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West Virginia reports 6,267 active COVID cases, 27 new deaths Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 6,267 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 467 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (84), Barbour (57), Lewis (112), Randolph (60) and Webster (52) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an unchanged number active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 70-year old female from Braxton County, a 92-year old female from Hardy County, a 77-year old male from Marion County, a 70-year old female from Mercer County, an 86-year old female from Lincoln County, a 92-year old female from Pleasants County, a 68-year old male from Preston County, an 83-year old female from Tyler County, a 56-year old female from Calhoun County, a 63-year old male from Clay County, a 46-year old male from Putnam County, an 87-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Nicholas County, a 96-year old female from Mineral County, an 82-year old male from Grant County, a 72-year old female from Kanawha County, an 89-year old female from Webster County, an 85-year old male from Mingo County, a 71-year old male from Ohio County, a 78-year old male from Nicholas County, a 64-year old male from Ohio County, a 79-year old female from Mingo County, a 27-year old female from Putnam County, a 64-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 67-year old male from Berkeley County, a 69-year old male from Jackson County, and an 86-year old female from Marion County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 1, 2021, there are currently 6,267 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 27 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,895 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 561 residents are hospitalized with the virus (76% unvaccinated, 24% vaccinated), with 181 currently in intensive care (82% unvaccinated, 18% vaccinated) and 96 on a ventilator (84% unvaccinated, 16% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 9.11%.

A total of 892,381 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, according to the DHHR.  That’s about 50% of the state. These numbers were revised downward to account for boosters, the DHHR said Tuesday. About 12% of the state has received a booster.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (57), Berkeley (540), Boone (79), Braxton (35), Brooke (88), Cabell (289), Calhoun (34), Clay (23), Doddridge (31), Fayette (157), Gilmer (11), Grant (53), Greenbrier (72), Hampshire (98), Hancock (95), Hardy (61), Harrison (303), Jackson (66), Jefferson (262), Kanawha (401), Lewis (112), Lincoln (73), Logan (124), Marion (191), Marshall (109), Mason (59), McDowell (65), Mercer (283), Mineral (98), Mingo (123), Monongalia (203), Monroe (41), Morgan (79), Nicholas (170), Ohio (171), Pendleton (32), Pleasants (19), Pocahontas (23), Preston (131), Putnam (183), Raleigh (287), Randolph (60), Ritchie (21), Roane (46), Summers (30), Taylor (74), Tucker (8), Tyler (24), Upshur (84), Wayne (100), Webster (52), Wetzel (66), Wirt (26), Wood (301), Wyoming (44).

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