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West Virginia reports 854 active COVID cases, one new death on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 854 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 28 since the last report. 

Locally, reported active case totals are: Upshur (12), Barbour (5), Lewis (8), Randolph (7) and Webster (1) counties.

One additional death has been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 75-year old female from Fayette County. 

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 2, 2022, there are currently 854 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There has been one death reported since the last report, with a total of 6,857 deaths attributed to COVID-19.,” according to a press release. 

About 100 residents are hospitalized with the virus (50% unvaccinated, 50% vaccinated), with 21 currently in intensive care (48% unvaccinated, 52% vaccinated) and 12 on a ventilator (58% unvaccinated, 42% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 4.96%. 

A total of 974,434 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 54% of the state. Of those, 469,834 are fully vaccinated and have received their booster dose. 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (5), Berkeley (74), Boone (10), Braxton (2), Brooke (7), Cabell (40), Calhoun (10), Clay (1), Doddridge (1), Fayette (25), Gilmer (1), Grant (2), Greenbrier (39), Hampshire (10), Hancock (14), Hardy (6), Harrison (25), Jackson (4), Jefferson (27), Kanawha (101), Lewis (8), Lincoln (8), Logan (30), Marion (32), Marshall (22), Mason (4), McDowell (5), Mercer (31), Mineral (4), Mingo (6), Monongalia (53), Monroe (4), Morgan (8), Nicholas (11), Ohio (42), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (3), Pocahontas (19), Preston (7), Putnam (26), Raleigh (52), Randolph (7), Ritchie (1), Roane (3), Summers (3), Taylor (5), Tucker (5), Tyler (1), Upshur (12), Wayne (3), Webster (1), Wetzel (5), Wirt (1), Wood (15), Wyoming (9).

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