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West Virginia reports 508 active COVID cases, nine new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 508 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 115 since the last report. 

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (10), Barbour (4), Lewis (3), Randolph (1) and Webster (8) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of two active cases in the last 24 hours. 

Nine additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 90-year old female from Berkeley County, a 60-year old female from Berkeley County, a 91-year old male from Putnam County, an 82-year old male from Taylor County, a 63-year old male from Kanawha County, a 58-year old female from Berkeley County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, a 90-year old male from Raleigh County, and an 89-year old female from Harrison County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 22, 2022, there are currently 508 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 9 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,660 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release. 

About 198 residents are hospitalized with the virus (61% unvaccinated, 39% vaccinated), with 60 currently in intensive care (62% unvaccinated, 38% vaccinated) and 35 on a ventilator (60% unvaccinated, 40% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 1.62%. 

A total of 966,840 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 419,150 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (25), Boone (4), Braxton (14), Brooke (2), Cabell (33), Calhoun (2), Clay (2), Doddridge (2), Fayette (4), Gilmer (0), Grant (5), Greenbrier (25), Hampshire (5), Hancock (5), Hardy (0), Harrison (17), Jackson (5), Jefferson (11), Kanawha (30), Lewis (3), Lincoln (8), Logan (7), Marion (20), Marshall (7), Mason (5), McDowell (19), Mercer (36), Mineral (4), Mingo (7), Monongalia (28), Monroe (2), Morgan (5), Nicholas (9), Ohio (7), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (1), Preston (13), Putnam (12), Raleigh (23), Randolph (1), Ritchie (4), Roane (3), Summers (8), Taylor (9), Tucker (6), Tyler (0), Upshur (10), Wayne (7), Webster (8), Wetzel (6), Wirt (0), Wood (25), Wyoming (8).

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