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West Virginia reports 2,272 active COVID cases, four new deaths on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 2,272 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 115 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (23), Barbour (13), Lewis (19), Randolph (30) and Webster (7) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of five active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 64-year old male from Wetzel County, a 54-year old male from Lewis County, a 42-year old male from Monongalia County, and a 67-year old female from Kanawha County. 

Please note that the National Center for Health Statistics will be unable to certify deaths from June 6-20 due to a system update affecting all 50 states. This will result in a decrease in deaths reported during this time period.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of June 8, 2022, there are currently 2,272 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been four deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,997 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 179 residents are hospitalized with the virus (48% unvaccinated, 52% vaccinated), with 30 currently in intensive care (53% unvaccinated, 47% vaccinated) and nine on a ventilator (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 6.96%. 

A total of 979,729 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 55% of the state. About 505,901 booster doses have been administered. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (13), Berkeley (164), Boone (32), Braxton (5), Brooke (25), Cabell (176), Calhoun (11), Clay (9), Doddridge (8), Fayette (36), Gilmer (16), Grant (14), Greenbrier (41), Hampshire (32), Hancock (23), Hardy (16), Harrison (122), Jackson (11), Jefferson (67), Kanawha (249), Lewis (19), Lincoln (28), Logan (23), Marion (82), Marshall (24), Mason (44), McDowell (21), Mercer (106), Mineral (37), Mingo (12), Monongalia (139), Monroe (21), Morgan (9), Nicholas (45), Ohio (56), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (7), Pocahontas (1), Preston (38), Putnam (52), Raleigh (129), Randolph (30), Ritchie (10), Roane (20), Summers (10), Taylor (16), Tucker (2), Tyler (14), Upshur (23), Wayne (47), Webster (7), Wetzel (36), Wirt (2), Wood (60), Wyoming (28).

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