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West Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll continues to surge with 65 new deaths Wednesday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Wednesday that 11,331 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 53 since the last report.

Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (160), Barbour (76), Lewis (141), Randolph (88) and Webster (62) counties. In Upshur County, that’s an increase of seven active cases in the last 24 hours.

Sixty-five additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR:

  • a 73-year old male from Lewis County,
  • a 60-year old female from Barbour County,
  • a 44-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 76-year old female from Hardy County,
  • a 65-year old male from Berkeley County,
  • a 57-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 78-year old female from Morgan County,
  • a 71-year old male from Wyoming County,
  • an 81-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 65-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 55-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 63-year old female from Hancock County,
  • an 81-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 63-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 57-year old male from Hampshire County,
  • a 90-year old female from Marshall County,
  • a 66-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 64-year old male from Harrison County,
  • a 69-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 62-year old male from Summers County,
  • a 41-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 64-year old male from Mercer County,
  • a 58-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 60-year old female from Cabell County,
  • an 87-year old female from Marshall County,
  • a 67-year old male from Lincoln County,
  • a 68-year old female from Nicholas County,
  • a 73-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 64-year old female from Lincoln County,
  • a 74-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 73-year old male from Marshall County,
  • a 66-year old male from McDowell County,
  • a 72-year old male from Marion County,
  • an 81-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 69-year old male from Boone County,
  • a 71-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 76-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • an 80-year old male from Preston County,
  • a 67-year old female from Harrison County,
  • a 72-year old male from Hancock County,
  • a 78-year old female from Wood County,
  • a 51-year old female from Raleigh County,
  • a 64-year old female from Cabell County,
  • a 71-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 56-year old male from Cabell County,
  • a 78-year old male from Kanawha County,
  • a 56-year old male from Fayette County,
  • a 46-year old male from Wood County,
  • an 81-year old male from Hampshire County,
  • a 73-year old female from Grant County,
  • a 70-year old female from Morgan County,
  • a 51-year old male from Marion County,
  • a 59-year old female from Berkeley County,
  • a 44-year old female from Marion County,
  • a 46-year old female from Preston County,
  • a 64-year old male from Hampshire County,
  • an 81-year old male from Jefferson County,
  • a 76-year old female from Wood County,
  • an 83-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 96-year old male from Raleigh County,
  • an 83-year old female from Wayne County,
  • a 68-year old male from Wayne County,
  • a 67-year old male from Wood County,
  • a 69-year old female from Wood County,
  • and a 70-year old female from Monongalia County.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 6, 2021, there are currently 11,331 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 65 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,839 deaths attributed to COVID-19,” according to a press release.

About 890 residents are hospitalized with the virus (82% unvaccinated, 18% vaccinated), with 260 currently in intensive care (89% unvaccinated, 11% vaccinated) and 181 on a ventilator (92% unvaccinated, 8% vaccinated). The daily percent positive was 11.36%.

A total of 888,900 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in West Virginia, meaning they have received both doses of the vaccine, the DHHR said.  That’s about 50% of the state.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (76), Berkeley (747), Boone (192), Braxton (86), Brooke (82), Cabell (605), Calhoun (23), Clay (38), Doddridge (92), Fayette (280), Gilmer (40), Grant (102), Greenbrier (185), Hampshire (78), Hancock (164), Hardy (82), Harrison (685), Jackson (191), Jefferson (237), Kanawha (992), Lewis (141), Lincoln (148), Logan (230), Marion (526), Marshall (196), Mason (173), McDowell (182), Mercer (442), Mineral (189), Mingo (166), Monongalia (286), Monroe (49), Morgan (74), Nicholas (195), Ohio (142), Pendleton (21), Pleasants (36), Pocahontas (29), Preston (290), Putnam (419), Raleigh (386), Randolph (88), Ritchie (89), Roane (136), Summers (53), Taylor (93), Tucker (36), Tyler (56), Upshur (160), Wayne (327), Webster (62), Wetzel (128), Wirt (41), Wood (633), Wyoming (132).

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