DHHR reports active COVID-19 cases increased to 3,111; 9 deaths since last report

COVID 19 Cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 10, 2022; there are currently 3,111 active COVID-19 cases statewide. Additionally, nine deaths have been reported since the last report, with a total of 7,201 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 71-year-old male from Barbour County, a 72-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 58-year-old male from Randolph County, an 84-year-old female from Mason County, a 97-year-old female from Braxton County, a 97-year old male from Mercer County, a 66-year old male from Monroe County, a 91-year old female from Lincoln County, and an 80-year old female from Ohio County.

“We extend our sympathy to all of the loved ones impacted by these deaths,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “To West Virginians not yet vaccinated, know that getting vaccinated is the key to less severe disease and reduced deaths.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (21), Berkeley (193), Boone (59), Braxton (15), Brooke (24), Cabell (159), Calhoun (7), Clay (10), Doddridge (10), Fayette (79), Gilmer (11), Grant (22), Greenbrier (82), Hampshire (39), Hancock (36), Hardy (64), Harrison (129), Jackson (37), Jefferson (78), Kanawha (250), Lewis (17), Lincoln (30), Logan (89), Marion (91), Marshall (54), Mason (58), McDowell (47), Mercer (167), Mineral (36), Mingo (48), Monongalia (147), Monroe (33), Morgan (20), Nicholas (54), Ohio (69), Pendleton (3), Pleasants (10), Pocahontas (11), Preston (32), Putnam (88), Raleigh (162), Randolph (40), Ritchie (19), Roane (21), Summers (33), Taylor (20), Tucker (8), Tyler (15), Upshur (44), Wayne (40), Webster (8), Wetzel (24), Wirt (12), Wood (163), Wyoming (73). 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 severe 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 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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