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Wood County resident among latest reported COVID deaths

From Staff Reports

CHARLESTON — Another 24 people have died from COVID-19 in West Virginia, including one confirmed from Wood County.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported the 24 deaths Tuesday since its last update on Monday along with 714 new cases of the virus which were reported in the 24-hour period between Monday and Tuesday mornings.

On Tuesday, the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health confirmed, through its continuing data reconciliation with a death certificate for a 59-year old male from Wood County which will be added to the state’s official COVID-19 death numbers.

The state confirmed new deaths in Raleigh, Cabell, Mineral, Lincoln, Jefferson counties and five from Kanawha County as of Tuesday. The oldest was a 83-year old female from Jefferson County and the youngest was 48-year old female from Kanawha County.

No new deaths were confirmed in Wood County as of Tuesday morning.

Other data reconciliation with the official death certificate include a 62-year old male from Harrison County, a 90-year old male from Wayne County, a 43-year old female from Lewis County, a 32-year old female from Wayne County, an 87-year old female from Nicholas County, an 86-year old female from Raleigh County, a 64-year old male from Wyoming County, a 61-year old female from Monongalia County, an 82-year old male from Monongalia County, a 46-year old male from Brooke County, a 58-year old male from Kanawha County, a 64-year old male from Cabell County, and a 60-year old female from Wetzel County. These deaths range from September 2021 through October 2021.

“Every life lost to this pandemic is a tragedy,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please schedule a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and those around you.”

There are 4,316 confirmed deaths in West Virginia since the start of the pandemic.

Statewide there were 7,366 active cases as of Tuesday, down from 7,867 on Monday.

Active cases in Wood County on Tuesday were 313.

Active cases in other counties in the region on Tuesday were (previous day): Calhoun, 33 (39); Doddridge, 25 (24); Gilmer, 17; Jackson, 99 (106); Pleasants, 17 (18); Ritchie, 24; Roane, 63 (68); Tyler, 17; Wetzel, 86; Wirt, 18 (29).

The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is reporting nine out of 46 total COVID patients have been vaccinated; one in 10 patients in ICU have been vaccinated and one out of eight vented patients have been vaccinated.

West Virginians 12 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccine, or to find a vaccine site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.

Free pop-up COVID-19 testing is available today in Vienna from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. through Friday at Vienna Baptist Church, 3401 Grand Central Ave., Vienna (Optional pre-registration).

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