West Virginia reports 26 new deaths from COVID-19, over 480 new cases
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says 26 more West Virginia have died from COVID-19, bringing the state to a total of 4,636 COVID-related deaths -19 throughout the pandemic.
Health officials have confirmed the deaths of a 92-year-old man from Boone County, a 32-year-old man from Berkeley County, an 86-year-old woman from Preston County, a man from 67-year-old from Grant County, 77-year-old man from Putnam County, 77-year-old woman from Wayne County, 67-year-old woman from Barbour County, 58-year-old man from County of Kanawha, 83-year-old woman from Lewis County, 53-year-old man from Wayne County, 94-year-old man from Harrison County, 40-year-old man from Harrison County, 64-year-old man from Kanawha County, 67-year-old woman from Cabell County, 86-year-old man from Putnam County, 64-year-old woman from Jackson County, 83-year-old man from Morgan County, female 62-year-old from Kanawha County, 69-year-old woman from Putnam County, 65-year-old woman an elderly man from Mercer County, 84-year-old woman from Taylor County, 68-year-old woman from Kanawha County , a man of 30-year-old from Kanawha County, 63-year-old man from Webs ter County, 58-year-old woman from Cabell County, and 47-year-old man from Kanawha County.
The state is also reporting 486 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The new cases bring the state to a total of 283,561 cases since the pandemic with 7,813 confirmed Delta variant cases.
West Virginia currently has a total of 6,436 active cases.
A total of 523 West Virginia are currently hospitalized with 164 people in intensive care and 88 on ventilators. The state has a current daily positivity rate of 10.08% and a current cumulative rate of 6.15%.
Health officials say 272,489 West Virginia have recovered from the virus.
With ages 5 to 11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, the state has adjusted its percentage of West Virginia eligible to include this age group, which is why the percentages appear lower than in previous days. Health officials say 63.6% of eligible West Virginia have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and the percentage of eligible West Virginia who are fully vaccinated is 51.9%. West Virginia people aged 5 and over can get the vaccine. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.
According to the state county alert system map, the counties of Pleasants, Doddridge, Gilmer, Tucker, Pocahontas and Summers are in green. Counties in yellow include Monroe, Lewis, Tyler, Ritchie, Wirt and Mason.
The map lists Greenbrier, McDowell, Logan, Kanawha, Roane, Calhoun and Cabell counties as gold. Orange counties include Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Barbour, Randolph, Pendleton, Mineral, Morgan, Wood, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, Mercer, Mingo and Wayne.
The other 12 of the state’s 55 counties are in red. These include Jefferson, Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Upshur, Webster, Nicholas, Boone, Lincoln, Putnam and Jackson.
Active cases by county include:
Barbour (94), Berkeley (502), Boone (107), Braxton (60), Brooke (66), Cabell (251), Calhoun (31), Clay (33), Doddridge (9), Fayette (166), Gilmer (13), Grant (97), Greenbrier (97), Hampshire (119), Hancock (83), Hardy (85), Harrison (246), Jackson (77), Jefferson (173), Kanawha (481), Lewis (68), Lincoln (143), Logan (96), Marion (262), Marshall (112), Mason (64), McDowell (63), Mercer (270), Mineral (105), Mingo (82), Monongalia (234), Monroe (39), Morgan (47), Nicholas (182), Ohio (160), Pendleton (25), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (14), Preston (157), Putnam (263), Raleigh (252), Randolph (74), Ritchie (19), Roane (69), Summers (22), Taylor (107), Tucker (29), Tyler (18), Upshur (142), Wayne (103), Webster (49), Wetzel (64), Wirt (16), Wood (207), Wyoming (74).
A free COVID-19 pop-up test is available today in the following counties:
- Barbour County
- Berkeley County
- Boone County
- Braxton County
- Cabell County
- Fayette County
- 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Fayette County Health Department, 5495 Maple Lane, Fayetteville, WV
- Greenbrier County
- Hampshire County
- Lincoln County
- Logan County
- Mineral county
- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Potomac State College, Church McKee Art Center, 101 Fort Avenue, Keyser, West Virginia
- Mingo County
- Monongalia County
- 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., WVU Recreation Center (lower level), 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
- Monroe County
- Morgan County
- Ohio County
- Putnam County
- 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Liberty Square Shopping Center, parking lot, 613 Putnam Village, Hurricane, WV (pre-registration optional: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)
- Raleigh County
- Randolph County
- Ritchie County
- 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Ritchie Regional, 135 South Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV
- Taylor County
- 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Grafton-Taylor County Health Department, 718 West Main Street (parking lot at Operations Trailer), Grafton, WV (pre-registration optional: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)
- Tyler / Wetzel Counties
- Upshur County
- Wayne County
- Wood County
For other free statewide COVID-19 testing opportunities, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.
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