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West Virginia reports 6,832 active COVID cases, seven new deaths on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 6,832 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 170 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (118), Barbour (71), Lewis (68), Randolph (100) and Webster (33) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of three active cases in the last 24 hours.

Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 73-year old male from Marion County, a 91-year old male from Preston County, a 57-year old male from Harrison County, an 84-year old female from Harrison County, a 51-year old male from Raleigh County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, and a 54-year old female from Kanawha County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 5, 2021, there are currently 6,832 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 7 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,518 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 543 residents are hospitalized with the virus (79% unvaccinated, 21% vaccinated), with 192 currently in intensive care (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated) and 103 on a ventilator (88% unvaccinated, 12% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 6.62%.

A total of 923,606 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.  That’s about 52% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (71), Berkeley (403), Boone (121), Braxton (54), Brooke (67), Cabell (303), Calhoun (37), Clay (41), Doddridge (21), Fayette (156), Gilmer (37), Grant (74), Greenbrier (107), Hampshire (94), Hancock (138), Hardy (78), Harrison (313), Jackson (79), Jefferson (132), Kanawha (598), Lewis (68), Lincoln (181), Logan (108), Marion (299), Marshall (89), Mason (80), McDowell (68), Mercer (275), Mineral (114), Mingo (87), Monongalia (304), Monroe (45), Morgan (61), Nicholas (178), Ohio (107), Pendleton (14), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (19), Preston (133), Putnam (298), Raleigh (265), Randolph (100), Ritchie (17), Roane (100), Summers (42), Taylor (116), Tucker (33), Tyler (15), Upshur (118), Wayne (97), Webster (33), Wetzel (61), Wirt (13), Wood (234), Wyoming (120).

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