Active COVID-19 cases increase to 3,414; 11 deaths reported in the last 24 hours

COVID 19 Cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 5, 2022; there are currently 3,414 active COVID-19 cases statewide. Additionally, there have been 11 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,184 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 90-year-old male from Putnam County, an 89-year-old male from Upshur County, a 64-year-old female from Upshur County, an 85-year-old male from Putnam County, a 96-year-old female from Cabell County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, a 91-year old female from Cabell County, a 93-year old female from Cabell County, an 82-year old female from Greenbrier County, an 85-year old male from Jackson County, and a 74-year old female from Mingo County.

“Summer is a time for family reunions and celebrations, and it is painful to report that many families are experiencing the deepest grief today,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge each West Virginian to make the choice to be up-to-date with COVID vaccines and boosters to help stop this loss of life.” 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (47), Berkeley (180), Boone (53), Braxton (14), Brooke (29), Cabell (152), Calhoun (8), Clay (8), Doddridge (8), Fayette (77), Gilmer (10), Grant (17), Greenbrier (80), Hampshire (39), Hancock (36), Hardy (51), Harrison (130), Jackson (56), Jefferson (79), Kanawha (288), Lewis (24), Lincoln (41), Logan (92), Marion (99), Marshall (78), Mason (73), McDowell (68), Mercer (152), Mineral (40), Mingo (67), Monongalia (134), Monroe (44), Morgan (21), Nicholas (38), Ohio (81), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (8), Pocahontas (16), Preston (28), Putnam (133), Raleigh (213), Randolph (21), Ritchie (15), Roane (41), Summers (31), Taylor (26), Tucker (17), Tyler (14), Upshur (36), Wayne (55), Webster (17), Wetzel (19), Wirt (10), Wood (234), Wyoming (58). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit and look on the Cumulative Summary tab, which is sortable by county.

West Virginians ages six months and older are recommended to get vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. Those five years and older should receive a booster shot when due. Second booster shots for those age 50 and over four months or greater from their first booster are recommended, as well as for younger individuals over 12 years old with serious and chronic health conditions considered moderately to severely immunocompromised. 

Visit the WV COVID-19 Vaccination Due Date Calculator, a free online tool that helps individuals figure out when they may be due for a COVID-19 shot, making it easier to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccine site near you, visit or call 1-833-734-0965. 

To locate COVID-19 testing near you, please visit

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