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West Virginia reports daily record 4,947 new COVID cases Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 11,793 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That includes 4,947 new daily cases, the highest daily increase since the pandemic began.

The number of active cases represents a decline from Wednesday because the DHHR has changed how they count those.

“Active cases of COVID-19 displayed on the dashboard now reflect an active status length of 5 days instead of 10 days to coincide with the revised isolation guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the DHHR said in a press release.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (82), Barbour (52), Lewis (100), Randolph (163) and Webster (26) counties.

Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 66-year old male from Morgan County, a 69-year old male from Greenbrier County, an 82-year old male from Mason County, a 78-year old female from Logan County, a 76-year old male from Summers County, a 73-year old female from Berkeley County, an 83-year old male from Berkeley County, a 51-year old female from Braxton County, a 73-year old female from Raleigh County, a 64-year old female from Grant County, a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, an 89-year old female from Raleigh County, a 55-year old female from Roane County, a 64-year old female from Grant County, a 77-year old female from Lincoln County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 58-year old male from Raleigh County, a 79-year old female from Harrison County, a 49-year old male from Wyoming County and an 89-year old male from Greenbrier County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 6, 2022, there are currently 11,793 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 20 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,392 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 725 residents are hospitalized with the virus (78% unvaccinated, 22% vaccinated), with 196 currently in intensive care (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated) and 119 on a ventilator (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 17.36%.

A total of 923,038 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, the DHHR said.  That’s about 52% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (52), Berkeley (1,813), Boone (109), Braxton (82), Brooke (106), Cabell (771), Calhoun (18), Clay (57), Doddridge (11), Fayette (231), Gilmer (15), Grant (79), Greenbrier (186), Hampshire (132), Hancock (187), Hardy (129), Harrison (374), Jackson (109), Jefferson (782), Kanawha (1,120), Lewis (100), Lincoln (94), Logan (152), Marion (307), Marshall (158), Mason (119), McDowell (73), Mercer (245), Mineral (199), Mingo (80), Monongalia (812), Monroe (69), Morgan (161), Nicholas (99), Ohio (284), Pendleton (20), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (24), Preston (197), Putnam (343), Raleigh (427), Randolph (163), Ritchie (39), Roane (56), Summers (45), Taylor (104), Tucker (19), Tyler (22), Upshur (82), Wayne (171), Webster (26), Wetzel (81), Wirt (17), Wood (490), Wyoming (116).

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