The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 27,674 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 361 since the last report, the first daily drop in nearly two months.
Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (572), Barbour (262), Lewis (227), Randolph (335) and Webster (51) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 28 active cases in the last 24 hours.
Thirty-five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 46-year old male from Upshur County, a 58-year old male from Lewis County, a 79-year old male from Randolph County, a 62-year old male from Harrison County, a 74-year old male from Preston County, an 87-year old male from Mineral County, a 47-year old female from Cabell County, a 61-year old male from Berkeley County, a 71-year old female from Pleasants County, a 79-year old male from Harrison County, an 88-year old male from Mingo County, an 80-year old male from Tyler County, an 81-year old male from Mineral County, a 72-year old male from Harrison County, a 75-year old female from Cabell County, a 50-year old female from Kanawha County, a 69-year old male from Hancock County, a 47-year old male from Cabell County, a 73-year old female from Calhoun County, a 46-year old female from Harrison County, a 69-year old female from Mineral County, a 73-year old male from Jefferson County, a 29-year old male from Berkeley County, a 54-year old male from Kanawha County, a 58-year old female from Wirt County, a 58-year old female from Monroe County, a 44-year old male from Raleigh County, a 71-year old female from Monongalia County, a 58-year old male from Mingo County, a 55-year old male from Monongalia County, an 80-year old male from Kanawha County, a 67-year old female from Raleigh County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 77-year old male from Logan County, and an 87-year old female from Logan County.
“This is another tragic day for West Virginia as the death toll continues to rise. Our heart goes out to these West Virginians and their families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please continue all prevention efforts against COVID-19, including scheduling a vaccine.”
More than 893 residents are hospitalized with the virus (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated), with 275 currently in intensive care (91% unvaccinated, 9% vaccinated) and 160 on a ventilator (93% unvaccinated, 7% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 10.85%.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 15, 2021, there have been 3,624,248 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 214,984 total cases and 3,296 deaths,” according to a press release.
A total of 932,536 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 52% of the state.
TOTAL CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2,207), Berkeley (15,490), Boone (2,804), Braxton (1,538), Brooke (2,657), Cabell (12,223), Calhoun (730), Clay (946), Doddridge (910), Fayette (4,795), Gilmer (1,090), Grant (1,699), Greenbrier (3,964), Hampshire (2,464), Hancock (3,347), Hardy (2,012), Harrison (8,097), Jackson (2,932), Jefferson (5,740), Kanawha (19,943), Lewis (2,150), Lincoln (2,164), Logan (4,368), Marion (5,979), Marshall (4,473), Mason (2,906), McDowell (2,192), Mercer (6,879), Mineral (3,722), Mingo (3,698), Monongalia (10,976), Monroe (1,769), Morgan (1,626), Nicholas (2,721), Ohio (5,265), Pendleton (959), Pleasants (1,183), Pocahontas (904), Preston (3,735), Putnam (6,996), Raleigh (9,297), Randolph (4,171), Ritchie (1,077), Roane (1,011), Summers (1,122), Taylor (1,725), Tucker (804), Tyler (1,101), Upshur (3,188), Wayne (4,359), Webster (842), Wetzel (2,025), Wirt (636), Wood (10,468), Wyoming (2,905).