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Jackson County woman among COVID-19 deaths

Staff Report

CHARLESTON — A Jackson County woman was listed among the confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus on Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The 61-year-old woman was one of four residents confirmed dead from the virus in the 24-hour period from Monday to Tuesday morning. Deaths also were confirmed in Raleigh and Kanawha counties.

The death count in West Virginia as of Tuesday was at 2,789 people.

The total number of deaths in Jackson County since the pandemic started a year ago is at 63. The most deaths in a county in the region are in Wood County at 167.

Deaths in local counties as of Tuesday are: Calhoun 0; Doddridge 6; Gilmer 8; Pleasants 17; Ritchie 11; Roane 8; Tyler 9; Wetzel 29; Wirt 3.

New cases of the virus rose 315 from Monday to Tuesday morning. Current active cases as of Tuesday were 7,270, decreasing from 7,388 on Monday and 7,390 on Sunday.

Active case totals as of Sunday (previous day) in local counties are: Calhoun, 16 (18); Doddridge, 18 (24); Gilmer, 5 (4); Jackson, 65 (66); Pleasants, 8 (10); Ritchie, 15 (15); Roane, 23 (24); Tyler, 19 (18); Wetzel, 81 (66); Wirt, 7 (10); and Wood, 97 (118).

Hospitalizations totaled 252, with 81 in an intensive care unit and 25 on ventilators, higher numbers than the day before.

The state has fully vaccinated 513,848 people with 683,395 people with at least one dose. Local counties (total fully vaccinated and percentage of population): Calhoun, 1,458, 20.5; Doddridge, 3,047, 36.1; Gilmer, 1,773, 22.7; Jackson, 7,306, 25.6; Pleasants, 2,088, 28; Ritchie, 2,463, 25.8; Roane, 3,310, 24.2; Tyler, 2,006, 23.4; Wetzel, 4,687, 31.1; Wirt, 1,270, 21.8; Wood, 18,702, 22.4.

Residents 16 and older can pre-register for vaccinations at vaccinate.wv.gov or call 833-734-0965.

Clinics scheduled this week in the region are:

Today:

* Gilmer County, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., Gilmer County Health Department, Glenville.

* Wood County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Drive, Parkersburg; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., DuPont Washington Works Plant.

Thursday:

* Gilmer County, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., Gilmer County Health Department, Glenville.

* Jackson County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Jackson County Armory, 8832 Pt. Pleasant Road, Millwood.

* Pleasants County, 9 a.m.-noon, Pleasants County Library, 101 Lafayette St., St. Marys.

* Ritchie County, 9 a.m.-noon, Ritchie County 4-H Camp, 4-H Camp Road, Harrisville.

* Wetzel and Tyler counties, 9 a.m., United Methodist Church, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville.

* Wood County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WVU-Parkersburg Early Learning Center, Parkersburg.

Friday:

* Calhoun County, 9 a.m.-noon, Calhoun Middle/High School – Front Loop, 50 Underwood Circle, Mt. Zion.

* Gilmer County, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., Gilmer County Health Department, Glenville.

* Wood County, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Drive, Parkersburg.

Saturday:

* Jackson County, 9 a.m.-noon, Jackson County Armory, 8832 Pt. Pleasant Road, Millwood.

The only red county is Berkeley on the County Alert System map that is based on infection and positivity rates. Red is the highest level. Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Ritchie, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer and Doddridge were green, the least severe. Wetzel turned orange on Tuesday, second highest in severity. Wirt dropped from gold to yellow. Doddridge turned green Tuesday. Jackson remained yellow.

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