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West Virginia reports 357 active COVID cases, eight new deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 357 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of three cases since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (8), Barbour (1), Lewis (3), Randolph (6) and Webster (6) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 89-year old male from Webster County, a 69-year old male from Monongalia County, a 54-year old male from Clay County, an 81-year old female from Mercer County, a 78-year old female from Wyoming County, a 91-year old female from Berkeley County, a 32-year old male from Harrison County and a 72-year old male from Nicholas County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 31, 2022, there are currently 357 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been eight deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,831 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 160 residents are hospitalized with the virus (61% unvaccinated, 39% vaccinated), with 54 currently in intensive care (59% unvaccinated, 41% vaccinated) and 19 on a ventilator (53% unvaccinated, 47% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.26%. 

A total of 968,431 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 422,959 have received booster doses. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1), Berkeley (22), Boone (4), Braxton (2), Brooke (4), Cabell (18), Calhoun (0), Clay (1), Doddridge (0), Fayette (9), Gilmer (0), Grant (1), Greenbrier (9), Hampshire (3), Hancock (4), Hardy (1), Harrison (13), Jackson (4), Jefferson (11), Kanawha (21), Lewis (3), Lincoln (3), Logan (4), Marion (15), Marshall (4), Mason (3), McDowell (3), Mercer (23), Mineral (8), Mingo (10), Monongalia (31), Monroe (2), Morgan (5), Nicholas (5), Ohio (6), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (1), Preston (2), Putnam (13), Raleigh (22), Randolph (6), Ritchie (0), Roane (4), Summers (2), Taylor (3), Tucker (4), Tyler (0), Upshur (8), Wayne (2), Webster (6), Wetzel (3), Wirt (1), Wood (14), Wyoming (8).

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