COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia reach 1,700
CHARLESTON — The total of confirmed deaths in West Virginia from the virus has exceeded 1,700, including seven more people from Wood and Jackson counties in Thursday morning’s pandemic update from the Department of Health and Human Resources.
The state reported 1,702 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus since the pandemic began in March. Another 31 people statewide have been confirmed as deaths from the virus in the 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
Confirmed were the deaths of a 79-year-old woman from Wood County, a 71-year-old man from Wood County, a 79-year-old man from Wood County, a 79-year-old woman from Wood County, a 91-year-old woman from Jackson County, an 87-year-old woman from Jackson County and a 98-year-old woman from Wood County. Twenty-six people from West Virginia counties in the region have died from the virus since Monday, according to the state.
Also confirmed were the deaths of a 95-year-old woman from Mercer County, an 88-year-old woman from Mercer County, a 96-year-old woman from Harrison County, an 81-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 68-year-old man from Harrison County, a 72-year-old man from Monongalia County, a 67-year-old man from Raleigh County, a 72-year-old man from Wyoming County, a 96-year-old woman from Kanawha County, a 40-year-old woman from Raleigh County, an 84-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 63-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 90-year-old woman from Cabell County, a 74-year-old woman from Kanawha County, an 89-year-old woman from Hancock County, a 91-year-old woman from Upshur County, an 80-year-old man from Mason County, a 79-year-old man from Monongalia County, a 79-year-old man from Marion County, an 89-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 49-year-old man from Boone County, an 84-year-old woman from Jefferson County, a 39-year-old man from Harrison County and a 77-year-old man from Cabell County.
“As we face another difficult day, we must renew our efforts to practice the prevention measures that can stop the spread of this deadly virus,” department Secretary Bill J. Crouch said.
Positive cases increased by 826 from Wednesday to Thursday with 27,245 current active cases, the state said. The state has had 105,219 positive test results among the 1,690,407 test results received, resulting in a daily positivity rate of 4.94 percent and cumulative of 5.44 percent,
The state has fully vaccinated 20,004 people. The state has received 132,700 first doses, of which 106,453 have been administered, and 28,275 second doses, of which 20,004 have been administered.
Hospitalizations totaled 736 people with 187 in an intensive care unit and 97 on ventilators, all decreasing from the totals of the past week.
Local county statistics:
* Calhoun: 45 active cases, 138 recovered, 163 cumulative confirmed, 20 cumulative probable, 5,554 tests, 0 deaths.
* Doddridge: 59 active, 265 recovered, 239 cumulative confirmed, 88 cumulative probable, 4,562 tests, 3 deaths.
* Gilmer: 54 active, 453 recovered, 422 cumulative confirmed, 90 cumulative probable, 7,254 tests, 5 deaths.
* Jackson: 202 active, 1,190 recovered, 1,287 cumulative confirmed, 146 cumulative probable, 20,546 tests, 41 deaths.
* Pleasants: 129 active, 563 recovered, 603 cumulative confirmed, 98 cumulative probable, 5,627 tests, 9 deaths.
* Ritchie: 95 active, 373 recovered, 397 cumulative confirmed, 79 cumulative probable, 6,710 tests, 8 deaths.
* Roane: 63 active, 311 recovered, 347 cumulative confirmed, 33 cumulative probable, 11,716 tests, 6 deaths.
* Tyler: 107 active, 349 recovered, 305 cumulative confirmed, 154 cumulative probable, 6,218 tests, 3 deaths.
* Wetzel: 157 active, 680 recovered, 509 cumulative confirmed, 344 cumulative probable, 9,912 tests, 16 deaths.
* Wirt: 42 active, 229 recovered, 212 cumulative confirmed, 60 cumulative probable, 3,303 tests, 1 death.
* Wood: 912 active, 4,957 recovered, 4,474 cumulative confirmed, 1,465 probable, 68,626 tests, 70 deaths.