DHHR reports active COVID 19 cases increase to 978; 2 deaths since last report

COVID 19 cases

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 9, 2022, there are currently 978 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been two deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,638 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 74-year old male from Mingo County and an 89-year old female from Marshall County.

“Each loss is a heartbreak to a family and to our state,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge West Virginians to take action for their safety and the safety of others by receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (8), Berkeley (87), Boone (9), Braxton (8), Brooke (14), Cabell (33), Calhoun (2), Clay (1), Doddridge (1), Fayette (30), Gilmer (3), Grant (6), Greenbrier (33), Hampshire (7), Hancock (11), Hardy (12), Harrison (28), Jackson (15), Jefferson (47), Kanawha (85), Lewis (6), Lincoln (15), Logan (7), McDowell (8), Marion (41), Marshall (15), Mason (6), Mercer (27), Mineral (22), Mingo (21), Monongalia (57), Monroe (13), Morgan (7), Nicholas (5), Ohio (16), Pendleton (6), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (13), Preston (11), Putnam (26), Raleigh (42), Randolph (10), Ritchie (6), Roane (22), Summers (4), Taylor (23), Tucker (3), Tyler (7), Upshur (15), Wayne (12), Webster (6), Wetzel (10), Wirt (1), Wood (42), Wyoming (9). 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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