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West Virginia reports 422 active COVID cases, seven new deaths on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 422 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 27 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (4), Barbour (2), Lewis (1), Randolph (8) and Webster (2) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of four active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 67-year old female from Taylor County, a 73-year old male from Mercer County, an 80-year old male from Fayette County, a 75-year old female from Hampshire County, an 88-year old female from Kanawha County, a 59-year old male from Fayette County, and a 90-year old male from Mercer County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 24, 2022, there are currently 422 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been seven deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,687 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 193 residents are hospitalized with the virus (61% unvaccinated, 39% vaccinated), with 48 currently in intensive care (67% unvaccinated, 33% vaccinated) and 30 on a ventilator (73% unvaccinated, 27% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.29%. 

A total of 967,398 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 420,442 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (25), Boone (1), Braxton (6), Brooke (5), Cabell (26), Calhoun (1), Clay (1), Doddridge (2), Fayette (5), Gilmer (0), Grant (3), Greenbrier (18), Hampshire (4), Hancock (3), Hardy (1), Harrison (17), Jackson (5), Jefferson (11), Kanawha (31), Lewis (1), Lincoln (5), Logan (6), Marion (14), Marshall (6), Mason (4), McDowell (9), Mercer (36), Mineral (1), Mingo (5), Monongalia (39), Monroe (1), Morgan (4), Nicholas (8), Ohio (5), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (1), Preston (10), Putnam (6), Raleigh (23), Randolph (8), Ritchie (3), Roane (2), Summers (7), Taylor (7), Tucker (4), Tyler (0), Upshur (4), Wayne (8), Webster (2), Wetzel (0), Wirt (0), Wood (14), Wyoming (8).

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