Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia near seven-month low

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia went back above 3,000 on Monday, following a weekend-long of yearly low numbers.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) confirmed 3,045 cases on Monday. That mark was 2,700 on Sunday and 2,270 on Saturday. Active COVID-19 case levels have not fallen below 3,000 in nearly seven months on August 3.

The DHHR also confirmed nine additional deaths in its most recent report. The statewide death total is 6,317.

Deaths confirmed include of an 83-year old male from Wetzel County, a 42-year old male from Nicholas County, an 84-year old male from Wood County, a 95-year old male from Raleigh County, a 60-year old male from Raleigh County, a 95-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old female from Mingo County, an 81-year old male from Wood County, and a 62-year old male from Kanawha County.

“As West Virginians, we must not tire of preventive measures that ensure the health and safety of our friends, family and neighbors,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a news release. “I urge you to get vaccinated and boosted.”

Hospitalization numbers associated with the virus continue to fall. The DHHR confirmed 530 hospitalizations on Monday, the lowest level since the end of November. There are 123 patients in the ICU and 73 of those on ventilators.

Current active coronavirus cases per county: Barbour (44), Berkeley (108), Boone (32), Braxton (28), Brooke (17), Cabell (132), Calhoun (18), Clay (25), Doddridge (21), Fayette (114), Gilmer (6), Grant (11), Greenbrier (92), Hampshire (33), Hancock (17), Hardy (10), Harrison (195), Jackson (12), Jefferson (48), Kanawha (237), Lewis (39), Lincoln (34), Logan (60), Marion (132), Marshall (61), Mason (38), McDowell (86), Mercer (188), Mineral (30), Mingo (37), Monongalia (139), Monroe (25), Morgan (16), Nicholas (58), Ohio (45), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (13), Pocahontas (7), Preston (70), Putnam (98), Raleigh (160), Randolph (21), Ritchie (29), Roane (33), Summers (12), Taylor (53), Tucker (18), Tyler (8), Upshur (57), Wayne (53), Webster (25), Wetzel (33), Wirt (4), Wood (115), Wyoming (43). 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.