Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise in Thursday’s DHHR report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases rose for the third straight day in Thursday’s report from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

The active case total in West Virginia is 14,817 as of Thursday, according to the dashboard. Wednesday’s total was 13,607 cases.

22 new deaths were confirmed in Thursday’s report by the DHHR. The death total statewide is now 5,503.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 85-year old female from Raleigh County, a 30-year old male from Harrison County, a 74-year old male from Lewis County, a 58-year old male from Marshall County, a 48-year old female from Marion County, a 66-year old female from Fayette County, a 58-year old male from Randolph County, a 67-year old male from Monongalia County, a 74-year old female from Tyler County, a 62-year old female from Harrison County, a 74-year old male from Jackson County, an 86-year old female from Wyoming County, a 70-year old male from Monongalia County, a 62-year old male from Wood County, a 78-year old male from Harrison County, a 58-year old female from Ohio County, an 84-year old male from Wetzel County, and a 69-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 79-year old male from Clay County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, a 73-year old female from Gilmer County, and a 69-year old male from Mercer County. These deaths range from December 2021 through early January 2022, a release said.

“As we solemnly observe this tragic loss of life, we must continue to fight this virus,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “It is our duty to protect our fellow West Virginians and this can be achieved through vaccination.”

Hospitalizations rose to 843 on Thursday, including 17 pediatric confirmed cases. 216 of those patients are in the ICU.

Current active cases per county: Barbour (87), Berkeley (1,453), Boone (175), Braxton (87), Brooke (148), Cabell (914), Calhoun (45), Clay (64), Doddridge (22), Fayette (379), Gilmer (27), Grant (70), Greenbrier (294), Hampshire (148), Hancock (210), Hardy (119), Harrison (481), Jackson (96), Jefferson (742), Kanawha (1,547), Lewis (73), Lincoln (155), Logan (234), Marion (435), Marshall (274), Mason (119), McDowell (92), Mercer (432), Mineral (223), Mingo (160), Monongalia (960), Monroe (102), Morgan (127), Nicholas (93), Ohio (361), Pendleton (41), Pleasants (46), Pocahontas (28), Preston (189), Putnam (597), Raleigh (991), Randolph (200), Ritchie (34), Roane (96), Summers (83), Taylor (105), Tucker (22), Tyler (54), Upshur (142), Wayne (265), Webster (36), Wetzel (125), Wirt (32), Wood (641), Wyoming (142). 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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