(03/18/2021)
Overnight, 19 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in West Virginia, increasing the pandemic death toll in the state to 2,565.

According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), 315 additional cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday.

Four students from Grafton High School tested positive for COVID-19.

The health department says that no personnel contracted the virus, but of the four, two of the students are symptomatic. 61 students and two school personnel are currently quarantined.

This outbreak is the first since schools went five days a week.

One year ago the first cases of COVID-19 arrived in WV.

As of Wednesday, there have been 2,320,735 total laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 136,334 total cases.

Currently, 5,206 cases are considered active, officials say. Advertisement A total of 247,203 West Virginians has been fully vaccinated against the virus, while 396,970 have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

128,563 patients have recovered for virus complications so far.

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,293), Berkeley (10,121), Boone (1,654), Braxton (798), Brooke (2,041), Cabell (8,114), Calhoun (236), Clay (384), Doddridge (488), Fayette (2,811), Gilmer (723), Grant (1,139), Greenbrier (2,451), Hampshire (1,574), Hancock (2,601), Hardy (1,333), Harrison (4,983), Jackson (1,703), Jefferson (3,753), Kanawha (12,458), Lewis (1,071), Lincoln (1,297), Logan (2,845), Marion (3,805), Marshall (3,116), Mason (1,824), McDowell (1,391), Mercer (4,306), Mineral (2,608), Mingo (2,211), Monongalia (8,346), Monroe (988), Morgan (952), Nicholas (1,281), Ohio (3,718), Pendleton (628), Pleasants (813), Pocahontas (602), Preston (2,638), Putnam (4,373), Raleigh (5,018), Randolph (2,436), Ritchie (633), Roane (510), Summers (707), Taylor (1,111), Tucker (508), Tyler (641), Upshur (1,730), Wayne (2,644), Webster (394), Wetzel (1,125), Wirt (364), Wood (7,264), Wyoming (1,778). West Virginians may pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination.


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