Active COVID-19 cases stay above 7TH in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources reports 426 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia.

Those new numbers helped push active cases to 7,293 in Wednesday’s report.

The DHHR was also able to confirm 11 additional COVID-19 deaths including a 71-year old male from Kanawha County, an 81-year old male from Berkeley County, a 67-year old male from Mingo County, a 72-year old female from Morgan County, a 66-year old male from Cabell County, a 90-year old female from Wood County, a 74-year old female from Ohio County, a 90-year old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year old male from Jefferson County, a 79-year old female from Hancock County, and a 67-year old female from Greenbrier County.

Total deaths are now at 2,800.

Hospitalizations in connection with the virus remain in the 250 range. There are now 79 patients in intensive care which is the highest since April 8.

More than 520,000 West Virginia residents have now been fully vaccinated against the virus. The number of vaccine doses administered Tuesday statewide did pick up when compared to recent days, more than 1,700 shots were administered statewide.

Total confirmed cases per county include: Barbour (1,361), Berkeley (11,711), Boone (1,890), Braxton (873), Brooke (2,126), Cabell (8,649), Calhoun (272), Clay (459), Doddridge (558), Fayette (3,293), Gilmer (739), Grant (1,240), Greenbrier (2,643), Hampshire (1,724), Hancock (2,718), Hardy (1,447), Harrison (5,461), Jackson (1,928), Jefferson (4,373), Kanawha (14,183), Lewis (1,143), Lincoln (1,400), Logan (3,009), Marion (4,184), Marshall (3,294), Mason (1,937), McDowell (1,497), Mercer (4,591), Mineral (2,777), Mingo (2,441), Monongalia (8,977), Monroe (1,079), Morgan (1,092), Nicholas (1,522), Ohio (4,054), Pendleton (692), Pleasants (837), Pocahontas (649), Preston (2,817), Putnam (4,843), Raleigh (6,263), Randolph (2,499), Ritchie (662), Roane (584), Summers (770), Taylor (1,201), Tucker (524), Tyler (676), Upshur (1,825), Wayne (2,824), Webster (456), Wetzel (1,221), Wirt (381), Wood (7,591), Wyoming (1,928).

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