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West Virginia reports 28 new COVID-19 deaths as active COVID-19 cases tick back up Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 13,736 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 392 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (209), Barbour (106), Lewis (195), Randolph (102) and Webster (47) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 77-year old male from Logan County, a 50-year old male from Logan County, a 72-year old male from Brooke County, a 75-year old male from Logan County, a 73-year old male from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Berkeley County, a 61-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old female from Marion County, a 65-year old male from Mercer County, an 87-year old female from Morgan County, a 52-year old male from Harrison County, a 73-year old male from Kanawha County, a 78-year old male from Harrison County, an 82-year old female from Jefferson County, a 73-year old male from Calhoun County, a 51-year old male from Wetzel County, an 80-year old female from Morgan County, a 51-year old female from Tyler County, a 62-year old female from Hampshire County, a 95-year old male from Morgan County, a 46-year old male from Wetzel County, a 76-year old female from Nicholas County, a 94-year old male from Monroe County, a 78-year old female from Jackson County, a 71-year old female from Mason County, a 74-year old male from Mingo County, an 86-year old female from Wayne County, and a 76-year old female from Wetzel County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 30, 2021, there are currently 13,736 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 28 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,670 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 974 residents are hospitalized with the virus (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated), with 298 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 187 on a ventilator (90% unvaccinated, 10% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.83%.

A total of 880,884 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.  That’s about 49% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (106), Berkeley (774), Boone (206), Braxton (144), Brooke (89), Cabell (766), Calhoun (32), Clay (38), Doddridge (65), Fayette (300), Gilmer (35), Grant (105), Greenbrier (296), Hampshire (153), Hancock (236), Hardy (83), Harrison (773), Jackson (257), Jefferson (298), Kanawha (1,070), Lewis (195), Lincoln (144), Logan (303), Marion (590), Marshall (222), Mason (181), McDowell (231), Mercer (562), Mineral (277), Mingo (277), Monongalia (346), Monroe (68), Morgan (94), Nicholas (205), Ohio (197), Pendleton (36), Pleasants (70), Pocahontas (33), Preston (365), Putnam (471), Raleigh (542), Randolph (102), Ritchie (102), Roane (146), Summers (102), Taylor (135), Tucker (30), Tyler (108), Upshur (209), Wayne (414), Webster (47), Wetzel (149), Wirt (64), Wood (722), Wyoming (171).

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