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DHHR: Active COVID-19 cases have doubled in 2 weeks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of active COVID-19 cases on the state’s dashboard has doubled since Thanksgiving.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported Friday that active cases have grown to 9,037. Active cases were at 4,501 on Nov. 25. The state did not update its COVID-19 dashboard during the five-day Thanksgiving break.

According to Friday’s report, 1,063 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.

There have still been no Omicron variant cases reported in West Virginia. There were reports of a case in Virginia Friday. .

DHHR also reported 30 additional deaths Friday.

The 30 deaths include 13 recent deaths and 17 deaths from September through November that weren’t originally counted as COVID deaths. The deaths were added as part of the state’s death certificate reconciliation process.

The recent deaths include a 61-year old male from Nicholas County, a 70-year old female from Preston County, a 75-year old male from Berkeley County, an 82-year old female from Ohio County, a 71-year old female from Jackson County, a 94-year old female from Ohio County, a 72-year old male from Mason County, a 78-year old male from Marion County, a 73-year old male from Raleigh County, a 64-year old female from Preston County, a 67-year old female from Hampshire County, a 72-year old female from Fayette County, and an 80-year old male from Ohio County.

The reconciliation deaths include a 48-year old male from McDowell County, a 37-year old male from McDowell County, a 70-year old male from Kanawha County, a 62-year old male from Mineral County, an 89-year old female from Summers County, a 91-year old female from Brooke County, a 69-year old male from Morgan County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 72-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old male from Wyoming County, an 83-year old male from Wyoming County, a 72-year old male from Monongalia County, a 53-year old male from Ritchie County, a 65-year old male from Putnam County, a 69-year old male from Mercer County, a 37-year old male from Randolph County, and a 63-year old male from Wyoming County.

The DHHR dashboard reports 602 hospitalizations with 208 patients being treated in ICU and 126 patients on ventilators.

Active cases per county include Barbour (61), Berkeley (941), Boone (94), Braxton (58), Brooke (122), Cabell (409), Calhoun (42), Clay (41), Doddridge (17), Fayette (252), Gilmer (20), Grant (109), Greenbrier (134), Hampshire (102), Hancock (131), Hardy (77), Harrison (343), Jackson (69), Jefferson (434), Kanawha (636), Lewis (159), Lincoln (85), Logan (132), Marion (286), Marshall (128), Mason (100), McDowell (132), Mercer (486), Mineral (146), Mingo (166), Monongalia (270), Monroe (58), Morgan (103), Nicholas (215), Ohio (269), Pendleton (36), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (12), Preston (129), Putnam (275), Raleigh (408), Randolph (81), Ritchie (44), Roane (76), Summers (47), Taylor (120), Tucker (8), Tyler (27), Upshur (81), Wayne (156), Webster (53), Wetzel (94), Wirt (35), Wood (381), Wyoming (102).

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