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Coronavirus

Vaccinations low among West Virginia’s young

CHARLESTON — While West Virginia is set to quickly reach new goals set for vaccinating the state’s older population against COVID-19 and its delta variant, getting eligible children and young adults vaccinated remains a struggle. According to James Hoyer, leader of the state’s joint ...

West Virginia updates list of COVID deaths; delta found in Wetzel County

CHARLESTON — A delta variant infection has been recorded in Wetzel County while two people from the region were among the deaths reported Thursday in a data reconciliation by the Bureau of Public Health, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said. Eleven of the 14 ...

West Virginia reports 89 new cases of COVID-19

CHARLESTON — Active cases of the virus in West Virginia climbed 89 between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources. The state reported 1,187 active cases as of Wednesday morning, up from 1,098 in Tuesday morning’s pandemic update. Active ...

No mask mandates for schools, colleges and universities at this time

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials said Tuesday they see nothing to warrant imposing statewide mask mandates on West Virginia’s K-12 schools or colleges and universities even with the risk of the Delta COVID-19 variant. “As of this moment in time right now, I ...

Officials: Delta variant cases at 22, with more expected

Staff Report CHARLESTON — Twenty-two cases of the delta variant have been recorded so far by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in its Tuesday morning pandemic update. State health officials have said the delta mutation is expected to become the predominant strain in ...

West Virginia officials urge COVID vaccinations to stem tide of delta variant

CHARLESTON — With the delta/India variant of COVID-19 quickly becoming the dominant variant in the U.S., state officials promoted the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines at preventing severe symptoms, hospitalizations and deaths. According to an analysis by CNN of coronavirus data ...