The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 2,143 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 432 since the last report.
Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (55), Barbour (30), Lewis (13), Randolph (21) and Webster (15) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 13 active cases in the last 24 hours.
Forty-two additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 68-year old female from Ohio County, an 83-year old male from Mercer County, a 75-year old female from Taylor County, a 57-year old female from Kanawha County, a 51-year old male from Cabell County, a 79-year old male from Monongalia County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year old female from Wood County, a 78-year old female from Harrison County, a 65-year old male from Wood County, a 92-year old female from Grant County, a 79-year old female from Kanawha County, an 81-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 62-year old male from Fayette County, a 58-year old male from Ohio County, a 92-year old female from Wood County, an 82-year old female from Braxton County, an 80-year old female from Wyoming County, a 74-year old female from Wyoming County, a 72-year old female from Wyoming County, a 73-year old female from Fayette County, an 85-year old female from Wyoming County, a 79-year old female from Berkeley County, an 81-year old female from Raleigh County, a 93-year old female from Preston County, a 60-year old male from Wood County, a 45-year old male from Monroe County, a 60-year old female from Mineral County, a 63-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 68-year old male from Tyler County, a 94-year old female from Summers County, a 40-year old male from Calhoun County, a 71-year old female from Harrison County, an 81-year old male from Marion County, a 67-year old male from Kanawha County, a 95-year old female from Hancock County, a 93-year old female from Pendleton County, an 85-year old female from Cabell County, a 100-year old female from Mercer County, an 86-year old female from Raleigh County, and a 91-year old male from Logan County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 2, 2022, there are currently 2,143 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 42 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,381 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.
About 481 residents are hospitalized with the virus (62% unvaccinated, 38% vaccinated), with 124 currently in intensive care (73% unvaccinated, 27% vaccinated) and 64 on a ventilator (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 5.49%.
A total of 962,359 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 411,952 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (30), Berkeley (78), Boone (16), Braxton (19), Brooke (19), Cabell (96), Calhoun (15), Clay (13), Doddridge (8), Fayette (76), Gilmer (4), Grant (6), Greenbrier (54), Hampshire (27), Hancock (12), Hardy (12), Harrison (125), Jackson (16), Jefferson (39), Kanawha (172), Lewis (13), Lincoln (19), Logan (50), Marion (87), Marshall (26), Mason (42), McDowell (47), Mercer (120), Mineral (21), Mingo (27), Monongalia (103), Monroe (13), Morgan (11), Nicholas (60), Ohio (32), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (10), Pocahontas (3), Preston (52), Putnam (57), Raleigh (117), Randolph (21), Ritchie (23), Roane (17), Summers (11), Taylor (36), Tucker (16), Tyler (5), Upshur (55), Wayne (38), Webster (15), Wetzel (16), Wirt (4), Wood (97), Wyoming (41).