Active COVID cases top 8,000 in WV Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases surpassed 8,000 Saturday, continuing a steady climb in recent days.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported no new deaths. The total number of pandemic-related deaths is nearing 5,000 and now at 4,962.

There were 1,168 new cases.

Hospitalizations stand at 583 patients with 192 in the ICU and 97 on ventilators.

Tucker is the only county in West Virginia in the “green” on the DHHR’s COVID-19 County Alert Map.

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