The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 5,951 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 1,311 since the last report.
Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (154), Barbour (79), Lewis (48), Randolph (56) and Webster (17) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 22 active cases in the last 24 hours.
Forty-four additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – of a 58-year old female from Cabell County, an 83-year old male from Hancock County, an 81-year old male from Cabell County, an 81-year old male from Clay County, a 74-year old female from Jefferson County, a 58-year old female from Lincoln County, a 66-year old female from Monongalia County, and an 87-year old female from Grant County, an 81-year old female from Cabell County, a 62-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 93-year old male from Braxton County, a 76-year old male from Mingo County, an 87-year old female from Wood County, a 65-year old female from Marion County, a 55-year old female from Jefferson County, an 82-year old male from Wayne County, a 72-year old female from Kanawha County, a 53-year old female from Putnam County, a 72-year old female from Marshall County, a 93-year old male from Fayette County, a 69-year old male from Monongalia County, an 82-year old male from Harrison County, a 58-year old female from Gilmer County, a 66-year old female from Boone County, a 91-year old female from Cabell County, a 92-year old female from Barbour County, a 91-year old female from Randolph County, a 91-year old male from Mercer County, a 68-year old male from Kanawha County, an 84-year old female from Roane County, a 97-year old female from Brooke County, an 88-year old female from Putnam County, a 73-year old male from Putnam County, a 91-year old male from Morgan County, a 71-year old male from Morgan County, a 67-year old male from Logan County, a 69-year old female from Wyoming County, an 81-year old female from Wirt County, a 94-year old female from Kanawha County, a 68-year old female from Wyoming County, a 71-year old female from Wyoming County, an 81-year old female from Hancock County, a 61-year old female from McDowell County, and a 79-year old female from Kanawha County.
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 15, 2022, there are currently 5,951 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 44 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,067 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.
About 806 residents are hospitalized with the virus (66% unvaccinated, 34% vaccinated), with 191 currently in intensive care (76% unvaccinated, 24% vaccinated) and 121 on a ventilator (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 16.97%.
A total of 957,643 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said. That’s about 53% of the state. Of those, 403,408 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose.
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (79), Berkeley (173), Boone (79), Braxton (35), Brooke (36), Cabell (277), Calhoun (18), Clay (31), Doddridge (18), Fayette (239), Gilmer (21), Grant (39), Greenbrier (169), Hampshire (44), Hancock (51), Hardy (25), Harrison (314), Jackson (46), Jefferson (83), Kanawha (619), Lewis (48), Lincoln (94), Logan (156), Marion (215), Marshall (104), Mason (96), McDowell (117), Mercer (297), Mineral (85), Mingo (191), Monongalia (197), Monroe (72), Morgan (23), Nicholas (102), Ohio (62), Pendleton (14), Pleasants (11), Pocahontas (35), Preston (146), Putnam (217), Raleigh (343), Randolph (56), Ritchie (23), Roane (38), Summers (35), Taylor (53), Tucker (22), Tyler (20), Upshur (154), Wayne (125), Webster (17), Wetzel (39), Wirt (9), Wood (208), Wyoming (131).