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Active COVID-19 cases fall over the weekend in Monday’s DHHR report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia fell by 400 on Monday but remain above the 3,000 mark, the state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reported.

The agency confirmed 3,057 active cases in the state in its Monday report, down from 3,414 active cases reported Friday. Active cases of the coronavirus have been above 3,000 since late July.

Wyoming, Mercer and Hardy counties are gold on the COVID-19 alert, the highest infection rate of the virus in the state. 11 counties are green on the COVID-19 alert map, the lowest level of transmission, and the remaining 41 counties are yellow.

Current active cases per county: Barbour (19), Berkeley (183), Boone (46), Braxton (10), Brooke (21), Cabell (135), Calhoun (4), Clay (8), Doddridge (5), Fayette (67), Gilmer (10), Grant (22), Greenbrier (69), Hampshire (38), Hancock (37), Hardy (67), Harrison (116), Jackson (31), Jefferson (62), Kanawha (238), Lewis (22), Lincoln (34), Logan (89), Marion (89), Marshall (76), Mason (67), McDowell (49), Mercer (182), Mineral (36), Mingo (41), Monongalia (137), Monroe (32), Morgan (25), Nicholas (42), Ohio (66), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (7), Pocahontas (15), Preston (29), Putnam (99), Raleigh (172), Randolph (29), Ritchie (18), Roane (31), Summers (28), Taylor (18), Tucker (11), Tyler (12), Upshur (36), Wayne (41), Webster (8), Wetzel (26), Wirt (8), Wood (223), Wyoming (63). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

There have been four deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,188 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 74-year-old male from Fayette County, an 82-year-old female from Mason County, a 51-year-old female from Boone County, and a 59-year-old female from Putnam County.

“Today we remember not only each life lost to COVID, but each member of our healthcare system who continues to respond to this terrible disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “Please do your part to help our state in its battle to prevent additional deaths by choosing to receive your vaccine and booster shot.”

COVID-19 hospitalization figures were not initially updated with the rest of the data Monday morning.





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