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West Virginia reports 8,727 active COVID cases, 31 new deaths on Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 8,727 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s an increase of 132 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (81), Barbour (82), Lewis (62), Randolph (103) and Webster (30) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of three active cases in the last 24 hours.

Thirty-one additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 59-year old male from Ohio County, a 59-year old male from Fayette County, a 37-year old male from Ohio County, a 74-year old female from Mason County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 52-year old female from Mingo County, a 58-year old female from Summers County, a 60-year old female from Marion County, a 40-year old male from Doddridge County, an 86-year old male from Jefferson County, a 77-year old female from Harrison County, a 53-year old male from Brooke County, a 68-year old male from Kanawha County, a 51-year old male from Ohio County, a 79-year old male from Jackson County, a 65-year old male from Marshall County, a 28-year old male from Harrison County, a 75-year old female from Monongalia County, a 91-year old female from Fayette County, a 40-year old female from Preston County, an 82-year old female from Raleigh County, a 70-year old male from Morgan County, a 54-year old male from Nicholas County, a 67-year old male from Kanawha County, a 44-year old male from Barbour County, a 61-year old male from Mercer County, an 86-year old male from Hardy County, a 72-year old male from Lewis County, a 64-year old male from Logan County, a 60-year old male from Wood County, and a 73-year old male from Mineral County..

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 22, 2021, there are currently 8,727 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 31 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,242 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 605 residents are hospitalized with the virus (79% unvaccinated, 21% vaccinated), with 208 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 114 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 8.41%.

A total of 914,426 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 (82), Berkeley (1,299), Boone (97), Braxton (63), Brooke (88), Cabell (354), Calhoun (44), Clay (45), Doddridge (30), Fayette (351), Gilmer (43), Grant (60), Greenbrier (187), Hampshire (66), Hancock (120), Hardy (77), Harrison (314), Jackson (87), Jefferson (494), Kanawha (543), Lewis (62), Lincoln (91), Logan (148), Marion (218), Marshall (99), Mason (113), McDowell (106), Mercer (434), Mineral (93), Mingo (98), Monongalia (252), Monroe (117), Morgan (166), Nicholas (195), Ohio (230), Pendleton (14), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (18), Preston (102), Putnam (252), Raleigh (449), Randolph (103), Ritchie (38), Roane (64), Summers (56), Taylor (82), Tucker (11), Tyler (13), Upshur (81), Wayne (153), Webster (30), Wetzel (38), Wirt (15), Wood (234), Wyoming (93).

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