DHHR provides COVID-19 update following holiday weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia remain above the 2,000 mark following the July 4 holiday.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources on Tuesday reported 2,150 active cases and five new deaths, bringing the death total to 7,069.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 92-year old female from Kanawha County, a 55-year old female from Kanawha County, a 73-year old female from Randolph County, an 86-year old female from Clay County, and a 95-year old female from Jackson County.

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

There are currently 220 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Active cases per county are as follows: Barbour (13), Berkeley (140), Boone (34), Braxton (18), Brooke (17), Cabell (99), Calhoun (2), Clay (6), Doddridge (3), Fayette (65), Gilmer (9), Grant (8), Greenbrier (61), Hampshire (19), Hancock (33), Hardy (10), Harrison (95), Jackson (20), Jefferson (68), Kanawha (231), Lewis (29), Lincoln (15), Logan (54), Marion (81), Marshall (51), Mason (32), McDowell (48), Mercer (114), Mineral (34), Mingo (16), Monongalia (112), Monroe (20), Morgan (6), Nicholas (18), Ohio (27), Pendleton (2), Pleasants (11), Pocahontas (4), Preston (16), Putnam (72), Raleigh (109), Randolph (23), Ritchie (3), Roane (15), Summers (20), Taylor (15), Tucker (3), Tyler (4), Upshur (35), Wayne (37), Webster (8), Wetzel (25), Wirt (6), Wood (99), Wyoming (35).





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