West Virginia DHHR reports 18 new COVID-related deaths | VM News


CHARLESTON, West Virginia (WV News) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 18 new deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 77-year-old woman from Marion County, a 63-year-old woman from Jefferson County, a 72-year-old man from Marion County, a 74-year-old woman from Berkeley County, an 86-year-old man. an elderly male from Wood County, a 63 year old female from Fayette County, a 74 year old female from Kanawha County, a 66 year old female from Preston County, a 58 year old female from Kanawha County, a female 83 year old female from Taylor County, 64 year old female from Kanawha County, 63 year old female from Cabell County, 51 year old female from Monroe County, 56 year old male from Kanawha County , a 68-year-old man from Lewis County, a 60-year-old man from Lewis County, an 86-year-old man from Greenbrier County and a 90-year-old man from Webster County.

“As many West Virginians are fed up with COVID-19, we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent further spread in our communities,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Our condolences go out to these families during their time of mourning.”

DHHR also reported Wednesday that there were 1,436 active cases of COVID-19 statewide.

There are 368 residents hospitalized with COVID-19, including 98 in intensive care units and 50 on ventilators.

DHHR identified 377 new cases of COVID in the previous 24 hours, with a positive test rate of 3.23%.

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES BY COUNTY: Barbour (21), Berkeley (55), Boone (13), Braxton (15), Brooke (22), Cabell (70), Calhoun (10), Clay (16), Doddridge (1) , Fayette (67), Gilmer (2), Grant (2), Greenbrier (43), Hampshire (6), Hancock (14), Hardy (8), Harrison (85), Jackson (12), Jefferson (22) , Kanawha (101), Lewis (8), Lincoln (17), Logan (13), Marion (83), Marshall (59), Mason (18), McDowell (28), Mercer (64), Mineral (13) , Mingo (19), Monongalia (69), Monroe (13), Morgan (5), Nicholas (36), Ohio (19), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (3), Pocahontas (7), Preston (42) , Putnam (31), Raleigh (47), Randolph (13), Ritchie (7), Roane (5), Summers (12), Taylor (22), Tucker (5), Tyler (14), Upshur (29) , Wayne (24), Webster (25), Wetzel (9), Wirt (6), Wood (44), Wyoming (38). To find cumulative cases by county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which can be sorted by county.

Delays may occur in the transmission of information from the local health department to DHHR. As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as a individual in question may have crossed the state line to be tested. Please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

West Virginians ages 5 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Booster shots are also available for ages 12 and up. To learn more about the vaccine or to find a vaccination site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.

Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Mason, Mineral, Mingo, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler/Wetzel, Upshur, Wayne, and Wood counties.

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Airborne Church, 172 Creative Place, Martinsburg, WV

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Cabell-Huntington Health Department (parking lot), 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (pre-registration optional: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Doddridge County Health Department, 60 Pennsylvania Street, West Union, WV

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Fayette County Health Department, 5495 Maple Lane, Fayetteville, WV

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Dunbar School Foundation, 101 High Street, Fairmont, WV

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mineral County Health Department, 541 Harley O. Staggers Drive, Keyser, WV

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Appalachian Christian Center, 2812 Seneca Trail South, Peterstown, WV

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ohio Valley Medical Center (back parking lot at top of 22nd Street), 2000 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV (pre-registration optional:

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Putnam County Health Department (behind Liberty Square), 316 Putnam Village Drive, Hurricane, WV (pre-registration optional: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Ritchie Regional, 135 South Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV

2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Grafton-Taylor Health Department, 718 West Main Street (parking lot at Operations Trailer), Grafton, WV (pre-registration optional: https://wv.getmycovidresult.com/)

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department, 121 Maple Lane, Sistersville, WV

Please check the test site, DHHR social media pages and the COVID-19 website https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx for any last minute cancellations and to find other free testing opportunities throughout West Virginia.

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