West Virginia reports 20 new COVID-19 deaths, more than 250 new cases

Coronavirus in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says 20 more West Virginians have died in connection to COVID-19, bringing the state to a total of 4,568 COVID-19 related deaths throughout the pandemic.

Health officials confirmed the deaths of a 55-year old male from Barbour County, a 59-year old male from Tyler County, a 72-year old female from Fayette County, a 76-year old male from Raleigh County, an 87-year old female from Kanawha County, a 71-year old female from Preston County, a 68-year old male from Raleigh County, a 72-year old female from Kanawha County, a 76-year old male from Morgan County, a 70-year old male from Harrison County, an 80-year old female from Roane County, a 78-year old female from Grant County, an 87-year old female from Berkeley County, an 87-year old female from Preston County, an 82-year old male from Mason County, a 91-year old male from Ohio County, and a 68-year old male from Wyoming County.

West Virginia COVID-19 data for Nov. 9, 2021 (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

The state is also reporting 259 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The new cases bring the state to a total of 278,837 cases since the pandemic with 6,994 Delta variant cases confirmed.

West Virginia currently has a total of 5,937 active cases.

A total of 544 West Virginians are currently hospitalized with 190 people in the ICU and 94 on ventilators. The state has a current daily percent positivity rate of 16.23% and a current cumulative rate of 6.14%. This is the second-highest positivity rate in the Mountain State this year.

Health officials say 268,332 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

With 5 to 11-year-olds now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, the state has adjusted its percentage of eligible West Virginians to include this age group, which is why the percentages appear lower than in previous days. Health officials say 62.4% of eligible West Virginians have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and the percentage of eligible West Virginians who are fully vaccinated is at 54.5%. West Virginians ages 5 and older can get a vaccine. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.

According to the state’s County Alert System map, Summers, Pocahontas, Pendleton, Tucker, Lewis, Doddridge, Pleasants and Wirt counties are in green. Counties in yellow include Mason, Monroe, Randolph, Barbour, Gilmer, Calhoun and Ritchie.

The map lists Cabell, Logan, McDowell, Greenbrier, Braxton, Tyler and Ohio as gold. Orange counties include Brooke, Marshall, Wetzel, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Grant, Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, Wayne, Mingo, Wyoming, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Kanawha, Clay, Roane, Jackson, Wood and Webster counties.

West Virginia County Alert System map for Nov. 9, 2021 (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

The remaining 10 of the state’s 55 counties are in red. These include Hancock, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Taylor, Upshur, Nicholas, Boone, Lincoln and Putnam.

Active cases per county include:

Barbour (46), Berkeley (307), Boone (92), Braxton (39), Brooke (50), Cabell (256), Calhoun (26), Clay (31), Doddridge (8), Fayette (123), Gilmer (28), Grant (63), Greenbrier (84), Hampshire (71), Hancock (110), Hardy (71), Harrison (233), Jackson (70), Jefferson (102), Kanawha (489), Lewis (57), Lincoln (150), Logan (80), Marion (217), Marshall (83), Mason (63), McDowell (53), Mercer (239), Mineral (95), Mingo (57), Monongalia (226), Monroe (41), Morgan (48), Nicholas (155), Ohio (76), Pendleton (14), Pleasants (12), Pocahontas (16), Preston (119), Putnam (218), Raleigh (198), Randolph (79), Ritchie (16), Roane (98), Summers (26), Taylor (104), Tucker (17), Tyler (17), Upshur (114), Wayne (78), Webster (24), Wetzel (52), Wirt (8), Wood (198), Wyoming (83).

Free pop-up COVID-19 testing is available today in the following counties:

For additional free COVID-19 testing opportunities across the state, please visit the WV DHHR website.

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