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DHHR says active COVID cases top 28,000

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases are now above 28,000, according to new information released Tuesday by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

There remained technical problems with the agency’s COVID dashboard Tuesday. It was not immediately interactive.

Active cases, now at 28,035, were boosted by 1,473 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

The DHHR also reported 23 additional deaths Tuesday, 14 of which were deaths not originally included in the COVID totals.

The additional deaths include a 90-year old male from Preston County, a 90-year old male from Lincoln County, a 71-year old male from Mercer County, a 71-year old female from Tucker County, an 80-year old male from Monongalia County, a 79-year old male from Putnam County, an 85-year old female from Cabell County, a 45-year old male from Upshur County, a 79-year old female from Hancock County, an 89-year old male from Wood County, an 80-year old male from Mason County, an 87-year old female from Jefferson County, an 80-year old male from Tucker County, and a 66-year old male from Mercer County.

The nine newly confirmed deaths include an 87-year old male from Summers County, an 80-year old female from Summers County, a 52-year old male from Fayette County, a 55-year old female from Mercer County, a 49-year old male from Lincoln County, a 65-year old female from Berkeley County, a 77-year old female from Wayne County, a 48-year old female from Greenbrier County, and a 64-year old female from Lewis County.

Total deaths are now at 3,261.

There were 879 COVID-19 patients in West Virginia hospitals Tuesday. The previous peak of 818 patients was exceeded over the weekend. There were 267 patients in ICU Tuesday and 158 of them on ventilators, which are both pandemic highs.

Nearly 74% of state residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 59.7% in that age group have been fully vaccinated.

Overall confirmed COVID-19 cases per county include: Berkeley (15,410), Boone (2,774), Braxton (1,510), Brooke (2,644), Cabell (12,042), Calhoun (725), Clay (934), Doddridge (902), Fayette (4,775), Gilmer (1,089), Grant (1,693), Greenbrier (3,948), Hampshire (2,435), Hancock (3,323), Hardy (1,987), Harrison (7,979), Jackson (2,912), Jefferson (5,707), Kanawha (19,817), Lewis (2,129), Lincoln (2,150), Logan (4,335), Marion (5,913), Marshall (4,437), Mason (2,877), McDowell (2,171), Mercer (6,844), Mineral (3,695), Mingo (3,662), Monongalia (10,921), Monroe (1,759), Morgan (1,617), Nicholas (2,704), Ohio (5,221), Pendleton (952), Pleasants (1,174), Pocahontas (901), Preston (3,697), Putnam (6,938), Raleigh (9,212), Randolph (4,146), Ritchie (1,068), Roane (1,003), Summers (1,119), Taylor (1,707), Tucker (797), Tyler (1,083), Upshur (3,138), Wayne (4,315), Webster (835), Wetzel (2,005), Wirt (631), Wood (10,355), Wyoming (2,887).

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