(01/18/2021)
Health officials in the Mountain State say eight more West Virginians, including a 35-year-old, have died in connection to COVID-19, bringing the state to 1.784 COVID-19 deaths throughout the pandemic.

With Calhoun having one new case this week, 18 new cases last week, and 28 new cases the previous week.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, health officials are reporting 988 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The state has recorded a total of 109,809 cases throughout the pandemic. Of those cases, 26,777 remain active and 81,248 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.p> Hospitalizations in the Mountain State are continuing to drop with 643 people currently in the hospital with the virus. Health officials say 172 of those patients are in the ICU and 91 are on ventilators.

COVID-19 Vaccine summary as of Jan. 18, 2021 (Courtesy: WV DHHR) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says 81.7% of COVID-19 vaccine doses that have been allocated as a second dose have now been administered. 23,092 West Virginians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 130,600 people have received their first doses. The state has used 98.4% of the first doses it has received at this time.

The state has received a total of 1,761905 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19, with a daily percent positivity rate of 6.19%, and a cumulative rate of 5.49%.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases per county include: Barbour (1,003), Berkeley (8,091), Boone (1,292), Braxton (676), Brooke (1,764), Cabell (6,458), Calhoun (188), Clay (301), Doddridge (365), Fayette (2,167), Gilmer (534), Grant (921), Greenbrier (2,056), Hampshire (1,231), Hancock (2,318), Hardy (1,087), Harrison (4,021), Jackson (1,488), Jefferson (3,019), Kanawha (10,336), Lewis (729), Lincoln (1,035), Logan (2,128), Marion (2,914), Marshall (2,554), Mason (1,366), McDowell (1,135), Mercer (3,690), Mineral (2,318), Mingo (1,770), Monongalia (6,500), Monroe (804), Morgan (819), Nicholas (937), Ohio (3,076), Pendleton (460), Pleasants (721), Pocahontas (511), Preston (2,234), Putnam (3,520), Raleigh (3,673), Randolph (1,933), Ritchie (497), Roane (403), Summers (633), Taylor (910), Tucker (417), Tyler (492), Upshur (1,274), Wayne (2,109), Webster (221), Wetzel (884), Wirt (293), Wood (6,107), Wyoming (1,426).


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