DHHR reports active COVID-19 cases have decreased to 3,057; 4 deaths reported

COVID 19 Cases

Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 8, 2022; there are currently 3,057 active COVID-19 cases statewide. Additionally, four deaths have been reported since the last report, with a total of 7,188 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 74-year-old male from Fayette County, an 82-year-old female from Mason County, a 51-year-old female from Boone County, and a 59-year-old female from Putnam County.

“Today, we remember not only each life lost to COVID, but each member of our healthcare system who continues to respond to this terrible disease,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please do your part to help our state in its battle to prevent additional deaths by choosing to receive your vaccine and booster shot.” 

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (19), Berkeley (183), Boone (46), Braxton (10), Brooke (21), Cabell (135), Calhoun (4), Clay (8), Doddridge (5), Fayette (67), Gilmer (10), Grant (22), Greenbrier (69), Hampshire (38), Hancock (37), Hardy (67), Harrison (116), Jackson (31), Jefferson (62), Kanawha (238), Lewis (22), Lincoln (34), Logan (89), Marion (89), Marshall (76), Mason (67), McDowell (49), Mercer (182), Mineral (36), Mingo (41), Monongalia (137), Monroe (32), Morgan (25), Nicholas (42), Ohio (66), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (7), Pocahontas (15), Preston (29), Putnam (99), Raleigh (172), Randolph (29), Ritchie (18), Roane (31), Summers (28), Taylor (18), Tucker (11), Tyler (12), Upshur (36), Wayne (41), Webster (8), Wetzel (26), Wirt (8), Wood (223), Wyoming (63). 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 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 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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