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486 new cases of COVID-19, 26 deaths reported on Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 486 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths in its report on Nov. 15.

The DHHR confirmed 1,138 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in its report on Friday.

The DHHR has reported 283,561 (+1,696 as of Friday) total cases and 4,636 (+26) total deaths. According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 6,436 (-291) active cases.

DHHR has 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 67-year-old man from Grant County, a 77-year-old man from Putnam County, a 77-year-old woman from Wayne County, a 67-year-old woman from Barbour County, a 58-year-old man from Kanawha County, an 83-year-old woman from Lewis County, a 53-year-old man from Wayne County, a 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 old man from Putnam County, 64-year-old woman from Jackson County, an 83-year-old man from Morgan County, a 62-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 69-year-old woman from Putnam County, a 65-year-old man from Mercer County, an 84-year-old woman from Taylor County, a 68 year old woman from Kanawha County, 30 year old man from Kanawha County, 63 year old man from Webster County, 58 year old woman from Cabe ll County, and a 47-year-old man from Kanawha County.

“We extend our sincere condolences to these families for their deep loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR’s cabinet secretary. “The COVID vaccine is safe, effective, readily available and free. Schedule your COVID vaccine or booster today.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: 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).

According to the dashboard, 1,080,444 first doses of the vaccine have been administered to West Virginians and 929,359 people have been fully vaccinated. 50,791 fully vaccinated West Virginians received an additional dose.

West Virginians five years and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Most West Virginians 18 and older are now eligible for the COVID booster vaccine. For more information about the vaccine or to find a vaccine location near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.

Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents. Click here to view the test site map and site list.

West Virginians can now register for their COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here.

Editor’s Note: Figures received from the DHHR in West Virginia include cases that have already been resolved. Therefore, these counts should be considered historical cases rather than active cases.

Editor’s Note 2: The total number of cases confirmed by the DHHR now includes probable cases, which are individuals with symptoms and either serological (antibody) or epidemiological (e.g. link to a confirmed case) evidence of disease, but no confirmatory test.