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West Virginia reports decrease in active COVID-19 cases, twenty new deaths on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 5,991 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 763 since the last report on Nov. 24.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (84), Barbour (51), Lewis (92), Randolph (48) and Webster (60) counties. In Upshur County, that’s a decrease of four active cases since last Wednesday.

Twenty additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR – a 60-year old female from Raleigh County, a 48-year old male from Nicholas County, a 69-year old male from Kanawha County, a 69-year old male from Preston County, a 53-year old female from Taylor County, a 55-year old male from Kanawha County, a 74-year old female from Fayette County, a 63-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 64-year old male from Lincoln County, a 72-year old male from Raleigh County, a 49-year old female from Kanawha County, a 64-year old male from Berkeley County, a 54-year old female from Jefferson County, a 97-year old female from Kanawha County, a 75-year old male from Logan County, an 88-year old female from Randolph County, a 68-year old male from Raleigh County, a 95-year old male from Kanawha County, a 60-year old female from Jefferson County, and an 89-year old female from Preston County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of November 29, 2021, there are currently 5,991 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 20 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,837 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 566 residents are hospitalized with the virus (75% unvaccinated, 25% vaccinated), with 182 currently in intensive care (81% unvaccinated, 19% vaccinated) and 104 on a ventilator (87% unvaccinated, 13% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 13.10%.

A total of 918,686 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 (51), Berkeley (526), Boone (84), Braxton (41), Brooke (76), Cabell (253), Calhoun (27), Clay (21), Doddridge (28), Fayette (196), Gilmer (12), Grant (56), Greenbrier (72), Hampshire (84), Hancock (101), Hardy (61), Harrison (263), Jackson (66), Jefferson (236), Kanawha (399), Lewis (92), Lincoln (59), Logan (89), Marion (180), Marshall (117), Mason (86), McDowell (81), Mercer (287), Mineral (96), Mingo (101), Monongalia (177), Monroe (37), Morgan (88), Nicholas (162), Ohio (174), Pendleton (39), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (23), Preston (115), Putnam (181), Raleigh (263), Randolph (48), Ritchie (18), Roane (37), Summers (34), Taylor (78), Tucker (6), Tyler (34), Upshur (84), Wayne (90), Webster (60), Wetzel (57), Wirt (26), Wood (258), Wyoming (43).

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