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Coronavirus

West Virginia officials say vaccination rate lower than previous CDC claims

CHARLESTON — The Centers for Disease Control have been double-counting and misreporting the number of West Virginians getting COVID-19 vaccinations, state officials revealed Wednesday. They placed the percent of eligible state residents receiving at least one dose of the COVID vaccine at ...

West Virginia continuing to see drop in COVID cases

CHARLESTON — Active COVID-19 cases continued to drop in West Virginia while six confirmed deaths on Wednesday were residents from the region, according to the latest pandemic update from the Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported 15,280 active cases, a drop of 2,155 ...

Active COVID-19 cases again drop in W.Va.

Staff Report CHARLESTON — Active COVID-19 cases dropped another 4,000 from Monday to Tuesday in West Virginia, according to the state Department and Health and Human Resources. The decline has been more than 12,300 cases since Friday. The state reported 17,435 active cases in Tuesday ...

Justice forms task force to help hospitals overrun with COVID -19

CHARLESTON — As hospitals continue to fill with patients suffering from severe COVID-19 symptoms, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday a new task force aimed specifically at helping hospitals avoid rationing health care. Justice met with state health and COVID-19 response ...

Justice says peak is near as active cases drop

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported Monday a drop of more than 8,200 active COVID-19 cases across the state since Friday when an all-time high was set. The state also reported another 54 confirmed deaths from the virus since the last report on ...

Officials remember Wood County Schools employee

PARKERSBURG — A longtime Wood County Schools employee died last week due to complications from COVID-19. Les Lipscomb Jr., 65, worked for the district for 22 years, most recently as custodian coordinator for the school system. “Les was a jack-of-all-trades. He could do anything,” said ...