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West Virginia reports 2,236 active COVID cases, 14 new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 2,236 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 265 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (19), Barbour (32), Lewis (13), Randolph (37) and Webster (3) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 12 active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Fourteen additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 93-year old female from Berkeley County, a 62-year old female from Berkeley County, an 84-year old female from Kanawha County, a 76-year old male from Harrison County, an 83-year old female from Boone County, an 87-year old female from Berkeley County, a 79-year old male from Mingo County, a 72-year old female from Wyoming County, an 86-year old male from Ohio County, a 70-year old female from Cabell County, an 81-year old male from Berkeley County, a 72-year old female from Summers County, an 89-year old male from Raleigh County, and a 101-year old female from Wood County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 24, 2022, there are currently 2,236 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 14 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,932 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 152 residents are hospitalized with the virus (45% unvaccinated, 55% vaccinated), with 23 currently in intensive care (44% unvaccinated, 56% vaccinated) and 13 on a ventilator (54% unvaccinated, 46% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 9.51%. 

A total of 977,781 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 55% of the state. About 493,167 booster doses have been administered. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (32), Berkeley (155), Boone (26), Braxton (3), Brooke (15), Cabell (134), Calhoun (4), Clay (6), Doddridge (5), Fayette (56), Gilmer (4), Grant (6), Greenbrier (64), Hampshire (11), Hancock (37), Hardy (11), Harrison (132), Jackson (4), Jefferson (76), Kanawha (238), Lewis (13), Lincoln (27), Logan (60), Marion (107), Marshall (48), Mason (39), McDowell (14), Mercer (77), Mineral (33), Mingo (30), Monongalia (146), Monroe (25), Morgan (16), Nicholas (37), Ohio (75), Pendleton (6), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (3), Preston (22), Putnam (59), Raleigh (152), Randolph (37), Ritchie (8), Roane (19), Summers (9), Taylor (26), Tucker (4), Tyler (5), Upshur (19), Wayne (15), Webster (3), Wetzel (14), Wirt (8), Wood (46), Wyoming (13).

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