Active COVID-19 cases fall back below 2,000 in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia dipped below the 2,000 mark for the first time in one week, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

The DHHR confirmed 1,905 active cases on Tuesday, down from 2,044 on Monday. Last Tuesday was the previous mark below 2,000 active cases at 1,855.

There has been one death reported since the last report, with a total of 7,018 deaths attributed to COVID-19 statewide.

DHHR has confirmed the death of a 79-year-old female from Berkeley County.

“As we continue the fight against this pandemic, we are saddened by the loss of another West Virginian,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “West Virginians believe in taking care of each other, and we must continue keeping the health of our neighbors and friends in mind through prevention including vaccination and booster shots.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (14), Berkeley (119), Boone (25), Braxton (18), Brooke (22), Cabell (73), Calhoun (9), Clay (7), Doddridge (2), Fayette (41), Gilmer (11), Grant (14), Greenbrier (50), Hampshire (11), Hancock (14), Hardy (23), Harrison (91), Jackson (20), Jefferson (71), Kanawha (162), Lewis (34), Lincoln (16), Logan (39), Marion (91), Marshall (33), Mason (45), McDowell (22), Mercer (79), Mineral (35), Mingo (12), Monongalia (128), Monroe (26), Morgan (8), Nicholas (22), Ohio (34), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (9), Pocahontas (4), Preston (17), Putnam (51), Raleigh (93), Randolph (25), Ritchie (7), Roane (39), Summers (13), Taylor (17), Tucker (4), Tyler (6), Upshur (26), Wayne (22), Webster (6), Wetzel (24), Wirt (5), Wood (82), Wyoming (31). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

There are 184 patients in the hospital statewide with COVID-19 including 26 in the ICU and four on a vent. Patient totals in the ICU have hovered around the mid 20s since April.

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