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West Virginia reports 3,036 active COVID cases, four new deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 3,036 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 130 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (35), Barbour (48), Lewis (21), Randolph (17) and Webster (19) 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 93-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Harrison County, a 78-year old male from Mercer County, and a 98-year old female from Harrison County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 4, 2022, there are currently 3,036 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been four deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,173 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 341 residents are hospitalized with the virus, with 58 currently in intensive care and 18 on a ventilator. The daily percent positive was 8.45%. 

About 55% of the state has been vaccinated for COVID-19. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (48), Berkeley (161), Boone (50), Braxton (17), Brooke (28), Cabell (144), Calhoun (8), Clay (6), Doddridge (8), Fayette (83), Gilmer (9), Grant (8), Greenbrier (69), Hampshire (33), Hancock (32), Hardy (47), Harrison (109), Jackson (41), Jefferson (77), Kanawha (267), Lewis (21), Lincoln (45), Logan (81), Marion (91), Marshall (62), Mason (53), McDowell (50), Mercer (137), Mineral (37), Mingo (56), Monongalia (123), Monroe (45), Morgan (21), Nicholas (38), Ohio (73), Pendleton (7), Pleasants (7), Pocahontas (13), Preston (23), Putnam (113), Raleigh (180), Randolph (17), Ritchie (13), Roane (37), Summers (22), Taylor (25), Tucker (12), Tyler (13), Upshur (35), Wayne (55), Webster (19), Wetzel (13), Wirt (9), Wood (198), Wyoming (47).

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