DHHR reports active COVID 19 cases decrease to 1,079; 12 deaths since last report

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 11, 2023, there are currently 1,079 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 12 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,761 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 93-year old female from Raleigh County, a 78-year old male from Kanawha County, a 73-year old female from Preston County, a 55-year old female from Jackson County, a 90-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, an 87-year old female from Jackson County, a 68-year old male from Preston County, a 77-year old female from Cabell County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, a 64-year old female from Logan County, and a 90-year old female from Greenbrier County.

“We mourn with all families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19,” said Jeffrey H. Coben, M.D., Interim DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Vaccines and boosters are free and available across the state, and can help save lives.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (4), Berkeley (81), Boone (8), Braxton (6), Brooke (7), Cabell (55), Calhoun (0), Clay (2), Doddridge (1), Fayette (25), Gilmer (1), Grant (7), Greenbrier (16), Hampshire (10), Hancock (14), Hardy (7), Harrison (56), Jackson (17), Jefferson (38), Kanawha (93), Lewis (14), Lincoln (21), Logan (16), McDowell (25), Marion (24), Marshall (12), Mason (15), Mercer (84), Mineral (11), Mingo (18), Monongalia (40), Monroe (18), Morgan (9), Nicholas (16), Ohio (13), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (11), Preston (14), Putnam (41), Raleigh (58), Randolph (23), Ritchie (2), Roane (10), Summers (6), Taylor (8), Tucker (1), Tyler (5), Upshur (12), Wayne (22), Webster (10), Wetzel (12), Wirt (1), Wood (35), Wyoming (19).  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.

West Virginians ages 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. All individuals ages 6 months and older should receive a primary series of vaccination, the initial set of shots that teaches the body to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. At this time, one Omicron booster shot (bivalent) is recommended for most people ages 6 months and older who completed the primary series, and their most recent COVID-19 shot was at least 2 months ago.

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, visit vaccines.gov, vaccinate.wv.gov, or call 1-833-734-0965. Please visit the COVID-19 testing locations page to locate COVID-19 testing near you.

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