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DHHR: COVID-19 hospitalizations approach 500

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — COVID-19 hospitalizations in West Virginia climbed to a pandemic-high 463 patients in numbers released by the state Department of Health and Human Resources Monday morning.

The previous high was 429 patients. Patients being treated in ICU, 136, and on ventilators, 60, are also pandemic highs in the Mountain State.

The DHHR confirmed 636 new cases Monday. Active cases are now 13,678. The daily positivity test rate was 4% Monday.

There were five deaths recorded Monday including a 66-year old female from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old male from Berkeley County, a 75-year old male from Wyoming County, and a 72-year old male from Summers County.

Overall deaths are now 667.

The COVID-19 daily alert map has Mineral, Berkeley, Brooke, Marshall and Wirt counties in the “red” category with high spread numbers.

Overall cases per county include: Barbour (355), Berkeley (2,727), Boone (585), Braxton (99), Brooke (543), Cabell (2,575), Calhoun (57), Clay (104), Doddridge (109), Fayette (1056), Gilmer (186), Grant (291), Greenbrier (396), Hampshire (277), Hancock (528), Hardy (203), Harrison (1,096), Jackson (666), Jefferson (1,181), Kanawha (5,235), Lewis (219), Lincoln (387), Logan (997), Marion (732), Marshall (1,047), Mason (349), McDowell (573), Mercer (1,227), Mineral (1,009), Mingo (926), Monongalia (3,058), Monroe (330), Morgan (234), Nicholas (303), Ohio (1,329), Pendleton (97), Pleasants (73), Pocahontas (102), Preston (472), Putnam (1,675), Raleigh (1,415), Randolph (629), Ritchie (128), Roane (148), Summers (258), Taylor (266), Tucker (105), Tyler (126), Upshur (444), Wayne (915), Webster (52), Wetzel (374), Wirt (90), Wood (2,141), Wyoming (615).





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