| West Virginia is now leading the country in having the highest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.|
The state has reached a record high for hospitalizations since the pandemic began. With colder weather coming, the numbers will likely increase.
West Virginia also ranked #5 for the most people hospitalized per 100,000 people as well as #9 for the highest number of deaths per 100,00 people.
There are currently 9 WVU medical hospitals across the state including the academic medical center in Morgantown, that are operating under at crisis level.
ICU beds are also full at the hospitals.
One hospital has also declared an emergency crisis situation due to the high number of people that are on oxygen.
WVU Medicine says that 90% of their COVID-19 patients in the ICU are unvaccinated.