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Wood County resident among COVID deaths

CHARLESTON — One person from Wood County was confirmed as a death from the COVID-19 coronavirus Wednesday morning from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The state confirmed the death of a76-year-old male from Wood County, according to the Wednesday morning pandemic update from the department.

Eleven additional deaths from the virus were confirmed in the 24-hour period from Tuesday to Wednesday morning. The total of deaths since the pandemic started a year ago was at 2,285 as of Wednesday morning.

Deaths were also confirmed on Wednesday of residents from Mercer, Berkeley, Grant, Kanawha, Boone, Marion and Logan counties, according to the state.

Active cases were at 8,067 as of Wednesday with 243 new cases reported from Tuesday to Wednesday. Current active cases have not been that low since Nov. 11.

Also continuing the downward trend are hospitalizations. As of Wednesday, there were 294 people in a hospital, with 74 in an intensive care unit and 40 on ventilators.

The state has fully vaccinated 169,832 people.

Doses administered per county in the region and percentage of population are: Calhoun, 1,670, 23.5; Doddridge, 2,211, 26.2; Jackson, 5,733, 20.1; Pleasants, 1,968, 26.4; Ritchie, 1,832, 19.2; Roane, 2,838, 20.7; Tyler, 1,648, 19.2; Wetzel, 3,853, 25.6; Wirt, 1,229, 21.1; Wood, 14,235, 17.

Virus statistics for local counties by number active and total deaths: Calhoun, 8, 0; Doddridge, 25, 6; Gilmer, 13, 8; Jackson, 28, 50; Pleasants, 15, 17; Ritchie, 24, 9; Roane, 11, 7; Tyler, 62, 4; Wetzel, 102, 19; Wirt, 10, 2; Wood, 214, 130.

The schedule of COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination clinics for this week in the region includes:

* Today: Calhoun County, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Calhoun Middle/High School Front Loop, 50 Underwood Circle, Mt. Zion; Jackson County, 1-5 p.m., Jackson County Armory, 8832 Pt. Pleasant Road, Millwood; Pleasants County, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pleasants County Library, 101 Lafayette St., St. Marys; Ritchie County, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ritchie County 4-H Camp, 4-H Camp Road, Harrisville; Wood County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Parkersburg Early Learning Center, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg.

* Friday: Doddridge County, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Doddridge County High School Technical Center, 65 Doddridge County School Road, West Union; Gilmer County, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Sue Morris Sports Complex, 1294 U.S. Highway 33E, Glenville; Roane County, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., City of Spencer Armory, 207 E. Main St., Spencer; Wetzel and Tyler counties, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church-New Martinsville, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville; Wood County A, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Camden Clark Medical Center Medical Office Building B, 705 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg; Wood County B, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Parkersburg Early Learning Center, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department earlier this week said those originally scheduled to get a booster vaccine today at West Virginia University at Parkersburg should come on Friday at the same time of their original appointment.

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