Active COVID cases remain steady in latest report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources says there have now been more than 4,500 COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia since the pandemic began.

The agency has confirmed a total of 4,511 deaths after 21 deaths were added in Thursday’s report.

The most recent deaths reported include a 50-year old male from Tyler County, a 68-year old female from Tyler County, an 85-year old male from Fayette County, a 79-year old male from Kanawha County, a 54-year old male from Tyler County, a 53-year old male from Roane County, a 54-year old male from Fayette County, an 80-year old female from Wetzel County, a 66-year old female from Tyler County, a 62-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 79-year old female from Raleigh County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, a 90-year old female from Wetzel County, a 69-year old female from Ohio County, a 63-year old female from Berkeley County, and a 72-year old male from Kanawha County.

The agency reported 888 new COVID cases Thursday along with marking 840 other cases as recovered. Active cases are now at 6,662.

Hospitalizations were listed Thursday morning at 561 with 184 patients in ICU and 103 patients on ventilators.

There are currently 10 counties that are ‘red’ on the COVID-19 daily alert map indicating a high rate of spread including Hancock, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Nicolas, Taylor, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy and Berkeley counties.

Current active cases per county include: Barbour (71), Berkeley (391), Boone (123), Braxton (49), Brooke (63), Cabell (299), Calhoun (36), Clay (35), Doddridge (23), Fayette (145), Gilmer (44), Grant (64), Greenbrier (104), Hampshire (86), Hancock (125), Hardy (81), Harrison (296), Jackson (67), Jefferson (122), Kanawha (593), Lewis (61), Lincoln (153), Logan (99), Marion (289), Marshall (91), Mason (71), McDowell (64), Mercer (251), Mineral (113), Mingo (88), Monongalia (335), Monroe (41), Morgan (55), Nicholas (172), Ohio (107), Pendleton (18), Pleasants (17), Pocahontas (18), Preston (131), Putnam (305), Raleigh (284), Randolph (89), Ritchie (16), Roane (90), Summers (45), Taylor (111), Tucker (30), Tyler (13), Upshur (115), Wayne (102), Webster (46), Wetzel (57), Wirt (12), Wood (241), Wyoming (115).

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