WV DHHR confirms 259 new COVID-19 cases, 20 more deaths on Tuesday – Community News

WV DHHR confirms 259 new COVID-19 cases, 20 more deaths on Tuesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 259 new COVID-19 cases and 20 additional deaths in its report on Nov. 9.

The DHHR confirmed 407 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths in its report on Monday.

The DHHR has reported a total of 278,837 (+259) cases and a total of 4,568 (+20) deaths. According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 5,937 (-381) active cases.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 66-year-old Ohio County man, a 54-year-old Raleigh County woman and a 68-year-old Braxton County man.

Included in the total number of deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Office of Health’s continued reconciliation of the data with the official death certificate are a 55-year-old man from Barbour County, a 59-year-old man from Tyler County, a 72-year-old Fayette County female, 76-year-old Raleigh County male, 87-year-old Kanawha County female, 71-year-old Preston County female, 68-year-old Raleigh County male, 72-year-old female of Kanawha County, a 76-year-old man from Morgan County, a 70-year-old man from Harrison County, an 80-year-old woman from Roane County, a 78-year-old woman from Grant County, an 87-year-old woman from Berkeley County, a 87-year-old woman from Preston County, an 82-year-old man from Mason County, a 91-year-old man from Ohio County, and a 68-year-old man from Wyoming County. These deaths range from September 2021 to October 2021.

“We are deeply saddened by this news, a loss to both the families and our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR’s cabinet secretary. “We express our deepest condolences and our commitment to continue working to end this deadly virus through vaccination.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (46), Berkeley (307), Boone (92), Braxton (39), Brooke (50), Cabell (256), Calhoun (26), Clay (31), Doddridge (8), Fayette (123), Gilmer (28), Grant (63), Greenbrier (84), Hampshire (71), Hancock (110), Hardy (71), Harrison (233), Jackson (70), Jefferson (102), Kanawha (489), Lewis (57), Lincoln (150), Logan (80), Marion (217), Marshall (83), Mason (63), McDowell (53), Mercer (239), Mineral (95), Mingo (57), Monongalia (226), Monroe (41), Morgan (48), Nicholas (155), Ohio (76), Pendleton (14), Pleasants (12), Pocahontas (16), Preston (119), Putnam (218), Raleigh (198), Randolph (79), Ritchie (16), Roane (98), Summers (26), Taylor (104), Tucker (17), Tyler (17), Upshur (114), Wayne (78), Webster (24), Wetzel (52), Wirt (8), Wood (198), Wyoming (83).

According to the dashboard, 1,059,914 first doses of the vaccine have been administered to West Virginians and 926,819 people have been fully vaccinated. 48,204 fully vaccinated West Virginians received an additional dose.

West Virginians five years and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. West Virginians age 65 and older or with underlying health conditions are recommended to get the booster shot. 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.

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