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DHHR posts new COVID-19 case numbers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources reported 355 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 11 additional virus-related deaths.

The agency said total deaths are now at 2,236 since the pandemic began including the latest, a 72-year old female from Lewis County, an 81-year old female from Upshur County, a 91-year old female from Wood County, a 68-year old male from Kanawha County, a 101-year old female from Harrison County, an 84-year old female from Wood County, a 67-year old female from Taylor County, a 93-year old male from Webster County, an 87-year old female from Wood County, a 70-year old male from Harrison County, and an 83-year old female from Berkeley County.

“We are deeply saddened to report the deaths of more West Virginians due to COVID-19,” DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch said. “We extend our deepest sympathies to these families.”

Active cases dropped to 10,088 Thursday. The last time active cases were below the 10,000 mark was Nov. 14, 2020.

Current hospitalizations have dropped to 301. The last time hospitalizations were under 300 was Nov. 11, 2020.

The state’s COVID-19 daily alert map continued to trend toward green and yellow Thursday, the two lowest rankings when it comes to rate of spread. There are now 22 green counties and 12 yellow counties.

Vaccination numbers are nearing 150,000 for those who have been fully vaccinated.

Overall confirmed cases include: Barbour (1,162), Berkeley (9,500), Boone (1,533), Braxton (767), Brooke (1,982), Cabell (7,655), Calhoun (218), Clay (370), Doddridge (451), Fayette (2,578), Gilmer (695), Grant (1,043), Greenbrier (2,369), Hampshire (1,490), Hancock (2,561), Hardy (1,256), Harrison (4,781), Jackson (1,637), Jefferson (3,550), Kanawha (11,766), Lewis (1,004), Lincoln (1,196), Logan (2,616), Marion (3,597), Marshall (2,968), Mason (1,746), McDowell (1,332), Mercer (4,126), Mineral (2,565), Mingo (2,080), Monongalia (7,690), Monroe (929), Morgan (907), Nicholas (1,151), Ohio (3,561), Pendleton (615), Pleasants (793), Pocahontas (578), Preston (2,496), Putnam (4,104), Raleigh (4,549), Randolph (2,349), Ritchie (602), Roane (486), Summers (695), Taylor (1,071), Tucker (492), Tyler (607), Upshur (1,634), Wayne (2,574), Webster (285), Wetzel (1,057), Wirt (341), Wood (6,888), Wyoming (1,712).