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West Virginia reports 2,501 active COVID cases, three new deaths on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 2,501 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 205 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (31), Barbour (23), Lewis (9), Randolph (21) and Webster (7) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of six active cases over the weekend. 

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 86-year old male from Lewis County, an 83-year old female from Wood County, and an 85-year old female from Braxton County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 23, 2022, there are currently 2,501 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been three deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,918 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 152 residents are hospitalized with the virus (45% unvaccinated, 55% vaccinated), with 19 currently in intensive care (32% unvaccinated, 68% vaccinated) and 11 on a ventilator (46% unvaccinated, 54% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 9.22%. 

A total of 977,637 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 55% of the state. About 492,498 booster doses have been administered. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (23), Berkeley (176), Boone (35), Braxton (6), Brooke (18), Cabell (147), Calhoun (6), Clay (6), Doddridge (4), Fayette (65), Gilmer (2), Grant (5), Greenbrier (86), Hampshire (10), Hancock (40), Hardy (15), Harrison (143), Jackson (7), Jefferson (89), Kanawha (292), Lewis (9), Lincoln (25), Logan (57), Marion (127), Marshall (50), Mason (34), McDowell (16), Mercer (75), Mineral (36), Mingo (29), Monongalia (178), Monroe (28), Morgan (17), Nicholas (33), Ohio (94), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (4), Preston (19), Putnam (76), Raleigh (161), Randolph (21), Ritchie (12), Roane (16), Summers (7), Taylor (37), Tucker (6), Tyler (8), Upshur (31), Wayne (20), Webster (7), Wetzel (21), Wirt (8), Wood (46), Wyoming (10).

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