THURSDAY WV COVID-19 REPORT - WV NEW CASES RISING - 39% Calhoun Citizens Immunized

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 495 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. As of today, Thursday, April 1, 2021, the state has recorded a total of 142,233 cases since the pandemic began.

For the first time in several weeks, West Virginia now has some counties with increased cases.

39.7% Calhoun County citizens have been immunized, with WV having a total of 46.5% immunized.

A couple weeks ago, Gov. Jim Justice expressed concern that Calhoun and Clay had a low immunization record.

The nation's leading epidemiologists have said that 85% of the public must get the COVID-19 shots in order to stop the pandemic.

West Virginia is also reporting a rise in active COVID-19 cases, with that number rising to 6,499 as of this morning, up more than 200 cases from yesterday. Active cases are also up more than 1,300 cases from March 12, which was the last day they had been continuously dropping since the mid-January peak. Of thsoe active cases, 224 West Virginians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Health officials say 81 of those patients are in the ICU and 21 are on ventilators. COVID-19 data for West Virginia as of Thursday, April 1, 2021. The WV DHHR also says seven more West Virginians have died in connection to COVID-19, which brings the state to a total of 2,683 deaths related to the virus.

The state has received a total of 2,458,806 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positivity rate of 4.17% and a cumulative rate of 5.26%. A total of 133,051 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

According to the WV DHHR, 323,067 West Virginians have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A total of 509,624 people in the state have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. West Virginians can preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine at

Confirmed cases per county include:

Barbour (1,317), Berkeley (10,748), Boone (1,749), Braxton (838), Brooke (2,067), Cabell (8,413), Calhoun (243), Clay (394), Doddridge (516), Fayette (3,023), Gilmer (731), Grant (1,175), Greenbrier (2,509), Hampshire (1,624), Hancock (2,633), Hardy (1,395), Harrison (5,164), Jackson (1,790), Jefferson (4,077), Kanawha (13,162), Lewis (1,106), Lincoln (1,361), Logan (2,947), Marion (3,941), Marshall (3,176), Mason (1,878), McDowell (1,417), Mercer (4,402), Mineral (2,658), Mingo (2,315), Monongalia (8,683), Monroe (1,023), Morgan (1,019), Nicholas (1,389), Ohio (3,859), Pendleton (668), Pleasants (819), Pocahontas (618), Preston (2,724), Putnam (4,563), Raleigh (5,571), Randolph (2,467), Ritchie (642), Roane (529), Summers (729), Taylor (1,155), Tucker (518), Tyler (657), Upshur (1,784), Wayne (2,759), Webster (449), Wetzel (1,179), Wirt (370), Wood (7,458), Wyoming (1,832).