Thirty-nine of the state’s 55 counties are red on the COVID-19 county alert, meaning the highest transmission rate. That is down from 49 on Monday. “If you are hesitant of the COVID vaccine, please talk to your physician,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release. “Those who contract this virus without protection of the vaccine or booster are at an incredibly high risk for hospitalization and loss of life. I urge you to make that phone call today.” Current active cases per county: Barbour (126), Berkeley (772), Boone (291), Braxton (55), Brooke (127), Cabell (1,223), Calhoun (70), Clay (55), Doddridge (87), Fayette (592), Gilmer (50), Grant (120), Greenbrier (344), Hampshire (168), Hancock (227), Hardy (107), Harrison (564), Jackson (122), Jefferson (316), Kanawha (2,331), Lewis (86), Lincoln (257), Logan (395), Marion (473), Marshall (312), Mason (258), McDowell (192), Mercer (648), Mineral (216), Mingo (281), Monongalia (943), Monroe (177), Morgan (84), Nicholas (281), Ohio (356), Pendleton (60), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (24), Preston (308), Putnam (651), Raleigh (943), Randolph (216), Ritchie (92), Roane (127), Summers (128), Taylor (187), Tucker (7), Tyler (109), Upshur (156), Wayne (423), Webster (65), Wetzel (154), Wirt (44), Wood (707), Wyoming (373). 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.
The DHHR confirmed 23 additional virus related deaths Thursday to bring the statewide death total to 5,697. Active COVID-19 cases fell once again on Thursday to 17,525. That total was 18,149 on Wednesday, 19,277 on Tuesday and above 21,700 on Monday.
Deaths confirmed include of a 77-year old male from Fayette County, a 73-year old female from Jefferson County, a 79-year old male from Clay County, a 61-year old female from Mason County, an 88-year old male from Barbour County, a 65-year old female from Wyoming County, a 64-year old female from Raleigh County, a 60-year old female from Logan County, a 36-year old female from Raleigh County, an 85-year old male from Marion County, an 88-year old male from Preston County, a 71-year old female from Berkeley County, an 88-year old female from Ohio County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, a 92-year old male from Logan County, a 58-year old male from Braxton County, an 82-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old female from Taylor County, an 85-year old female from Mercer County, an 82-year old female from Berkeley County, a 64-year old male from Nicholas County, an 88-year old male from Lincoln County, and a 45-year old female from Marion County. 217 patients are in the ICU, which is a decrease from Wednesday. 120 patients are on a vent, which is an increase from the 107 reported Wednesday.
— WV Department of Health & Human Resources • 😷 (@WV_DHHR) January 27, 2022 DHHR reports as of January 27, 2022, there are currently 17,525 active #COVID19 cases statewide. There have been 23 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,697 deaths attributed to COVID-19. https://t.co/xvQUy3PNNY pic.twitter.com/EZXQLYorpR
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