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West Virginia reports 3,250 active COVID cases, two new deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 3,250 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 139 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (43), Barbour (18), Lewis (19), Randolph (46) and Webster (8) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of one active case in the last 24 hours. 

Two additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 89-year old female from Kanawha County and a 65-year old female from Berkeley County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 11, 2022, there are currently 3,250 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been two deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,203 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 373 residents are hospitalized with the virus, with 57 currently in intensive care and eight on a ventilator. The daily percent positive was 9.64%. 

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

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (18), Berkeley (200), Boone (66), Braxton (18), Brooke (24), Cabell (182), Calhoun (10), Clay (11), Doddridge (10), Fayette (76), Gilmer (11), Grant (17), Greenbrier (88), Hampshire (37), Hancock (41), Hardy (55), Harrison (116), Jackson (38), Jefferson (87), Kanawha (280), Lewis (19), Lincoln (26), Logan (90), Marion (100), Marshall (56), Mason (60), McDowell (46), Mercer (155), Mineral (41), Mingo (46), Monongalia (148), Monroe (37), Morgan (22), Nicholas (58), Ohio (62), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (10), Pocahontas (16), Preston (33), Putnam (99), Raleigh (190), Randolph (46), Ritchie (17), Roane (19), Summers (32), Taylor (20), Tucker (8), Tyler (13), Upshur (43), Wayne (45), Webster (8), Wetzel (29), Wirt (9), Wood (194), Wyoming (66).



Women’s health resources shared as Wesleyan hosts Roe v. Wade discussion

BUCKHANNON – Two West Virginia Wesleyan College alumni discussed the resources for women’s health care available in West Virginia during a discussion held to note the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The college invited students and the local community […]

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Upshur County Sports Calendar

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On the City Calendar: Feb. 1-3, 2023

Board meeting agendas can be found at City Council meeting agendas can be found at Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – To