(02/11/2021)
Active COVID-19 cases are still on the decline in West Virginia.

About 6% of West Virginians have received the vaccine, with epidemiologists saying 85% of the nations population needs to be vaccinated to stop the virus.

Nationwide surveys indicate that 35-50% do not intend to take the vaccine.

The total number of active cases in the state is 14,076.

On Wednesday, the DHHR reported 429 new cases and 25 more deaths. The death total for West Virginia is now at 2,175.

The overall positive test rate remained at 5.60% Wednesday while the daily positive test rate decreased from 4.80% to 4.26%.

Hospitalizations also decreased Wednesday. There are now 362 patients in the hospital with the virus, including 97 in intensive care and 47 on ventilators.

As for vaccines, officials report 111,457 people have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated. West Virginia has administered 223,850 first doses out of the 236,000 doses received. The state has received 144,400 second doses.

At least 109,700 West Virginians have recovered from COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

Following is a breakdown of total cases by county: Barbour (1,153), Berkeley (9,305), Boone (1,496), Braxton (760), Brooke (1,950), Cabell (7,381), Calhoun (217), Clay (363), Doddridge (439), Fayette (2,519), Gilmer (660), Grant (1,020), Greenbrier (2,329), Hampshire (1,454), Hancock (2,542), Hardy (1,243), Harrison (4,674), Jackson (1,622), Jefferson (3,462), Kanawha (11,513), Lewis (941), Lincoln (1,169), Logan (2,575), Marion (3,529), Marshall (2,931), Mason (1,717), McDowell (1,309), Mercer (4,038), Mineral (2,545), Mingo (2,034), Monongalia (7,441), Monroe (913), Morgan (895), Nicholas (1,112), Ohio (3,499), Pendleton (602), Pleasants (788), Pocahontas (572), Preston (2,468), Putnam (3,996), Raleigh (4,412), Randolph (2,299), Ritchie (587), Roane (477), Summers (684), Taylor (1,046), Tucker (477), Tyler (598), Upshur (1,600), Wayne (2,508), Webster (279), Wetzel (1,041), Wirt (336), Wood (6,754), and Wyoming (1,677).


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