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DHHR reports slight rise in active COVID-19 cases in Thursday report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases rose back above 2,000 in West Virginia on Thursday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources reported.

The agency (DHHR) confirmed 2,004 active cases in its daily report, up from 1,855 on Wednesday. All of this current week active case levels were below 2,000.

Nearly half of the state’s counties are yellow on the COVID-19 alert map and the other half is green.

Current active cases per county: Barbour (15), Berkeley (124), Boone (38), Braxton (16), Brooke (23), Cabell (103), Calhoun (7), Clay (7), Doddridge (5), Fayette (42), Gilmer (12), Grant (17), Greenbrier (46), Hampshire (20), Hancock (21), Hardy (24), Harrison (122), Jackson (16), Jefferson (63), Kanawha (192), Lewis (20), Lincoln (22), Logan (48), Marion (83), Marshall (19), Mason (37), McDowell (19), Mercer (70), Mineral (24), Mingo (31), Monongalia (114), Monroe (20), Morgan (7), Nicholas (30), Ohio (44), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (6), Pocahontas (6), Preston (19), Putnam (62), Raleigh (95), Randolph (28), Ritchie (9), Roane (22), Summers (4), Taylor (33), Tucker (13), Tyler (12), Upshur (31), Wayne (32), Webster (13), Wetzel (23), Wirt (3), Wood (64), Wyoming (26).

The DHHR confirmed the death of a 39-year old female from Berkeley County on Thursday to bring the statewide death total to 7,017.

“Our hearts go out to this family,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “I urge you to get vaccinated or boosted to help save the lives of your family, neighbors and friends.”

COVID-19 hospitalizations sit at 185 patients on Thursday. 20 patients are in the ICU and two on a vent, both figures around pandemic lows.

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