|The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 446 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths in its report on April 17.|
The DHHR confirmed 475 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths in its report on Friday.
Gov. Jim Justice says the demand for vaccinations has dropped, with "a lack of arms" to ward off COVID-19, mostly due to politics and believing in conspiracy theories.
WV was leading the nation with the vaccines, but has now dropped into the pit, Justice said.
With the number of citizens eligible to get the vaccine, now only 7% of Calhoun citizens have received the vaccine. Earlier, when vaccines were restricted to older citizens and other key people, 39.7% Calhoun County citizens had been immunized.
With a hold on the J&J vaccine, epidemiologists say there is one in a million chance of it being a problem.
Epidemiologists say to stop COVID-19, about 85% must be vaccinated
The report from the DHHR says there have been 2,602,762(+10,218) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 148,517(+446) total cases and 2,780(+3) total deaths.
According to the DHHRâs COVID-19 dashboard, there are currently 7,317 active cases and 141,200 recovered cases in the state.
Listed below are the total numbers of COVID-19 cases per county, according to the DHHRâs latest report:
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,344), Berkeley (11,541), Boone (1,867), Braxton (861), Brooke (2,118), Cabell (8,606), Calhoun (271), Clay (453), Doddridge (545), Fayette (3,253), Gilmer (734), Grant (1,240), Greenbrier (2,607), Hampshire (1,702), Hancock (2,705), Hardy (1,434), Harrison (5,391), Jackson (1,906), Jefferson (4,327), Kanawha (14,027), Lewis (1,137), Lincoln (1,396), Logan (3,001), Marion (4,135), Marshall (3,269), Mason (1,932), McDowell (1,478), Mercer (4,557), Mineral (2,760), Mingo (2,416), Monongalia (8,940), Monroe (1,067), Morgan (1,086), Nicholas (1,499), Ohio (4,030), Pendleton (686), Pleasants (830), Pocahontas (640), Preston (2,805), Putnam (4,806), Raleigh (6,105), Randolph (2,493), Ritchie (658), Roane (579), Summers (756), Taylor (1,197), Tucker (523), Tyler (670), Upshur (1,816), Wayne (2,815), Webster (455), Wetzel (1,188), Wirt (380), Wood (7,573), Wyoming (1,907).
According to the dashboard, as of Saturday morning, 678,940 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 499,540 people have been fully vaccinated.
It appears that the public's desire to get the vaccine has crested in WV, and means an inability to obtain herd immunity fades.