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West Virginia reports 376 active COVID cases, 51 new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 376 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 30 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (6), Barbour (2), Lewis (3), Randolph (4) and Webster (4) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Fifty-one additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR, including an 83-year old female from Putnam County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 93-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Greenbrier County, and a 62-year old male from Kanawha County.

New deaths reported Tuesday as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate include a 55-year old male from Raleigh County, a 96-year old female from Tucker County, a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, an 88-year old male from Cabell County, a 41-year old male from Putnam County, a 93-year old female from Summers County, a 74-year old male from Ohio County, a 73-year old male from Summers County, an 81-year old male from Berkeley County, an 85-year old female from McDowell County, a 67-year old male from Cabell County, a 70-year old male from Monongalia County, a 56-year old male from Wetzel County, a 91-year old male from Cabell County, a 76-year old male from Cabell County, a 69-year old female from Wyoming County, a 50-year old female from Berkeley County, a 53-year old female from Wayne County, a 99-year old female from Raleigh County, an 82-year old male from Raleigh County, a 92-year old male from Ohio County, a 91-year old female from Raleigh County, a 92-year old female from Harrison County, a 74-year old male from Webster County, a 49-year old male from Wyoming County, a 60-year old female from Kanawha County, a 95-year old male from Fayette County, an 88-year old male from Mineral County, an 89-year old female from Randolph County, a 74-year old male from Roane County, an 82-year old female from Jackson County, a 78-year old male from Jackson County, a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, a 57-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old female from Harrison County, a 101-year old male from Logan County, an 85-year old male from Monroe County, a 97-year old female from Barbour County, an 82-year old female from Summers County, an 87-year old male from Morgan County, a 76-year old female from Mercer County, an 84-year old female from Ohio County, a 78-year old male from Fayette County, a 73-year old male from Mercer County, a 71-year old female from McDowell County, and a 52-year old male from Wayne County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 29, 2022, there are currently 376 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 51 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,794 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 155 residents are hospitalized with the virus (60% unvaccinated, 40% vaccinated), with 50 currently in intensive care (58% unvaccinated, 42% vaccinated) and 23 on a ventilator (52% unvaccinated, 48% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 2.42%. 

A total of 968,092 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 421,950 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (21), Boone (5), Braxton (5), Brooke (2), Cabell (19), Calhoun (0), Clay (2), Doddridge (2), Fayette (9), Gilmer (0), Grant (2), Greenbrier (10), Hampshire (3), Hancock (7), Hardy (1), Harrison (16), Jackson (0), Jefferson (18), Kanawha (21), Lewis (3), Lincoln (2), Logan (2), Marion (17), Marshall (5), Mason (2), McDowell (6), Mercer (23), Mineral (5), Mingo (15), Monongalia (24), Monroe (3), Morgan (4), Nicholas (8), Ohio (7), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (2), Preston (6), Putnam (12), Raleigh (17), Randolph (4), Ritchie (2), Roane (8), Summers (3), Taylor (3), Tucker (4), Tyler (0), Upshur (6), Wayne (0), Webster (4), Wetzel (6), Wirt (1), Wood (13), Wyoming (9).

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