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West Virginia reports 2,377 active COVID cases, three new deaths on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 2,377 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 121 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (26), Barbour (39), Lewis (24), Randolph (30) and Webster (2) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of five active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 69-year old female from Putnam County, a 62-year old male from Mason County, and an 84-year old male from Ohio County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 27, 2022, there are currently 2,377 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been three deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,945 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 143 residents are hospitalized with the virus (41% unvaccinated, 59% vaccinated), with 27 currently in intensive care (37% unvaccinated, 63% vaccinated) and 10 on a ventilator (30% unvaccinated, 70% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.42%. 

A total of 978,333 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 55% of the state. About 497,155 booster doses have been administered. 

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