DHHR confirms 14 additional COVID-19 deaths as a result of ‘continuing data reconciliation’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 14 COVID-19 related deaths in the Mountain State in Thursday’s report but the majority were as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 76-year old male from Fayette County, a 38-year old male from Fayette County, a 41-year old male from Hancock County, a 69-year old male from Berkeley County, a 97-year old male from Lincoln County, a 63-year old male from Wood County, an 88-year old male from Jackson County, an 80-year old male from McDowell County, a 76-year old female from Raleigh County, a 69-year old male from Marion County, a 78-year old male from Berkeley County, an 87-year old female from Nicholas County, an 81-year old female from Monongalia County, and an 85-year old male from Berkeley County.

“Thirteen of the 14 deaths reported in today’s dashboard report are a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate,” the DHHR release said.

“One of the thirteen deaths was from December 2020; two were from April 2021; two from May 2021; while five of the deaths occurred in June 2021; and three in July 2021.”

The statewide death total due to the virus is now 2,934.

Active cases of COVID-19 rose on Thursday by 38 to 1,225. 126 new cases of the virus were added.

The state has recorded 35 Delta variant cases, which is up 13 from previous reports.

The DHHR said as of Thursday that 871,535 West Virginians 12 and older have been fully vaccinated, equaling to 55.9% of the population. 67.4% of that population have received at least one dose.

Here are the cases per county:: Barbour (1,522), Berkeley (12,969), Boone (2,188), Braxton (1,035), Brooke (2,255), Cabell (8,997), Calhoun (399), Clay (544), Doddridge (648), Fayette (3,585), Gilmer (891), Grant (1,321), Greenbrier (2,916), Hampshire (1,935), Hancock (2,860), Hardy (1,588), Harrison (6,270), Jackson (2,280), Jefferson (4,824), Kanawha (15,586), Lewis (1,324), Lincoln (1,612), Logan (3,316), Marion (4,699), Marshall (3,562), Mason (2,092), McDowell (1,655), Mercer (5,238), Mineral (3,005), Mingo (2,795), Monongalia (9,452), Monroe (1,229), Morgan (1,256), Nicholas (1,935), Ohio (4,332), Pendleton (726), Pleasants (960), Pocahontas (682), Preston (2,972), Putnam (5,402), Raleigh (7,136), Randolph (2,872), Ritchie (768), Roane (669), Summers (868), Taylor (1,305), Tucker (549), Tyler (754), Upshur (2007), Wayne (3,204), Webster (587), Wetzel (1,403), Wirt (469), Wood (7,993), Wyoming (2,083).





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