Charleston, WV(WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 26, 2023, there are currently 805 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 14 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,822 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 90-year old male from Wayne County, a 70-year old male from Pendleton County, a 91-year old female from Putnam County, a 62-year old female from Raleigh County, an 80-year old male from Mercer County, an 87-year old male from Berkeley County, an 81-year old female from Cabell County, an 84-year old female from Harrison County, an 88-year old female from Kanawha County, a 75-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old female from Cabell County, a 92-year old male from Webster County, an 88-year old male from Wood County, and a 78-year old male from Kanawha County.
“As we continue the fight against COVID-19, we encourage West Virginians to receive their COVID vaccines and boosters,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Coben, Interim DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We offer our sympathy to families who are grieving.”
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (16), Berkeley (62), Boone (4), Braxton (1), Brooke (4), Cabell (46), Calhoun (0), Clay (2), Doddridge (1), Fayette (19), Gilmer (0), Grant (9), Greenbrier (28), Hampshire (9), Hancock (8), Hardy (13), Harrison (40), Jackson (12), Jefferson (21), Kanawha (47), Lewis (5), Lincoln (13), Logan (13), Marion (34), Marshall (3), Mason (12), McDowell (7), Mercer (44), Mineral (14), Mingo (17), Monongalia (58), Monroe (14), Morgan (9), Nicholas (7), Ohio (9), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (2), Preston (7), Putnam (16), Raleigh (49), Randolph (11), Ritchie (4), Roane (5), Summers (9), Taylor (10), Tucker (1), Tyler (2), Upshur (12), Wayne (9), Webster (2), Wetzel (5), Wirt (2), Wood (29), Wyoming (20). 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.