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West Virginia reports 446 active COVID cases, eight new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 446 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 33 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (3), Barbour (4), Lewis (0), Randolph (11) and Webster (0) counties.

Eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 75-year old male from Hampshire County, a 93-year old female from Clay County, an 83-year old female from Putnam County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, an 83-year old male from Summers County, a 79-year old male from Harrison County, and a 78-year old female from Tyler County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 19, 2022, there are currently 446 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 8 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,804 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 88 residents are hospitalized with the virus (43% unvaccinated, 57% vaccinated), with 22 currently in intensive care (27% unvaccinated, 73% vaccinated) and 9 on a ventilator (44% unvaccinated, 56% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 2.96%. 

A total of 972,380 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 454,019 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (36), Boone (8), Braxton (2), Brooke (2), Cabell (30), Calhoun (3), Clay (0), Doddridge (0), Fayette (12), Gilmer (1), Grant (3), Greenbrier (14), Hampshire (6), Hancock (5), Hardy (2), Harrison (14), Jackson (1), Jefferson (21), Kanawha (30), Lewis (0), Lincoln (3), Logan (10), Marion (21), Marshall (8), Mason (7), McDowell (3), Mercer (21), Mineral (5), Mingo (3), Monongalia (33), Monroe (2), Morgan (5), Nicholas (2), Ohio (17), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (0), Preston (12), Putnam (28), Raleigh (16), Randolph (11), Ritchie (1), Roane (3), Summers (1), Taylor (7), Tucker (1), Tyler (1), Upshur (3), Wayne (2), Webster (0), Wetzel (2), Wirt (0), Wood (16), Wyoming (7).

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