Marion (473), Marshall (312), Mason (258), McDowell (192), Mercer (648), Mineral (216), Mingo (281), Monongalia (943), Monroe (177), Morgan (84), Nicholas (281), Ohio (356), Pendleton (60), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (24), Preston (308), Putnam (651), Raleigh (943), Randolph (216), Ritchie (92), Roane (127), Summers (128), Taylor (187), Tucker (7), Tyler (109), Upshur (156), Wayne (423), Webster (65), Wetzel (154), Wirt (44), Wood (707), Wyoming (373).

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