Covid hospitalizations near 1,000

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia COVID-19 hospitalizations grew to 997 in updated numbers released Saturday by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

The pandemic high for hospitalizations is 1,012 patients which occurred on Sept. 24, 2021. That previous high could fall in Sunday’s report.

The DHHR also reported Saturday that there were 216 patients in ICU with 118 being treated on ventilators.

There were 14 kids in the hospital with COVID Saturday.

All but 9 West Virginia counties are currently red on the daily alert map indicating a high rate of spread.

There were 6,500 new cases confirmed Saturday taking current active cases to 18,925.

There were no additional deaths reported. Deaths remain at 5,609.

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