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West Virginia reports 3,531 active COVID cases, seven new deaths on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 3,531 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 180 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (43), Barbour (40), Lewis (31), Randolph (35) and Webster (15) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of five active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 66-year old female from Gilmer County, a 70-year old male from Lewis County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, an 82-year old male from Braxton County, a 57-year old female from Grant County, an 86-year old female from Monongalia County, and a 94-year old male from Ohio County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of July 29, 2022, there are currently 3,531 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been seven deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,156 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 327 residents are hospitalized with the virus, with 51 currently in intensive care and 13 on a ventilator. The daily percent positive was 9.02%. 

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

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (40), Berkeley (177), Boone (57), Braxton (21), Brooke (24), Cabell (220), Calhoun (11), Clay (7), Doddridge (8), Fayette (95), Gilmer (9), Grant (15), Greenbrier (57), Hampshire (37), Hancock (28), Hardy (26), Harrison (134), Jackson (31), Jefferson (82), Kanawha (319), Lewis (31), Lincoln (40), Logan (82), Marion (105), Marshall (70), Mason (47), McDowell (39), Mercer (164), Mineral (50), Mingo (64), Monongalia (195), Monroe (37), Morgan (29), Nicholas (96), Ohio (70), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (13), Preston (45), Putnam (123), Raleigh (257), Randolph (35), Ritchie (19), Roane (32), Summers (25), Taylor (32), Tucker (4), Tyler (13), Upshur (43), Wayne (48), Webster (15), Wetzel (16), Wirt (7), Wood (186), Wyoming (77).