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Active COVID-19 cases remain above 3,000 mark in Thursday DHHR report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active cases of the coronavirus remain over the 3,000 total mark on Thursday, according to the latest report from the state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

The agency confirmed 3,036 active cases, the lowest total of the week but higher than last Friday’s figures of 2,434 active cases.

Four additional COVID-related deaths were confirmed Thursday including a 93-year old female from Marion County, a 75-year old male from Harrison County, a 78-year old male from Mercer County, and a 98-year old female from Harrison County. The statewide death total attributed to COVID-19 is now 7,173.

“Each death of a West Virginian is a loss felt by all,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “We extend our sincere condolences to these families and encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated and boosted.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (48), Berkeley (161), Boone (50), Braxton (17), Brooke (28), Cabell (144), Calhoun (8), Clay (6), Doddridge (8), Fayette (83), Gilmer (9), Grant (8), Greenbrier (69), Hampshire (33), Hancock (32), Hardy (47), Harrison (109), Jackson (41), Jefferson (77), Kanawha (267), Lewis (21), Lincoln (45), Logan (81), Marion (91), Marshall (62), Mason (53), McDowell (50), Mercer (137), Mineral (37), Mingo (56), Monongalia (123), Monroe (45), Morgan (21), Nicholas (38), Ohio (73), Pendleton (7), Pleasants (7), Pocahontas (13), Preston (23), Putnam (113), Raleigh (180), Randolph (17), Ritchie (13), Roane (37), Summers (22), Taylor (25), Tucker (12), Tyler (13), Upshur (35), Wayne (55), Webster (19), Wetzel (13), Wirt (9), Wood (198), Wyoming (47). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

COVID-19 patients in the hospital in West Virginia total 341 as of Thursday, according to the DHHR dashboard. The total was 350 on Wednesday but the mid-300 mark remains some of the highest figures since mid-March. 58 hospital patients are in the ICU due to COVID-19.

Hardy and Monroe are gold on the COVID-19 alert map, 11 counties are green and the rest are yellow.

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