DHHR reports active COVID-19 cases decrease to 2,980; 9 deaths since last report

COVID 19 Cases

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 31, 2022, there are currently 2,980 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been nine deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,286 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 70-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old male from Kanawha County, a 63-year old female from Harrison County, a 38-year old male from Kanawha County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, an 87-year old male from Preston County, a 61-year old female from Kanawha County, an 89-year old male from Cabell County, and an 83-year old male from Summers County.

“Today is another hard day as West Virginians cope with the loss of loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “These are not numbers. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, and sisters, and we remember them today and always.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (18), Berkeley (214), Boone (64), Braxton (8), Brooke (41), Cabell (105), Calhoun (11), Clay (11), Doddridge (10), Fayette (107), Gilmer (9), Grant (26), Greenbrier (75), Hampshire (23), Hancock (29), Hardy (68), Harrison (113), Jackson (28), Jefferson (82), Kanawha (216), Lewis (42), Lincoln (52), Logan (56), Marion (88), Marshall (35), Mason (66), McDowell (45), Mercer (157), Mineral (86), Mingo (33), Monongalia (145), Monroe (45), Morgan (14), Nicholas (44), Ohio (60), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (11), Pocahontas (12), Preston (20), Putnam (80), Raleigh (124), Randolph (42), Ritchie (11), Roane (28), Summers (16), Taylor (19), Tucker (12), Tyler (17), Upshur (81), Wayne (42), Webster (7), Wetzel (46), Wirt (5), Wood (131), Wyoming (42). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

West Virginians ages 6 months and older are recommended to get vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. Those 5 years and older should receive a booster shot when due. Second booster shots for those age 50 and over who are 4 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 that lead to being 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 vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.

To locate COVID-19 testing near you, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

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