DHHR: Active COVID cases drop toward 7,000 mark

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia continued to drop toward the 7,000 mark in information released Saturday by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

The agency now lists those cases at 7,060. There were 370 newly confirmed cases reported Saturday with no additional deaths.

Of note, Kanawha County went green in both  infection rate and percent positivity Saturday. The state’s most populous county has fully vaccinated 46% of its eligible population.

“Phenomenal work on the part of Dr. Sherri Young (Kanawha-Charleston Health Department) and Monica Mason (Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority),” Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper told MetroNews Saturday.

Overall confirmed cases per county include:  Barbour (1,405), Berkeley (12,089), Boone (1,957), Braxton (891), Brooke (2,165), Cabell (8,590), Calhoun (284), Clay (470), Doddridge (573), Fayette (3,361), Gilmer (783), Grant (1,262), Greenbrier (2,743), Hampshire (1,760), Hancock (2,756), Hardy (1,499), Harrison (5,572), Jackson (2,008), Jefferson (4,513), Kanawha (14,609), Lewis (1,154), Lincoln (1,441), Logan (3,027), Marion (4,311), Marshall (3,361), Mason (1,980), McDowell (1,537), Mercer (4,700), Mineral (2,817), Mingo (2,498), Monongalia (9,100), Monroe (1,109), Morgan (1,130), Nicholas (1,586), Ohio (4,134), Pendleton (697), Pleasants (857), Pocahontas (661), Preston (2,845), Putnam (5,006), Raleigh (6,601), Randolph (2,526), Ritchie (683), Roane (600), Summers (795), Taylor (1,211), Tucker (523), Tyler (685), Upshur (1,842), Wayne (3,001), Webster (469), Wetzel (1,282), Wirt (400), Wood (7,678), Wyoming (1,961).





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