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DHHR: Active COVID-19 cases drop below 2,000

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia have dropped below 2,000 for the first time since May 30, 2020.

Wednesday’s report from the state Department of Health and Human Resources put active case at 1,957. The agency confirmed 62 new cases and two new deaths over the past 24 hours. The agency said nearly 159,000 people in West Virginia have recovered from the virus.

The deaths include a 68-year old female from Cabell County and a 73-year old male from Raleigh County. Total deaths are now at 2,872.

COVID-19 hospitalization are at 91, the lowest total since last July.

Wednesday’s vaccination numbers from the federal Centers for Disease Control show 52% of state residents 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 86% of those 65 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Total overall per county include: Barbour (1,514), Berkeley (12,823), Boone (2,175), Braxton (1,009), Brooke (2,247), Cabell (8,869), Calhoun (382), Clay (543), Doddridge (640), Fayette (3,545), Gilmer (884), Grant (1,309), Greenbrier (2,886), Hampshire (1,920), Hancock (2,843), Hardy (1,572), Harrison (6,177), Jackson (2,243), Jefferson (4,793), Kanawha (15,476), Lewis (1,280), Lincoln (1,601), Logan (3,283), Marion (4,641), Marshall (3,536), Mason (2,056), McDowell (1,613), Mercer (5,149), Mineral (2,972), Mingo (2,750), Monongalia (9,387), Monroe (1,217), Morgan (1,225), Nicholas (1,899), Ohio (4,306), Pendleton (724), Pleasants (958), Pocahontas (680), Preston (2,958), Putnam (5,321), Raleigh (7,081), Randolph (2,851), Ritchie (756), Roane (660), Summers (863), Taylor (1,276), Tucker (546), Tyler (743), Upshur (1,964), Wayne (3,179), Webster (543), Wetzel (1,385), Wirt (456), Wood (7,936), Wyoming (2,044).





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