DHHR reports active COVID 19 decrease to 2,442; 7 deaths since last report

COVID 19 cases

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 14, 2022; there are currently 2,442 active COVID-19 cases statewide. Additionally, seven deaths have been reported since the last report, with a total of 7,351 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 92-year-old female from Mingo County, a 42-year-old female from Ritchie County, an 85-year-old female from Pocahontas County, a 79-year-old male from Monongalia County, a 64-year old female from Harrison County, a 90-year old male from Marion County, and a 97-year old male from Gilmer County.

“The loss of additional lives is painful to report,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Together, we can help prevent further deaths by choosing to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (21), Berkeley (125), Boone (48), Braxton (2), Brooke (23), Cabell (122), Calhoun (6), Clay (8), Doddridge (3), Fayette (65), Gilmer (13), Grant (20), Greenbrier (76), Hampshire (24), Hancock (34), Hardy (38), Harrison (118), Jackson (17), Jefferson (73), Kanawha (171), Lewis (19), Lincoln (16), Logan (80), Marion (87), Marshall (35), Mason (32), McDowell (31), Mercer (172), Mineral (37), Mingo (37), Monongalia (128), Monroe (28), Morgan (13), Nicholas (33), Ohio (46), Pendleton (8), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (10), Preston (37), Putnam (64), Raleigh (134), Randolph (27), Ritchie (4), Roane (33), Summers (29), Taylor (22), Tucker (15), Tyler (16), Upshur (57), Wayne (18), Webster (8), Wetzel (22), Wirt (8), Wood (57), Wyoming (68). 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 eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. All individuals ages six 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. Those ages 5-11 years are recommended to get an original (monovalent) booster shot when due, and those ages 12 years and older are recommended to get an Omicron booster shot (bivalent) at least two months after completing their primary series.

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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