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West Virginia reports 4,440 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 13,607 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 339 active cases since the last report. A total of 4,440 new cases were reported Wednesday.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (125), Barbour (58), Lewis (74), Randolph (175) and Webster (25) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of 19 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – an 89-year old male from Hancock County, an 85-year old male from Pleasants County, an 85-year old male from Mercer County, a 68-year old female from Nicholas County, a 93-year old female from Wood County, a 61-year old female from Upshur County, a 43-year old female from Raleigh County, a 46-year old male from Nicholas County, a 73-year old male from Wood County, a 71-year old male from Nicholas County, a 58-year old female from Putnam County, a 69-year old female from Marion County, an 83-year old female from Raleigh County, a 77-year old female from Marion County, a 43-year old female from Raleigh County, a 70-year old male from Wood County, a 59-year old female from Taylor County, an 88-year old female from Summers County, a 79-year old female from Wood County, a 69-year old female from Raleigh County, a 67-year old male from Mingo County, a 72-year old male from Marshall County, a 74-year old female from Lewis County, a 63-year old male from Raleigh County, a 77-year old male from Mercer County, a 71-year old male from Raleigh County, an 86-year old female from Wyoming County, an 84-year old female from Raleigh County, and a 51-year old female from Cabell County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 12, 2022, there are currently 13,607 COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 29 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,481 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 803 residents are hospitalized with the virus (75% unvaccinated, 25% vaccinated), with 220 currently in intensive care (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated) and 128 on a ventilator (92% unvaccinated, 8% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 18.55%.

A total of 940,882 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 357,875 have received their booster dose.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (58), Berkeley (1,580), Boone (137), Braxton (83), Brooke (129), Cabell (795), Calhoun (33), Clay (48), Doddridge (22), Fayette (292), Gilmer (18), Grant (74), Greenbrier (239), Hampshire (136), Hancock (214), Hardy (103), Harrison (414), Jackson (73), Jefferson (801), Kanawha (1,284), Lewis (74), Lincoln (127), Logan (184), Marion (420), Marshall (281), Mason (108), McDowell (94), Mercer (372), Mineral (288), Mingo (126), Monongalia (998), Monroe (89), Morgan (147), Nicholas (91), Ohio (449), Pendleton (37), Pleasants (44), Pocahontas (15), Preston (187), Putnam (440), Raleigh (799), Randolph (175), Ritchie (36), Roane (60), Summers (67), Taylor (98), Tucker (12), Tyler (39), Upshur (125), Wayne (200), Webster (25), Wetzel (120), Wirt (20), Wood (603), Wyoming (124).

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