COVID-19 WV | 15 additional deaths, 1,053 new cases reported – Community News

COVID-19 WV | 15 additional deaths, 1,053 new cases reported

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports that as of December 8, 2021, there are currently 8,482 active COVID-19 cases statewide.

Since the last report, 15 deaths have been reported, with a total of 5,036 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 69-year-old woman from Greenbrier County, a 70-year-old man from Mineral County, a 67-year-old man from Harrison County, a 66-year-old man from Grant County, a 77-year-old woman from Nicholas County, a 57-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 66-year-old woman from Greenbrier County, a 74-year-old man from Jackson County, a 94-year-old man from Mingo County, a 78-year-old man from Marshall County, a 61 -year-old woman from Barbour County, a 71-year-old man from Wetzel County, an 82-year-old woman from Brooke County, and an 88-year-old man from Jackson County.

In the total number of deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Office of Health’s continued reconciliation of data with the official death certificate, a 71-year-old woman is from Jefferson County. This death occurred in November 2021.

Of West Virginia’s 55 counties, 24 counties are color-coded red on the state’s County Alert System, indicating a high transmission rate. Two provinces are color-coded in green, indicating a slow transmission rate. DHHR)

9,255 new cases of the COVID-19 variant, Delta, have been reported.

As of Wednesday, 595 COVID-19-positive West Virginians are hospitalized, 206 are in the ICU and 11 are on a ventilator.

289,655 West Virginians have recovered from COVID-19 complications.

West Virginians 5 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Boosters are also available. For more information about the vaccine or to find a vaccine location near you, visit or call 1-833-734-0965.

Of the eligible population, 63 percent have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 53 percent have been fully vaccinated against the virus. DHHR) DHHR)

Online registration is open for the third round of the “Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” vaccination sweepstakes. Registration is open to all West Virginians ages 5-18 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit to register and for more information.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (59), Berkeley (840), Boone (92), Braxton (44), Brooke (115), Cabell (383), Calhoun (38), Clay (26), Doddridge (17), Fayette (227), Gilmer (13), Grant (83), Greenbrier (103), Hampshire (108), Hancock (131), Hardy (68), Harrison (332), Jackson (85), Jefferson (423), Kanawha (603), Lewis (144), Lincoln (71), Logan (137), Marion (261), Marshall (129), Mason (117), McDowell (113), Mercer (404), Mineral (150), Mingo (160), Monongalia (312), Monroe (52), Morgan (90), Nicholas (223), Ohio (249), Pendleton (32), Pleasants (45), Pocahontas (10), Preston (120), Putnam (243), Raleigh (385), Randolph (85), Ritchie (42), Roane (70), Summers (35), Taylor (90), Tucker (15), Tyler (28), Upshur (83), Wayne (162), Webster (49), Wetzel (96), Wirt (28), Wood (370), Wyoming (92). To find the cumulative cases by province, go to and look at the Cumulative Summary tab, which can be sorted by province.

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