The 11 deaths confirmed included a 67-year old male from Monongalia County, a 54-year old female from Tyler County, a 47-year old male from Mason County, an 83-year old male from Doddridge County, a 51-year old male from Kanawha County, an 86-year old male from Cabell County, a 58-year old male from Mason County, a 63-year old male from Nicholas County, a 61-year old male from Hampshire County, a 47-year old female from Doddridge County, and a 54-year old male from Pocahontas County.
The DHHR’s dashboard lists the active case total Wednesday at 17,718, up from 15,911 on Tuesday. Just over 1,000 cases were reported recovered. West Virginia has not seen active cases above 17,000 since September.
“Today is another difficult day in our fight against COVID-19, and we extend our deepest sympathies to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “Please schedule your COVID-19 vaccine or booster today to prevent further loss of life.”
Hospitalizations jumped up to 744 on Wednesday with 198 patients in the ICU. It’s the highest hospitlization figure since mid October.
DHHR reports as of January 5, 2022, there are currently 17,718 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 11 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,372 deaths attributed to COVID-19. https://t.co/VtH2HfOV4F pic.twitter.com/4UZgqnGXF9
Active cases per county include: Barbour (62), Berkeley (2,835), Boone (157), Braxton (112), Brooke (151), Cabell (1,028), Calhoun (32), Clay (47), Doddridge (24), Fayette (383), Gilmer (35), Grant (108), Greenbrier (291), Hampshire (164), Hancock (281), Hardy (205), Harrison (557), Jackson (110), Jefferson (1,222), Kanawha (1,505), Lewis (77), Lincoln (134), Logan (220), Marion (481), Marshall (303), Mason (183), McDowell (127), Mercer (458), Mineral (351), Mingo (178), Monongalia (1,139), Monroe (129), Morgan (219), Nicholas (205), Ohio (636), Pendleton (22), Pleasants (42), Pocahontas (26), Preston (286), Putnam (559), Raleigh (610), Randolph (218), Ritchie (52), Roane (85), Summers (77), Taylor (128), Tucker (10), Tyler (39), Upshur (160), Wayne (258), Webster (25), Wetzel (141), Wirt (27), Wood (619), Wyoming (185). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.
— WV Department of Health & Human Resources • 😷 (@WV_DHHR) January 5, 2022
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