DHHR reports active COVID-19 cases increase to 915; six deaths since last report

COVID 19 Cases

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 17, 2022, there are currently 915 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been six deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,476 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 73-year old female from Kanawha County, an 83-year old male from Wood County, an 84-year old male from Pendleton County, a 78-year old male from Wood County, a 65-year old female from Greenbrier County, and a 79-year old female from Boone County.

“The virus that causes COVID-19 has changed over time,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself and your family from serious illness.”


CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (7), Berkeley (76), Boone (7), Braxton (3), Brooke (15), Cabell (30), Calhoun (4), Clay (1), Doddridge (0), Fayette (19), Gilmer (2), Grant (6), Greenbrier (22), Hampshire (11), Hancock (9), Hardy (4), Harrison (48), Jackson (9), Jefferson (30), Kanawha (86), Lewis (6), Lincoln (11), Logan (27), Marion (35), Marshall (11), Mason (7), McDowell (13), Mercer (42), Mineral (19), Mingo (20), Monongalia (49), Monroe (4), Morgan (11), Nicholas (14), Ohio (17), Pendleton (0), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (10), Preston (19), Putnam (18), Raleigh (47), Randolph (10), Ritchie (4), Roane (5), Summers (13), Taylor (11), Tucker (1), Tyler (3), Upshur (9), Wayne (11), Webster (4), Wetzel (2), Wirt (0), Wood (47), Wyoming (24). 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 everyone ages 5 years 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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