|The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says active cases have now dropped below 12,000 with 11,348 cases currently active.|
According to the WV DHHR, 864 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours bringing the state to a total of 246,408 cases throughout the pandemic. The state now has a total of 3,602 Delta variant cases of COVID-19 confirmed.
While hospitalizations have gone down by two from yesterday, ICU admissions and patients on ventilators have both risen. A total of 890 West Virginians are currently hospitalized with 260 people in the ICU and 181 on ventilators.
These past weeks in West Virginia, COVID-19 cases have been soaring with children, in addition to young adults, with few being vaccinated.
Health officials also say five more West Virginians have died in connection to COVID-19. The state has reported a total of 3,769 deaths related to the virus since the pandemic began. All five of the newly reported deaths are through the Bureau for Public Health’s data reconciliation with the official death certificate.
The state has a current daily percent positivity rate of 11.95% and a current cumulative rate of 5.95% A total of 231,286 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists all 55 West Virginian Counties as having a high risk for community transmission of COVID-19.
WV health officials say 65.1% of eligible West Virginians have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and the percentage of eligible West Virginians who are fully vaccinated is at 57%. West Virginians 12 and older can get a vaccine. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965. Those in the Mountain State who are 12 and older and have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register for the second Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life vaccine sweepstakes by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.
Current active COVID-19 cases per county include:
Barbour (79), Berkeley (737), Boone (180), Braxton (90), Brooke (81), Cabell (589), Calhoun (20), Clay (37), Doddridge (70), Fayette (305), Gilmer (40), Grant (109), Greenbrier (205), Hampshire (89), Hancock (174), Hardy (79), Harrison (679), Jackson (201), Jefferson (257), Kanawha (966), Lewis (153), Lincoln (133), Logan (235), Marion (538), Marshall (178), Mason (159), McDowell (190), Mercer (455), Mineral (190), Mingo (164), Monongalia (276), Monroe (49), Morgan (73), Nicholas (200), Ohio (141), Pendleton (19), Pleasants (43), Pocahontas (25), Preston (317), Putnam (402), Raleigh (374), Randolph (83), Ritchie (88), Roane (140), Summers (55), Taylor (106), Tucker (39), Tyler (59), Upshur (153), Wayne (318), Webster (62), Wetzel (131), Wirt (42), Wood (639), Wyoming (132).