Active COVID-19 cases remain above 1,000

From staff reports

CHARLESTON — Active cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia continue to inch upward after dropping below 1,000 last week.

As of Monday’s update from the state Department of Health and Human Resources, there were 1,115 active cases, up from 1,026 on Friday.

There were no deaths reported over the weekend, leaving the state’s total since the start of the pandemic last spring at 2,919.

Active cases in area counties as of Monday (Friday): Calhoun, 2 (4); Doddridge 5 (5); Gilmer, 1 (2); Jackson, 11 (6); Pleasants, 0 (0); Ritchie, 5 (5); Roane, 4 (5); Tyler, 6 (8); Wetzel 17 (16); Wirt, 4 (4); Wood, 22 (13).

Webster County remained the only one in the state marked orange on the county alert system map, indicating the second-highest level of infection and spread in the five-category system. Six other counties — Cabell, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Taylor and Wayne — were at yellow, which is second-lowest to green. Green is where the remaining 49 counties fall.

Officials continue to urge eligible West Virginians ages 12 and older to get vaccinated against the virus. Local pop-up clinics are planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and July 29, at the Pavilion in City Park and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and July 30 at the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority on Juliana Street in Parkersburg. Both the two-shot Pfizer vaccine, for ages 12 and up, and the single-shot Johnson & Johnson, ages 18 and up, inoculations will be offered.

More information about the vaccines and the location of other vaccination sites can be found online at vaccinate.wv.gov or by calling 1-833-734-0965.

West Virginians ages 12 and older who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register for the “Do It for Babydog: Save a Life, Change your Life” vaccine sweepstakes at doitforbabydog.wv.gov.


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