(03/20/2021)
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says with 30 additional COVID-19 deaths, the Mountain State has now reached 2,600 COVID-19 deaths throughout the pandemic.

The WV DHHR says 20 of these 30 deaths come from the Bureau for Public Health’s Health Statistic Center conducting a data match examining COVID-19 associated deaths reported through death certificates. The 20 deaths had not been reported.

Three or four new cases in Calhoun this week.

The state is also reporting 376 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 137,092 cases throughout the pandemic. As of this morning, the number of West Virginians in the hospital with COVID-19 continues to rise, with 199 people currently hospitalized. Of those patients, 68 are in the ICU and 22 are on ventilators.

According to health officials, the state has received a total of 2,341,373 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positivity rate of 3.26% and a cumulative rate of 5.30%. The WV DHHR says 129,143 West Virginians have recovered from COVID-19.

A total of 259,367 West Virginians have now been vaccinated against COVID-19. People in the Mountain State can pre-register for the vaccine at vaccinate.wv.gov. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 per county include:

Barbour (1,300), Berkeley (10,176), Boone (1,672), Braxton (802), Brooke (2,044), Cabell (8,143), Calhoun (238), Clay (385), Doddridge (502), Fayette (2,849), Gilmer (725), Grant (1,146), Greenbrier (2,457), Hampshire (1,577), Hancock (2,603), Hardy (1,337), Harrison (5,005), Jackson (1,710), Jefferson (3,801), Kanawha (12,529), Lewis (1,069), Lincoln (1,309), Logan (2,878), Marion (3,827), Marshall (3,128), Mason (1,825), McDowell (1,396), Mercer (4,316), Mineral (2,613), Mingo (2,227), Monongalia (8,398), Monroe (997), Morgan (955), Nicholas (1,299), Ohio (3,739), Pendleton (631), Pleasants (815), Pocahontas (603), Preston (2,652), Putnam (4,390), Raleigh (5,100), Randolph (2,432), Ritchie (635), Roane (509), Summers (710), Taylor (1,119), Tucker (512), Tyler (645), Upshur (1,736), Wayne (2,655), Webster (407), Wetzel (1,131), Wirt (365), Wood (7,285), Wyoming (1,783).

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