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West Virginia reports 437 active COVID cases, three new deaths on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 437cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 70 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (2), Barbour (1), Lewis (1), Randolph (7) and Webster (2) counties.

Three additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 60-year old male from Kanawha County, an 81-year old male from Randolph County, and an 89-year old male from Pocahontas County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 15, 2022, there are currently 437 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been three deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,794 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 88 residents are hospitalized with the virus (51% unvaccinated, 49% vaccinated), with 31 currently in intensive care (48% unvaccinated, 52% vaccinated) and 11 on a ventilator (55% unvaccinated, 45% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 2.51%. 

A total of 971,701 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 448,197 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1), Berkeley (29), Boone (2), Braxton (1), Brooke (0), Cabell (28), Calhoun (4), Clay (0), Doddridge (3), Fayette (6), Gilmer (1), Grant (2), Greenbrier (12), Hampshire (7), Hancock (6), Hardy (1), Harrison (20), Jackson (5), Jefferson (18), Kanawha (23), Lewis (1), Lincoln (3), Logan (6), Marion (18), Marshall (3), Mason (6), McDowell (4), Mercer (21), Mineral (12), Mingo (4), Monongalia (41), Monroe (2), Morgan (5), Nicholas (4), Ohio (9), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (1), Preston (13), Putnam (23), Raleigh (23), Randolph (7), Ritchie (4), Roane (5), Summers (0), Taylor (4), Tucker (5), Tyler (0), Upshur (2), Wayne (2), Webster (2), Wetzel (2), Wirt (7), Wood (16), Wyoming (9). 

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