GOLIATH RISES: FRIDAY WV COVID-19 REPORT - COVID-19 RAGING UPWARD IN CALHOUN. IN RED FIRST TIME - Calhoun Could Have Over 50 Record Cases, WV Reports 1,328 New Cases Friday

COVID-19 is raging in WV and around the nation.

Health officials said Friday that West Virginia is seeing the second fastest COVID-19 case spike in the country.

Calhoun in "red" for the first time. Five neighboring counties in "red."

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says 1,328 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 184,682 total cases since the pandemic began.

Thursday, West Virginia health officials reported 13 COVID-19 deaths and 1,448 positive new cases.

Reports say that few people are wearing masks in rural area, apparently waiting on mandates.

Calhoun has a record high number of active cases at 38 since last Friday, with earlier cases, there could be well over 50 active cases.

Unconfirmed reports say a number of Calhoun residents are in critical care units.

Meanwhile, WV governor Jim Justice has yet to re-instate COVID measures when the pandemic was at a lower level, mandates and closures, leaving it up to 55 county school systems to take their own measures.

The state’s data shows 0.51% of fully vaccinated people in the state have gotten COVID. The data also shows 0.008% of those who are fully vaccinated have died from the virus.

Health officials say five more West Virginians have died in connection to the virus, bringing the total to 3,054 deaths. The WV DHHR confirmed the death of a 69-year old male from Roane County.

The WV DHHR says 13,766 cases in the state are currently active.

The state has received a total of 3,345,070 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positivity rate of 10.94% and a cumulative rate of 5.13%. At least 167,862 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases per county include:

Barbour (1,873), Berkeley (14,231), Boone (2,385), Braxton (1,190), Brooke (2,384), Cabell (10,221), Calhoun (462), Clay (649), Doddridge (701), Fayette (4,054), Gilmer (984), Grant (1,400), Greenbrier (3,244), Hampshire (2,109), Hancock (3,016), Hardy (1,715), Harrison (6,940), Jackson (2,493), Jefferson (5,231), Kanawha (17,365), Lewis (1,662), Lincoln (1,823), Logan (3,680), Marion (5,190), Marshall (3,998), Mason (2,398), McDowell (1,877), Mercer (5,873), Mineral (3,233), Mingo (3,094), Monongalia (10,084), Monroe (1,417), Morgan (1,419), Nicholas (2,197), Ohio (4,801), Pendleton (790), Pleasants (1,032), Pocahontas (776), Preston (3,177), Putnam (6,004), Raleigh (8,008), Randolph (3,445), Ritchie (842), Roane (802), Summers (963), Taylor (1,494), Tucker (638), Tyler (899), Upshur (2,522), Wayne (3,668), Webster (698), Wetzel (1,701), Wirt (508), Wood (8,900), Wyoming (2,422).