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West Virginia reports 8,604 active COVID cases, 28 new deaths on Tuesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 8,604 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 142 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (68), Barbour (61), Lewis (57), Randolph (111) and Webster (26) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of four active cases in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-eight additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR, including a 63-year old male from Cabell County, a 73-year old female from Wayne County, a 53-year old male from Harrison County, an 85-year old male from Raleigh County, a 77-year old female from Raleigh County, a 52-year old male from Cabell County, a 71-year old male from Fayette County, a 62-year old male from Webster County, a 75-year old female from Berkeley County, a 61-year old male from Cabell County, and a 78-year old male from Ohio County.

Other new deaths reported as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are a 38-year old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Mineral County, a 68-year old male from Wetzel County, an 86-year old female from Monroe County, a 42-year old male from Logan County, a 70-year old male from Wood County, a 70-year old male from Braxton County, a 55-year old female from Mingo County, a 64-year old male from Lewis County, an 82-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 73-year old male from Mason County, a 75-year old male from Lincoln County, a 96-year old male from Mercer County, a 78-year old male from Randolph County, a 60-year old female from Fayette County, a 50-year old female from Fayette County, and a 54-year old male from Marion County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 28, 2021, there are currently 8,604 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 28 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,288 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 635 residents are hospitalized with the virus (80% unvaccinated, 20% vaccinated), with 194 currently in intensive care (88% unvaccinated, 12% vaccinated) and 101 on a ventilator (88% unvaccinated, 12% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 14.19%.

A total of 917,204 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 51% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (61), Berkeley (1,233), Boone (92), Braxton (74), Brooke (85), Cabell (416), Calhoun (25), Clay (33), Doddridge (20), Fayette (223), Gilmer (42), Grant (50), Greenbrier (200), Hampshire (73), Hancock (92), Hardy (69), Harrison (309), Jackson (84), Jefferson (564), Kanawha (585), Lewis (57), Lincoln (72), Logan (140), Marion (239), Marshall (130), Mason (95), McDowell (99), Mercer (427), Mineral (103), Mingo (98), Monongalia (335), Monroe (106), Morgan (141), Nicholas (145), Ohio (217), Pendleton (13), Pleasants (20), Pocahontas (17), Preston (109), Putnam (284), Raleigh (377), Randolph (111), Ritchie (23), Roane (52), Summers (67), Taylor (97), Tucker (8), Tyler (24), Upshur (68), Wayne (153), Webster (26), Wetzel (61), Wirt (20), Wood (232), Wyoming (108).

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