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West Virginia reports 8,535 active COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 8,535 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 498 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (120), Barbour (85), Lewis (84), Randolph (73) and Webster (50) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of 11 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Eleven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 64-year old male from Wood County, a 50-year old male from Kanawha County, a 41-year old female from Kanawha County, a 32-year old male from Wood County, a 74-year old male from Kanawha County, a 75-year old male from Kanawha County, a 54-year old female from Wayne County, a 74-year old male from Cabell County, a 46-year old female from Hancock County, an 82-year old female from Putnam County, and a 62-year old female from Putnam County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 19, 2021, there are currently 8,535 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 11 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,145 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 746 residents are hospitalized with the virus (76% unvaccinated, 24% vaccinated), with 218 currently in intensive care (86% unvaccinated, 14% vaccinated) and 136 on a ventilator (88% unvaccinated, 12% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.74%.

A total of 905,290 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 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (85), Berkeley (599), Boone (121), Braxton (60), Brooke (56), Cabell (355), Calhoun (42), Clay (44), Doddridge (32), Fayette (222), Gilmer (26), Grant (70), Greenbrier (135), Hampshire (92), Hancock (138), Hardy (72), Harrison (538), Jackson (153), Jefferson (170), Kanawha (836), Lewis (84), Lincoln (107), Logan (127), Marion (401), Marshall (123), Mason (91), McDowell (97), Mercer (250), Mineral (159), Mingo (135), Monongalia (458), Monroe (49), Morgan (74), Nicholas (214), Ohio (147), Pendleton (17), Pleasants (29), Pocahontas (25), Preston (197), Putnam (291), Raleigh (343), Randolph (73), Ritchie (50), Roane (72), Summers (22), Taylor (73), Tucker (27), Tyler (24), Upshur (120), Wayne (141), Webster (50), Wetzel (67), Wirt (48), Wood (375), Wyoming (129).

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