DHHR confirms 47 additional COVID related deaths in Wednesday report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 47 additional COVID-19 related deaths in the Mountain State in Wednesday’s report.

The DHHR also confirmed 6,754 active cases in the state, nearly the same number from Tuesday’s 6,733 active cases. The DHHR added 883 new cases Wednesday.

The deaths confirmed include that of a 72-year old female from Hancock County, a 75-year old female from Harrison County, a 64-year old female from Harrison County, a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, an 89-year old female from Lincoln County, a 65-year old female from Harrison County, an 82-year old female from Kanawha County, an 87-year old female from Kanawha County, a 92-year old male from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Mercer County, a 79-year old female from Nicholas County, a 62-year old male from Berkeley County, a 64-year old male from Kanawha County, a 58-year old male from Mineral County, a 68-year old male from Pocahontas County, a 78-year old female from Braxton County, a 73-year old female from Marion County, a 58-year old male from Grant County, a 77-year old male from Berkeley County, a 77-year old female from Wayne County, a 65-year old male from Wood County, and a 92-year old female from Putnam County.

Additional deaths include an 85-year old female from Preston County, a 90-year old female from Mercer County, a 95-year old male from Taylor County, a 61-year old male from Putnam County, an 86-year old female from McDowell County, a 65-year old female from Nicholas County, a 72-year old male from Clay County, a 74-year old male from Kanawha County, a 55-year old female from Mineral County, a 62-year old male from Brooke County, a 63-year old male from Marshall County, an 80-year old male from Wetzel County, an 81-year old male from Marion County, a 73-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 95-year old female from Kanawha County, an 85-year old female from Boone County, a 38-year old female from Kanawha County, a 60-year old male from Putnam County, a 68-year old female from Logan County, a 95-year old male from Jackson County, and a 78-year old female from Raleigh County.

Included in the total deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are a 51-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 49-year old female from Wetzel County, a 72-year old female from Greenbrier County, and a 72-year old male from Wood County. These deaths occurred in October 2021, a release said.

“At the holidays, we want to gather with family in our homes, not in the hospital,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Protect yourself and your loved ones by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Hospitalizations decreased by 16 to 512 in Wednesday’s report.

Gov. Jim Justice’s next media briefing is set for Wednesday.

Current active cases per county: Barbour (70), Berkeley (511), Boone (103), Braxton (37), Brooke (96), Cabell (277), Calhoun (40), Clay (19), Doddridge (18), Fayette (232), Gilmer (9), Grant (58), Greenbrier (70), Hampshire (119), Hancock (115), Hardy (86), Harrison (258), Jackson (67), Jefferson (225), Kanawha (446), Lewis (69), Lincoln (73), Logan (106), Marion (241), Marshall (162), Mason (120), McDowell (92), Mercer (288), Mineral (98), Mingo (149), Monongalia (229), Monroe (33), Morgan (70), Nicholas (165), Ohio (204), Pendleton (59), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (20), Preston (159), Putnam (233), Raleigh (294), Randolph (92), Ritchie (28), Roane (40), Summers (33), Taylor (69), Tucker (12), Tyler (35), Upshur (88), Wayne (101), Webster (80), Wetzel (78), Wirt (26), Wood (290), Wyoming (46). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.





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